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Giant gastrinoma in a child: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18679689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastrinomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours. A 9-year-old boy who initially presented with recurrent upper abdominal pain and was managed as hyperacidity syndrome was later diagnosed to have a primary, retroperitoneal, extra pancreatic gastrinoma after an asymptomatic period of 6 years is presented. At the second presentation, the contrast-enhanced CT revealed an epigastric mass and serum gastrin was grossly elevated. A complete excision of the mass was done; histopathological evaluation showed a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour. At a year follow up, the child is asymptomatic and the review imaging and serum gastrin levels are normal.
Subramanya Kattepura; Kanishka Das; Marjorie Mariam Ann Correa; Harshad Devarabhavi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-08-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0179-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-22     Completed Date:  2009-03-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1083-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Johnnagara, Bangalore 560034, India.
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MeSH Terms
Gastrinoma* / diagnosis,  surgery
Pancreatic Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  surgery

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