Pancreatic islet cell tumors that secrete one or several polypeptide hormones have been suspected and diagnosed secondary to their systemic manifestations. This case report details the diagnosis and treatment of a 62-year-old man with a large pancreatic islet cell tumor without symptoms in whom the mass was found as a direct result of blunt trauma to the abdomen. The tumor contained high concentrations of both vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and somatostatin. A discussion of VIP-containing tumors is included.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1986|
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