Evaluation and Treatment of VIPoma

What is a VIPoma? A VIPoma is a neuroendocrine tumor which secretes vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP). They were first characterized by Verner and Morrison in 1958. Classically, these tumors present with secretory diarrhea, achlorhydria with metabolic acidosis and hypokalemia; the so called watery diarrhea syndrome; pancreatic, or endocrine cholera. These rare tumors occur with a…

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