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J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Jul;19(7):1378-81. doi: 10.1007/s11605-015-2831-2. Epub 2015 May 5.

Percutaneous Microwave Ablation of an Insulinoma in a Patient with Refractory Symptomatic Hypoglycemia.

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Departments of Radiology, University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-3252, USA, ochen@uwhealth.org.

Abstract

Insulinomas are the most common functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs). Surgical excision is the preferred therapy, and medical treatment with diazoxide or octreotide is typically reserved for those who are poor surgical candidates. A recent emergence of minimally invasive treatment modalities has led to reports of successful radiofrequency and ethanol ablation of insulinomas. We report the first use of microwave ablation for treatment of an insulinoma in a patient with medical comorbidities contraindicating surgery.

PMID:
25941027
DOI:
10.1007/s11605-015-2831-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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