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what is the treatment for zollinger-ellison syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Rare: This is a rare condition of a tumor producing a hormone gastrin, causing too much acid in the stomach, possibly leading to a bad stomach ulcer condition. There can be medical treatment to reduce the acid production. If a specific tumor can be located, then surgical excision is performed if it can be safely performed.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is zollinger-ellison syndrome likely to do to you?

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Dr. Charles Greenberg
General Practice 45 years experience
Hormone made: Cells make a hormone that cause acid to be secreted from stomach and causes ulcers. The cells can be in stomach pancreas or lymph nodes.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

How is zollinger-ellison syndrome diagnosed?

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
ZE: This is diagnosed by performing a blood test to look for high levels of gastrin (the hormone secreted by gastrinomas). Your doctor may also ask to perform tests to measure how much acid your stomach is producing.

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