Related Conditions and Treatments
Carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine tumor that can develop in the appendix, gastrointestinal tract, or lungs.
Carney triad is a rare condition that describes the occurrence of three kinds of endocrine tumors in the same patient.
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is an inherited genetic multiple endocrine neoplasia that causes tumors to grow in several of the body’s hormone-producing, endocrine organs.
Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)
Neuroendocrine tumors, also known as NETs, are growths that develop from specialized, hormone-producing neuroendocrine tissue distributed throughout the body.
Paraganglioma and Pheochromocytoma
Paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas are tumors that develop out of the neuroendocrine tissue responsible for making epinephrine.
Tumors of the Pancreas
Tumors of the pancreas can develop from the pancreas’ exocrine cells, which make enzymes to aid in digestion, or endocrine cells, which produce hormones such as insulin and glucagon that control blood sugar levels.