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Glossary for Vipoma

  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Back pain: Pain from the back or spine.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid heart disease is a rare, metastatic disease that occurs predominantly in the right heart. The tricuspid and pulmonic valves are affected, leading to right heart failure, which results in increased morbidity and mortality.
  • Chronic diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea is long-term, ongoing lose, watery and frequent stools.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Endocrine system cancer: Cancer that affects any gland in the endocrine system
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Flushing: Involuntary skin redness usually of the face
  • Gastrinoma: Rare tumors secreting the digestive hormone gastrin.
  • Hypercalcemia: Raised level of calcium in the blood
  • Hyperglycemia: High levels of glucose in the blood
  • Hypokalaemia: Decreased concentration of potassium in the blood
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Rosacea-like conditions: Medical conditions highly related to or similar to rosacea.
  • Sweating: Sweating more than normal
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
  • WDHA syndrome: A syndrome characterized by watery diarrhea, hypokalemia and achlorhydria.
  • Watery stool: Watery stool is a form of diarrhea

 

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