Uncommon case of gastrinoma in a child

P F Eire, C Rodriguez Pereira, P Barca Rodriguez, R Varela Cives
European Journal of Pediatric Surgery 1996, 6 (3): 173-4
Gastrinoma is a kind of neuroendocrine tumor very rare in children. It can be described as solitary and has been reported in the liver and in the kidney; or as part of MEN type I (tumors of parathyroids, pancreatic islets and pituitary). We report here, a solitary and huge pancreatic gastrinoma in a young girl with a Zollinger-Ellison (Z-E) syndrome, whose diagnosis was delayed by misunderstanding of the symptoms.

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