Insulinoma

Common Name(s)

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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The terms "Insulinoma" returned 285 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Insulinoma with a History of Epilepsy: Still a Possible Misleading Factor in the Early Diagnosis of Insulinoma.
 

Author(s): Takaaki Murakami, Takafumi Yamashita, Daisuke Yabe, Toshihiko Masui, Yuki Teramoto, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Keisho Hirota, Masahito Ogura, Kazuaki Nagashima, Nobuya Inagaki

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 Dec;56(23):3199-3204.

 

A delayed diagnosis of insulinoma remains a clinical issue. Hypoglycemic symptoms can mimic neuropsychiatric disorders such as epilepsy. A 27-year-old woman with a history of epilepsy and anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) developed repeated seizures and neuropsychiatric symptoms after a ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Insulinoma" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Insulinoma After Bariatric Surgery: Diagnostic Dilemma and Therapeutic Approaches.
 

Author(s): Christopher M Mulla, Alessandra Storino, Eric U Yee, David Lautz, Mandeep S Sawnhey, A James Moser, Mary-Elizabeth Patti

Journal: Obes Surg. 2016 Apr;26(4):874-81.

 

Hypoglycemia is increasingly recognized as a complication of bariatric surgery. Typically, hypoglycemia does not appear immediately postoperatively, but rather more than 1 year later, and usually occurs 1-3 h after meals. While rare, insulinoma has been reported after bariatric ...

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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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DOTATOC PET/CT for Imaging NET Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neuroendocrine Tumors; Insulinoma; Gastrinoma; Glucagonoma; Vipoma; Pheochromocytoma; Paraganglioma; Neuroblastoma; Ganglioneuroma; Medullary Carcinoma; Pituitary Adenoma; Medulloblastoma; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Small-cell Lung Cancer; Meningioma; Carcinoid

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2018

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