Small serotonin-producing neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas associated with pancreatic duct obstruction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors expressing serotonin (carcinoid tumors) account for a small portion of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. The purpose of this study was to describe cases of small serotonin-producing pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors associated with pancreatic duct obstruction. CONCLUSION: Serotonin produced by pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors can induce fibrosis and pancreatic duct obstruction. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors should be considered when CT shows a small hypervascular mass associated with upstream pancreatic duct dilatation or atrophy. Evidence of small pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors should be sought in cases of idiopathic pancreatic duct stenosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kawamoto, S; Shi, C; Hruban, RH; Choti, MA; Schulick, RD; Fishman, EK; Siegelman, SS

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 197 / 3

Start / End Page

  • W482 - W488

PubMed ID

  • 21862776

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.10.5428


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States