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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Causes

The tumors that formed in the stomach due to the fact that it secretes gastrin which fuels large amounts of acid by the stomach.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Definition

It is an uncommon disease that results from a tumor referred to as gastrinoma which often occurs in the pancreas. The tumor then extracts the hormone that causes gastrin which in turn results to elevated growth of gastric acid which leads to extreme recurring ulcers of the esophagus, stomach and the upper portions of the small intestine.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Diagnosis

Blood tests Upper endoscope examination Barium X-ray

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

The most common symptoms are diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, bleeding, weakness and fatigue and yellow fat found in the stool.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Treatment

If the tumors are large enough the doctor will perform a surgery the get rid of the tumors if tumors are small the doctor will prescribe acid-reducing medication where in the patient will have to take in medication for a long period of time. In severe cases the stomach might be entirely removed.

Drugs used for treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome


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