Gastrinoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is gastrinoma?

What is the pathophysiology of gastrinoma?

What is the prevalence of gastrinoma in the US?

What is the global prevalence of gastrinoma?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of gastrinoma?

What is the prognosis of gastrinoma?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of gastrinoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of gastrinoma?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of gastrinoma?

What are the differential diagnoses for Gastrinoma?

Workup

What are the diagnostic criteria for gastrinoma?

What is the role of fasting serum gastrin measurement in the workup of gastrinoma?

How is low gastric acid output assessed in the workup of gastrinoma?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of gastrinoma?

What is the role of arterial secretin injection in the workup of gastrinoma?

What is the role of the calcium infusion test in the workup of gastrinoma?

What is the role of serum chromogranin A (CgA) testing in the workup of gastrinoma?

Treatment

How is gastrinoma treated?

What is the role of proton pump inhibitors in the treatment of gastrinoma?

What is the role of H2-receptor antagonists in the treatment of gastrinoma?

What is the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of gastrinoma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with gastrinoma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of gastrinoma?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with gastrinoma?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of gastrinoma?

Which medications in the drug class Chemotherapeutic agents are used in the treatment of Gastrinoma?

Which medications in the drug class H2-receptor antagonists are used in the treatment of Gastrinoma?

Which medications in the drug class Proton pump inhibitors are used in the treatment of Gastrinoma?