Characterization of hyperinsulinism in infancy assessed with PET and 18F-fluoro-L-DOPA.

@article{Ribeiro2005CharacterizationOH,
  title={Characterization of hyperinsulinism in infancy assessed with PET and 18F-fluoro-L-DOPA.},
  author={Maria-Joao Ribeiro and Pascale de Lonlay and Thierry Delzescaux and Nathalie Boddaert and Francis Jaubert and Sandrine Bourgeois and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Doll{\'e} and Claire Nihoul-F{\'e}k{\'e}t{\'e} and Andr{\'e} Syrota and Francis Brunelle},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={560-6}
}
UNLABELLED Hyperinsulinism (HI) of infancy is a neuroendocrine disease secondary to either focal adenomatous hyperplasia or a diffuse abnormality of insulin secretion of the pancreas. HI with focal lesions can revert by selective surgical resection in contrast to the diffuse form, which requires subtotal pancreatectomy when resistant to medical treatment. Neuroendocrine diseases are a heterogeneous group of entities with the ability to take up amine precursors and to convert them into biogenic… CONTINUE READING
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