Insulinoma

Ana Emiliano, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Insulinomas are islet-cell tumors.
  • Most common functional neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas[10]
  • Insulinomas secrete insulin autonomously and persistantly, despite hypoglycemia.
  • Unregulated insulin secretion leads to decreased hepatic glucose output, resulting in hypoglycemia.[21]
  • A cause of endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia

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DEFINITION

  • Insulinomas are islet-cell tumors.
  • Most common functional neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas[10]
  • Insulinomas secrete insulin autonomously and persistantly, despite hypoglycemia.
  • Unregulated insulin secretion leads to decreased hepatic glucose output, resulting in hypoglycemia.[21]
  • A cause of endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia

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Last updated: July 7, 2020