How is gastrinoma diagnosed?

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The gastrinoma diagnosis should be suspected on the basis of the clinical presentation and established in almost all patients by demonstrating elevated basal gastric acid secretion (BAO) and fasting elevations of the protein gastrin, which is produced by the gastrinoma. It is this protein gastrin, which leads to the increased acid secretion causing the ulcer formation.

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