Primary lymph node gastrinoma: a rare cause of abdominal pain in childhood

Elvan Caglar Citak, Hakan Taskinlar, Rabia Bozdogan Arpaci, Feramuz Demir Apaydin, Emel Ceylan Gunay, Huseyin Tanriverdi, Nalan Akyurek
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology 2013, 35 (5): 394-8
Gastrinoma is a hormone-secreting tumor associated with the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is quite rare among children. The discovery of gastrinomas in unusual locations such as lymph nodes, bones, ovaries, and the liver poses a diagnostic dilemma as to whether the tumor is primary or metastatic. Here, we present a case of a primary gastrinoma within a lymph node.

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