A 49-year-old member asked:
Could zollinger-ellison syndrome cause death?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience in Pathology
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.
Answered on Jul 9, 2012
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