PPoma

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PPoma

Synonyms: Pancreatic polypeptidoma

PPoma is a type of pancreatic endocrine tumor (see this term) that hypersecretes pancreatic polypeptide (PP) but that does not cause a hypersecretion syndrome (is non-functioning) and instead presents with only non-specific symptoms such as weight loss abdominal pain jaundice diarrhea and/or an abdominal mass hence leading to a late diagnosis. PPoma can be associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia 1 (MEN-1; see this term).

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