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Locating an insulinoma by surgical exploration

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CAH Liyanage ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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K Rajaratnam,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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RS Zanoon

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

The case of a 79-year old man who was suspected to have an insulinoma is presented. Although clinically and biochemically an insulinoma was the most probable diagnosis there was no supportive radiological evidence. Open surgery and exploration revealed a lesion which was confirmed to be an insulinoma. The patient’s hypoglycaemia improved immediately following surgery. In the Sri Lankan setting where sophisticated imaging procedures are not freely available, open exploration of the pancreas is a good alternative to locate a suspected insulinoma.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v49i3.3247

Ceylon Medical Journal 2004; 49: 88-89

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v49i3.3247
How to Cite: Liyanage, C., Rajaratnam, K. and Zanoon, R., 2011. Locating an insulinoma by surgical exploration. Ceylon Medical Journal, 49(3), pp.88–89. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v49i3.3247
Published on 12 Aug 2011.
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