A 32-year-old member asked:
how do you diagnose gastrinoma?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Bowers answered
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Tough question.: Pt's with frequent, severe or refractory ulcers are all suspects. First tests are done to prove that the high gastrin levels are due to gastrinoma, like the secretin stimulation test. Next the tumor is localized with spect scanning and other imaging tests.
Answered on Apr 24, 2016
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