A somatostatin-secreting tumor of the pancreatic islets.

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a rare tumour of the islets of Langerhans that produces somatostatin, causing severe effects on gastrointestinal motility. It is an example of an apudoma.

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so·ma·to·stat·i·no·ma (som″ə-to-stat″ĭ-noґmə) a rare type of tumor that secretes somatostatin; most are islet cell tumors associated with diabetes mellitus or abnormal glucose tolerance, but some are found in the duodenum.

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