A 30-year-old woman had a history of prolactinoma and primary hyperparathyroidism. She was diagnosed as having multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 with gastrinoma and liver metastases. Octreotide therapy was started and the serum gastrin level decreased immediately. Octreotide continued to suppress gastrin secretion over the next 7 years. The Ki67/MIB1 proliferation index of this tumor was only 0.5 % and somatostatin receptor (SSTR) 2 expression was very strong in both 2002 and 2009. This case suggests the importance of investigating the Ki67/MIB1 index and SSTR expression in patients with metastatic gastrinoma.
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Long-term suppressive effect of octreotide on progression of metastatic gastrinoma with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: seven-year follow up