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What tests will I have before gastrinoma surgery?

Before embarking on gastrinoma surgery, a thorough assessment of the extent of disease should be made including computed tomography (CT scanning) of the chest abdomen and pelvis as well as somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS). SRS is a technique that uses a radiolabled agent to visualize neuroendocrine tumors. If pre-operative imaging fails to reveal evidence of metastatic disease, surgical management should be considered. 

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