Watery diarrhea-hypokalemia-achlorhydria syndrome and carcinoma of the esophagus.

  title={Watery diarrhea-hypokalemia-achlorhydria syndrome and carcinoma of the esophagus.},
  author={Katrina J R Watson and Arthur Shulkes and Richard A. Smallwood and M C Douglas and Rosalinde Hurley and Renate Kalnins and Lori Moran},
  volume={88 3},
The watery diarrhea-hypokalemia-achlorhydria syndrome associated with ectopic secretion of vasoactive intestinal peptide has only been conclusively documented with tumors originating in the pancreas or sympathetic chain. We report here the case of a 50-yr-old woman who developed this syndrome 3 wk after an apparently effective course of radiotherapy for an obstructing, mixed-cell carcinoma of the esophagus. High concentrations of vasoactive intestinal peptide were found in plasma (100-200 pmol… CONTINUE READING
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