The eminent German pathologist Siegfried Oberndorfer (1876-1944) and his landmark work on carcinoid tumors

Authors Gregory Tsoucalas, Marianna Karamanou, George Androutsos.


Siegfried Oberndorfer has a distinct place in the Pantheon of pathology as a century ago he described a new neoplastic entity in small bowel and coined first the term "carcinoid". His research stands as a classical landmark in the understanding of carcinoid tumors.

Keywords Siegfried Oberndorfer, carcinoid tumors, small intestine

Ann Gastroenterol 2011; 24 (2): 98-100

History in Gastroenterology