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Abdom Imaging. 1994 Sep-Oct;19(5):433-7.

Liver VIPoma: report of two cases and literature review.

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Department of Radiology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia.


Two cases of neuroendocrine tumor in the liver, positive for VIP, without evidence of a primary tumor outside the liver is presented. One patient had a VIPoma syndrome with diarrhea, hypokalemia, and hypercalcemia, all symptoms were reversible after treatment consisting of somatostatin analogue and arterial liver embolization followed by liver resection. The other patient showed no endocrine symptoms. To the best of our knowledge, VIPomas apparently primary in the liver have not been previously described.

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