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Insulinoma

Synonym(s)

  • beta cell tumor of the pancreas
  • islet cell insulinoma
  • pancreatic insulinoma

Definition(s)

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

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A usually benign insulin-secreting tumor of the islets of Langerhans.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 27, 2015