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What is Somatostatinoma?

What is Somatostatinoma?

Somatostatinoma is a rare endocrine pancreatic tumor that secretes excesses of the hormone "somatostatin". that secretes excesses of the hormone ...more »

  • Somatostatinoma: A very rare disorder where tumors in glands that produce somatostatin affect the secretion of the hormone. The tumor mainly occurs in the pancreas but can also occur in the intestinal tract.
  • Somatostatinoma: A rare somatostatin-secreting tumor of pancreatic delta cells associated with diabetes mellitus or abnormal glucose tolerance. Usually malignant, this neoplasm secretes large amounts of somatostatin, which may result in a syndrome characterized by diarrhea, steatorrhea, weight loss, and gastric hyposecretion. Sixty percent are found in the pancreas and 40% in the duodenum or jejunum. The peak incidence occurs between 40 and 60 years of age; women are affected more than men by 2:1. Also known as somatostatinoma. --2004
    Source - Diseases Database

Somatostatinoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Somatostatinoma, or a subtype of Somatostatinoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Somatostatinoma: Introduction

Types of Somatostatinoma:

Broader types of Somatostatinoma:

How many people get Somatostatinoma?

Prevalance of Somatostatinoma: 20 known cases in the literature (Ganda, 1997)
Prevalance Rate of Somatostatinoma: approx 1 in 13,600,000 or 0.00% or 20 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Somatostatinoma?

Complications of Somatostatinoma: see complications of Somatostatinoma

What causes Somatostatinoma?

Causes of Somatostatinoma: see causes of Somatostatinoma

What are the symptoms of Somatostatinoma?

Symptoms of Somatostatinoma: see symptoms of Somatostatinoma

Complications of Somatostatinoma: see complications of Somatostatinoma

Can anyone else get Somatostatinoma?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Somatostatinoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Somatostatinoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Somatostatinoma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Somatostatinoma: see treatments for Somatostatinoma
Research for Somatostatinoma: see research for Somatostatinoma

Name and Aliases of Somatostatinoma

Main name of condition: Somatostatinoma

Class of Condition for Somatostatinoma: cancer

Other names or spellings for Somatostatinoma:

Ampullary somatostatinoma

Ampullary somatostatinoma
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Somatostatinoma: Related Conditions

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