CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 51–55 | Cite as

Carcinoid APUDoma of the pancreas

  • John V. Cholankeril
  • William J. McHugh
  • Sidney Ketyer
  • Anthony C. Giardina


A case of non-beta islet cell tumor of the pancreas with elevated vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) levels and WDHA syndrome (watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria) was studied. Angiography and radio isotope scanning showed profuse abnormal vascularity. Ultrasonography showed a solid mass with small- to medium-sized cystic spaces. Histologic examination with special staining (Sevier-Munger) showed carcinoid tumor.

Key words

Pancreas, neoplasms Hormones Carcinoid 


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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John V. Cholankeril
    • 1
  • William J. McHugh
    • 2
  • Sidney Ketyer
    • 1
  • Anthony C. Giardina
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySt. Elizabeth HospitalUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineSt. Elizabeth HospitalElizabethUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologySt. Elizabeth HospitalElizabethUSA

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