Another name for Gastrinoma is Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.
What is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome?
A person with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome has a tumor in the pancreas, stomach, or intestine that stimulates the stomach to produce more acid than usual. The increased acid can destroy the cells that line the stomach and intestine. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome can lead to peptic ulcer disease and malabsorption.
What are the symptoms of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome?
Symptoms of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome include upper abdominal pain. The pain may be worse on an empty stomach, and may be relieved with antacids. Additional symptoms of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome include heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss.
How does the doctor treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome?
Treatment for Zollinger-Ellison syndrome includes medications that block acid production in the stomach, or surgery. Severe Zollinger-Ellison syndrome may require chemotherapy.
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