Should I see a specialist for a gastrinoma?

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Once the diagnosis of a gastrinoma has been made, a referral to a surgeon expert in the management of this disease should be made. Since these are rare tumors, it is important that the surgeon have experience with their management and that the surgeon is at a medical center with expertise in gastrinoma and ZES. While some cases of gastrinoma, especially when associated with MEN-1, can be managed with medications, patients with sporadic gastrinoma not associated with MEN-1 should be evaluated for surgery.

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