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3098237 tn?1341148311
Pancreas Issues - help please!
Blood test revealed high levels of somatostatin.  Doctor sent me for an octreoscan, which came back negative for a neuroactive tumor.  Doctor then sent me for an abdominal MRI which revealed a large blood vessel in the pancreas.  Recommends repeating the MRI in 6-12 months.  What does all of this mean?  Why would a blood vessel be large or enlarged?  Why would the level of somatostatin in my blood be high if there is no tumor?  I can't seem to get any straight answers!
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Update:  MRI read:  "focal enhancement of the anterior wall of the pancreas."  
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A serum somatostatin level is not exactly a typical screening test. What in the world were/are your symptoms that would have indicated the test? What other tests have you had?
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