Overview

gastrinoma


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

n. a rare tumour that secretes excess amounts of the hormone gastrin, causing the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Such tumours most frequently occur in the pancreas; about half of them are malignant. Patients have very high levels of gastric acid and often present with complex and intractable gastroduodenal ulceration.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.