Islet cell tumors of the pancreas: clinical, radiologic, and pathologic correlation in diagnosis and localization.

@article{Buetow1997IsletCT,
  title={Islet cell tumors of the pancreas: clinical, radiologic, and pathologic correlation in diagnosis and localization.},
  author={P C Buetow and Diane L Miller and T V Parrino and James L. Buck},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={1997},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={453-72; quiz 472A-472B}
}
Islet cell tumors are rare pancreatic or peripancreatic neoplasms that produce and secrete hormones to a variable degree. These tumors are best divided on clinical grounds into those that produce a recognizable, clinically evident endocrine syndrome (ie, functioning) and those that exhibit no clinical evidence of hormone production (ie, clinically silent). Clinically silent tumors produce symptoms due to mass effect because of their large size. They are often partially cystic or necrotic… CONTINUE READING
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