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#16 Endoglin as indicator of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas
Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are rare, highly vascularized tumors. Endoglin, a Transforming Growth Factor-β co-receptor, is a marker for angiogenic endothelial cells. Angiogenesis is required for tumor progression and the development of metastases. Recently, endoglin expression was found to be a prognostic marker in pancreatic carcinomas. However, the role of endoglin in neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors has so far not been studied.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Patricia Kuiper
#17 Diagnostic efficacy of the secretin stimulation test for the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: an intra-individual comparison using different dosages in patients and controls
Introduction: The diagnosis of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is suspected in patients with symptoms of gastric acid hypersecretion, i.e., peptic ulcer disease, malabsorption or diarrhea, or with elevated fasting serum gastrin levels. However, symptoms can be masked by the use of proton pump inhibitors and fasting serum gastrin values are not always conclusive. Therefore, the secretin stimulation test is advocated as the principal diagnostic tool to identify the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Patricia Kuiper
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