Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the genitourinary tract are rare and are comprised of a heterogeneous group of neoplasms. These include paraganglioma, well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors or carcinoid tumors, small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. Personal experiences, in addition to the findings of an extensive literature search for pertinent publications, were used to compile the epidemiological data, clinical information, histopathological features, prognostic factors, and therapeutic approaches. We also include molecular alterations and targeted treatments of the various neuroendocrine tumors of the genitourinary tract.
- Carcinoid tumor
- Genitourinary neuroendocrine carcinoma
- Genitourinary neuroendocrine tumor
- Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma
- Small-cell carcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine