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Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 May-Jun;31(3):659-62. Epub 2007 Oct 6.

Embolization of an insulinoma of the pancreas with trisacryl gelatin microspheres as definitive treatment.

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Medizinische Klinik, Bethesda-Krankenhaus Duisburg, Heerstrasse 219, Duisburg 47053, Germany. gernot.rott@t-online.de

Abstract

Insulinomas are rare, mostly benign neuroendocrine tumors, originating in 99% of cases from the pancreas, that synthesize and secrete insulin, causing symptomatic hypoglycemia. Today the treatment of choice is surgical removal. We present the case of an 84-year-old woman with a symptomatic insulinoma who refused surgery and was treated with arterial embolization using trisacryl gelatin microspheres as definitive treatment.

PMID:
17922161
DOI:
10.1007/s00270-007-9185-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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