Achlorhydria surgery

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Overview

Surgery

Hypergastrinemia due to achlorhydria secondary to PPI therapy or resection of the gastric fundus is known to cause enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells hyperplasia and gastric carcinoids. Surgery is the only potentially curative therapy for carcinoid tumors.

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