A VIPoma (Pronounced "V I P oma") (also called Verner Morrison syndrome after the doctors who first noticed it), is a tumor that does not happen a lot (1 per 10,000,000 per year) in the pancreas. VIPoma makes something called vasoactive intestinal peptide, or VIP. It can do bad things to the heart, brain, gut, gallbladder, and more.
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- Verner JV, Morrison AB (Sep 1958). "Islet cell tumor and a syndrome of refractory watery diarrhea and hypokalemia". Am J Med 25 (3): 374–80. . http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0002-9343(58)90075-5.
- Dorland's Medical Dictionary