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Glucagonoma

Nestoras Mathioudakis, M.D., MHS, Douglas Ball, M.D.
Glucagonoma is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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DEFINITION

  • A rare tumor originating from the alpha cells of the pancreas that results in hypersecretion of glucagon.
  • Mild diabetes mellitus is a classic presenting feature of glucagonoma.
  • Hyperglycemia results from the glycogenolytic and gluconeogenic effects of glucagon and low insulin-to-glucagon ratio.

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Last updated: February 8, 2018

Citation

Mathioudakis, Nestoras, and Douglas Ball. "Glucagonoma." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2018. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547059/all/Glucagonoma.
Mathioudakis N, Ball D. Glucagonoma. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2018. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547059/all/Glucagonoma. Accessed July 16, 2019.
Mathioudakis, N., & Ball, D. (2018). Glucagonoma. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547059/all/Glucagonoma
Mathioudakis N, Ball D. Glucagonoma [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2018. [cited 2019 July 16]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547059/all/Glucagonoma.
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