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Friday 10 June 2011

Definition: Somatostatinoma is a very rare endocrine tumors. Less than 200 have been reported in the literature, 80 of which linked to NF1.

At the time of the diagnosis, 75 to 80 percent of the patients are metastatics, either in the liver or with nodes metastases.

Surgery is the only treatment.




- pancreatic somatostatinoma
- ampullary somatostatinoma (Vater ampulla)


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