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J Surg Oncol. 1996 Apr;61(4):306-9.

Rapid resolution of necrolytic migratory erythema after glucagonoma resection.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.


A 55-year-old man presented with an 11-year history of necrolytic migratory erythema and glossitis. After the patient's serum glucagon was demonstrated to be elevated, computed tomography scan revealed a mass involving the head of the pancreas. The patient underwent a Whipple-type pancreatico-duodenectomy and his rash resolved completely 6 days after tumor resection. He received no adjuvant treatment. A discussion of the varying theories regarding the pathogenesis and treatment of glucagon-associated necrolytic migratory erythema is presented.

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