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Somatostatinoma: Introduction

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

Symptoms of Somatostatinoma

Treatments for Somatostatinoma

  • Medical stabilization of specific symptoms of hormone oversectretion eg hypoglycaemia, diarrhea
  • Surgical resection of tumor
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Somatostatinoma: Complications

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Causes of Somatostatinoma

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Somatostatinoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Somatostatinoma

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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable more »

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Definitions of 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)


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