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World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2012 Jun 15;4(6):152-5. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v4.i6.152.

Bone lesions in recurrent glucagonoma: A case report and review of literature.

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  • 1Cristian Ghetie, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT 06810, United States.

Abstract

Glucagonomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that arise from α cells of the pancreatic islets. Most of them are malignant and usually present as metastatic disease. Sites most commonly involved in metastases are the liver and regional lymph nodes. Bone metastases are rare events and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. We present the case of a 53-year-old male with a medical history of recurrent non-functioning glucagonoma. He presented 17 years after the initial diagnosis with new blastic bone lesions involving the T1 vertebra and the sacrum. Diagnostic steps and medical management in metastatic glucagonoma are also reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Blastic lesion; Bone metastases; Glucagonoma; Octreoscan

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PMC3382662
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