Laparoscopic detection and resection of insulinomas.

  title={Laparoscopic detection and resection of insulinomas.},
  author={Frits J. Berends and Miguel A Cuesta and Geert Kazemier and Casper H J van Eijck and Wouter W de Herder and J M van Muiswinkel and Hajo A. Bruining and H Jaap Bonjer},
  volume={128 3},
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool for the localization of islet cell tumors has been described before, but few reports on laparoscopic resection of insulinomas exist. We retrospectively reviewed the results of our experience with laparoscopic detection and the resection of insulinomas to determine its feasibility. METHODS Between February 1996 and February 1999, 10 patients underwent operation for organic hyperinsulinism at our institution. Patient and clinical… CONTINUE READING