Plasma gastrin concentrations are normal in patients with colorectal neoplasia and unaltered following tumor resection.

@article{Penman1994PlasmaGC,
  title={Plasma gastrin concentrations are normal in patients with colorectal neoplasia and unaltered following tumor resection.},
  author={Iain D Penman and Emad M. El-Omar and Joy E. S. Ardill and John R. McGregor and David J Galloway and Patrick J O'Dwyer and Kenneth E. L. McColl},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={1263-70}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Previous studies have found that colorectal cancer patients have hypergastrinemia, but most have been inadequately controlled. Preoperative fasting and meal-stimulated gastrin levels were measured in patients with colorectal tumors (n = 42) and in carefully matched controls (n = 34). Helicobacter pylori status was assessed because it causes significant hypergastrinemia. METHODS Plasma gastrin levels were measured by radioimmunoassay. Helicobacter status was assessed using the… CONTINUE READING