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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