Radiofrequency ablation of solitary pancreatic insulinoma in a patient with episodes of severe hypoglycemia.

@article{Limmer2009RadiofrequencyAO,
  title={Radiofrequency ablation of solitary pancreatic insulinoma in a patient with episodes of severe hypoglycemia.},
  author={Stephan Limmer and Peter E. Huppert and Vera Juette and Andreas Lenhart and Martin Welte and Hubertus Wietholtz},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={1097-101}
}
Insulinomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. Therapy of first choice is the surgical resection or enucleation. In cases of metastases or in patients with high surgical risk, medical therapy with diazoxide or octreotide is an alternative. In this case, we describe the successful use of computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of an insulinoma in an 80-year-old female patient. The patient suffered from episodes of severe nightly hypoglycemia with a minimal… CONTINUE READING

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