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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could zollinger-ellison syndrome cause death?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
It can and it does: Ze patients eventually bleed to death from their eroded stomach linings, if they have not died first as a result of malnutrition from their damaged gut or the direct effects of their tumor. These folks also often have pituitary tumors and parathyroid disease, both life-threatening. Thankfully, ze is generally manageable. I admire your strength in asking -- be brave and beat this thing.
Last updated Jul 9, 2012

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