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.
- Kawamoto, S; Shi, C; Hruban, RH; Choti, MA; Schulick, RD; Fishman, EK; Siegelman, SS
- September 2011
Volume / Issue
- 197 / 3
Start / End Page
- W482 - W488
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States