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    Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Cellular Classification of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)

    Table 1. Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas

    Islet Cells Secreted Active Agent Tumor and Syndrome
    ACTH = adrenocorticotropin; MSH = melanocyte-stimulating hormone; VIP = vasoactive intestinal peptide; WDHA = watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria; 5-HT = serotonin.
    Alpha Glucagon Glucagonoma (diabetes, dermatitis)
    Beta Insulin Insulinoma (hypoglycemia)
    Delta Somatostatin Somatostatinoma (mild diabetes); diarrhea/steatorrhea; gallstones
    D Gastrin Gastrinoma (peptic ulcer disease)
    A -> D VIP and/or other undefined mediators WDHA
    MSH Carcinoid
    Cushing syndrome
    Interacinar Cells Secreted Active Agent Tumor and Syndrome
    F Pancreatic polypeptide Multiple hormonal syndromes
    EC 5-HT Carcinoid

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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