Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideComplications and ComorbiditiesEndocrine

Insulinoma

Ana Emiliano, M.D., Douglas Ball, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • A neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas which secretes insulin autonomously
  • Unregulated insulin secretion leads to decreased hepatic glucose output and hypoglycemia[19].
  • A cause of endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia

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Last updated: February 26, 2015