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A SOMATOSTATIN-secreting tumor derived from the pancreatic delta cells (SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS). It is also found in the INTESTINE. Somatostatinomas are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS; CHOLELITHIASIS; STEATORRHEA; and HYPOCHLORHYDRIA. The majority of somatostatinomas have the potential for METASTASIS.

Year introduced: 1991(1982)

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Tree Number(s): C04.557.465.625.650.240.695, C04.557.470.200.025.370.695, C04.588.274.761.500.500, C04.588.322.475.500.500, C06.301.761.500.500, C06.689.667.500.500, C19.344.421.500.500

MeSH Unique ID: D013005

Entry Terms:

  • Somatostatinomas

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