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Doctor insights on: Zollinger Ellison Syndrome

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Could zollinger-ellison syndrome cause death?

Could zollinger-ellison syndrome cause death?

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. ...Read more

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How is zollinger-ellison syndrome diagnosed?

How is zollinger-ellison syndrome diagnosed?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible for kids to have zollinger ellison syndrome?

Is it possible for kids to have zollinger ellison syndrome?

Yes: It is possible but very rare. ZE syndrome is rare by itself. Pediatric cases are less than 2% of all Zollinger-Ellison cases. But it is possible. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for zollinger-ellison syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Could zollinger-ellison syndrome cause death?

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. ...Read more

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How is zollinger-ellison syndrome diagnosed?

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. ...Read more