Insulinoma

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Insulinoma

An insulinoma is a tumor (growth) on the pancreas. It is usually benign, although it can occasionally be malignant (cancerous). The pancreas is responsible for the production of insulin, a messenger that tells the body to break down sugars to make energy needed for daily life. When there is a tumor on the pancreas, the pancreas may begin to produce too much insulin. When a person has too much insulin, their blood-sugar level can become very low, potentially causing seizures or confusion. Symptoms of insulinomas include anxiety, confusion, dizziness, headaches, and sweating. Treatment for insulinomas is usually surgery to remove the tumor as well as certain medications. With appropriate management, people with insulinomas can live full healthy lives.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Insulinoma" returned 272 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Durable complete response with a short course of streptozotocin plus doxorubicin combination in malignant metastatic insulinoma.
 

Author(s): Fatih Karatas, Suleyman Sahin, Aydin Aytekin, Muhammet Bekir Hacioglu, Goksen Inanc Imamoglu, Mustafa Altinbas

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;14(5):1149-1151.

 

Due to the cytotoxic effects of old chemotherapy regimens used in the islet cell tumors, capecitabine plus temozolomide combination has now become the first choice in the treatment of malignant insulinoma (MIoma). We present this case to emphasize and remind that a durable complete ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Screening key candidate genes and pathways involved in insulinoma by microarray analysis.
 

Author(s): Wuhua Zhou, Li Gong, Xuefeng Li, Yunyan Wan, Xiangfei Wang, Huili Li, Bin Jiang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(22):e10826.

 

Insulinoma is a rare type tumor and its genetic features remain largely unknown. This study aimed to search for potential key genes and relevant enriched pathways of insulinoma.The gene expression data from GSE73338 were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially ...

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First experience of robotic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy in a child with insulinoma.
 

Author(s): Ming-Gen Hu, Yuan-Hong Xiao, Dong-Da Song, Guo-Dong Zhao, Yan-Zhe Liu, Zheng Wang, Hao-Yu Li, Rong Liu

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An insulinoma is a functional neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor, and surgical resection is indicated. Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries have been shown to be generally safe and feasible for treatment of pediatric cases of urologic and digestive disease.

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The terms "Insulinoma" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Robotic enucleation for pediatric insulinoma with MEN1 syndrome: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Mei Liang, Jialin Jiang, Hongmei Dai, Xiafei Hong, Xianlin Han, Lin Cong, Anli Tong, Fang Li, Yaping Luo, Weinan Liu, Liangrui Zhou, Wenyu Di, Wenming Wu, Yupei Zhao

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A patient with a rare pediatric insulinoma and MEN1 syndrome was treated by robotic enucleation surgery.

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Successful EUS-guided ethanol ablation of insulinoma, four-year follow-up. Case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Krzysztof Dąbkowski, Paula Gajewska, Kamila Walter, Magdalena Londzin-Olesik, Andrzej Białek, Elżbieta Andrysiak-Mammos, Beata Kos-Kudła, Teresa Starzyńska

Journal: Endokrynol Pol. 2017 ;68(4):472-479.

 

EUS-guided ethanol ablation of insulinoma is a new method of treatment of this neuroendocrine tumour. Ablation is recommended in patients who are poor surgical candidates or refuse surgery. We present a case of an 81-year-old female with symptomatic insulinoma, treated successfully ...

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Glycemic control in patients with insulinoma.
 

Author(s): Agata Matej, Hanna Bujwid, Jakub Wroński

Journal: Hormones (Athens). 2016 Oct;15(4):489-499.

 

Insulinoma is the most common neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. Surgical management of insulinomas is considered to be the only curative method. However, effective glycemic control preoperatively and in unresectable insulinomas remains a significant issue. Hyperinsulinism, occurring ...

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Fluorodopa F 18 in Congenital Hyperinsulinism and Insulinoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Hyperinsulinism; Insulinoma

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2018

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Diagnosing and Treating Low Blood Sugar Levels
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypoglycemia; Insulinoma

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2018

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18F-L-Fluoro-DOPA PET/CT Scan Localization of Focal Pancreatic Lesions in Subjects With Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia
 

Status: Available

Condition Summary: Congenital Hyperinsulinism; Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome; Insulinoma

 

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2018

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