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Insulinoma

Insulinoma: Introduction

Insulinoma is form of endocrine pancreatic cancer that usually causes the pancreas to produce too much insulin, leading to the "opposite of diabetes" with conditions such as clinical hypoglycemia. ...more »

Symptoms of Insulinoma

Treatments for Insulinoma

  • Medical stabilization of specific symptoms of hormone oversectretion eg hypoglycaemia, diarrhea
  • Somatastatin analogs - for management of symptoms of all pancreatic endocrine tumors apart from somatastatinoma
  • Surgical resection of tumor
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Insulinoma

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Disease Topics Related To Insulinoma

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Insulinoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

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Misdiagnosis and Insulinoma

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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can...read more »

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Definitions of Insulinoma:

This is a rare insulin secreting neuroendocrine tumor. The majority of insulinomas are small, non-metastatic and occur as solitary tumors. They are most often confined to the pancreas. Diagnostic examinations include: patient history for related hypoglycemic symptoms and fasting tests with repeated glucose and insulin levels. The treatment of choice is tumor resection. - 2002 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Insulinoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Insulinoma, or a subtype of Insulinoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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