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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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GIRALDO, James A et al. Insulinoma of the pancreas: three cases report and discussion. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2008, vol.23, n.3, pp.280-288. ISSN 0120-9957.

The insulinoma is a rare pancreatic endocrine tumor, the incidence being estimated at only four per one million person-years. We reported three patients seen in the National Cancer Institute with symptoms, biochemical proof of endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia and images compatible whit insulinoma, they were undergoing to surgical treatment with completed resolution of her symptoms. This paper discusses the clinical presentation and diagnosis of insulinoma with particular emphasis on localization techniques and the treatment. Early recognition and appropriate diagnostic of this uncommonly pancreatic tumor it is important because it is potentially curative with surgical treatment.

Keywords : Islet cell carcinoma; neuroendocrine pancreatic tumours; surgical treatment.

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