Gastrin-producing neuroendocrine tumor that causes gastric acid hypersecretion and peptic ulcer disease.
Can be sporadic or associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 1.
Common presentation includes refractory peptic ulcer disease, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and gastroesophageal disease.
The main goal of treatment is control of gastric hypersecretion with proton-pump inhibitors.
The most common cause of morbidity and mortality is metastatic gastrinoma.
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a condition caused by a gastrin-secreting tumor that causes hypersecretion of gastric acid leading to ulcer disease. It most commonly presents with abdominal pain (70% to 100%), diarrhea (37% to 73%), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (44%). Less common presentations include weight loss, GI bleeding, nausea, and vomiting.  
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Parenteral Nutrition
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
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Division of Digestive Diseases
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Dr Joseph R. Pisegna, Dr Deepinder Goyal, and Dr Jihane Benhammou would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr David Oh and Dr Hank Wang, the previous contributors to this monograph. DO and HW declare that they have no competing interests.
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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Florida
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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals Trust
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