Johns Hopkins Guides provide diagnosis, management, and treatment guidance for infectious diseases, diabetes, and psychiatric conditions. Explore these free sample topics:
~~ The first section of this topic is shown below ~~
- Rare somatostatin-producing neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) which arise primarily in the pancreas (from D cells) and duodenum
- May or may not secrete excess somatostatin, called somatostatin syndrome.
- Somatostatin inhibits the secretion of endocrine hormones including insulin which contributes to diabetes as well as paracrine hormones including cholecystokinin, VIP, GIP, PP