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A 52-year-old female asked:

can small cell lung cancer cause malabsorption through zolinger ellison syndrome. would this be a presenting sign of sclc before it shows on ct scan?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Uncommon: Most Zollinger-Ellison / gastrinoma are from islet cell tumors of the foregut. Oat cell carcinoma can produce other paraneoplastic syndromes, famously the anti-nerve cell ones, before being visible on chest ray, but it announces itself fast enough. And what are you going to without a localized tumor? Take out both lungs? Look for some other cause for any suggestive symptoms. Good question Gill.

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