Other Names for this Disease
- Diarrheogenic islet cell tumor
- Pancreatic cholera
- Pancreatic VIPoma
- Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) tumor
- Vasoactive intestinal peptide-producing tumor
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Treatment for VIPoma may include intravenous (IV) fluids to correct dehydration, medications such as octreotide to help control diarrhea, and surgery to remove the tumor. If the tumor has spread (metastasized) to the liver or other tissues, treatment may involve chemotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, or hepatic artery embolization.
Last updated: 3/8/2010
- Stitham SO. VIPoma. MedlinePlus Web site. September 4, 2008; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000228.htm. Accessed 3/8/2010.
- Song S, Shi R, Li B, Liu Y. Diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic vasoactive intestinal peptide endocrine tumors. Pancreas. 2009 Oct;38(7):811-4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19657309 .
- Ghaferi AA, Chojnacki KA, Long WD, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ. Pancreatic VIPomas: subject review and one institutional experience. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Feb;12(2):382-93. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17510774 .
- Moug SJ, Leen E, Horgan PG, Imrie CW. Radiofrequency ablation has a valuable therapeutic role in metastatic VIPoma. Pancreatology. 2006;6(1-2):155-159 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16354964.
- Case CC, Wirfel K, Vassilopoulou-Sellin R. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-secreting tumor (VIPoma) with liver metastases: dramatic and durable symptomatic benefit from hepatic artery embolization, a case report. Med Oncol. 2002;19(3):181-187 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12482130.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied VIPoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
- Orphanet lists clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. Click on Orphanet to view the list.
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