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Yes: First is appropriate diagnosis. Make sure that the patient's blood sugar is repaetedly low and that they are not taking Insulin or other drugs. Next, scans may be useful for localizing the tumor. Only then - an experienced endocrine (or hepatopancreatobiliary) surgeon should remove it. These tumors are very rare, often hard to find, and you should go to a specialized center for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. The beta cells in the pancrease secrete Insulin in response to high glucose levels in the blood. Since an insulinoma is a collection of abnormal cells, an insulinoma will produce Insulin regardless of the blood glucose levels and can cause profound hypoglycemia ...Read more
I need someone in houston to follow my treatment. I being dignose 100% with insulinoma in the university of miami but could not find location of tumor?
Won't work: Insulinomas are cruel tumors that are usually semi-malignant and pump insulin into the bloodstream, sickenng the person and forcing them to overeat. If a savvy physician makes the call, they can often be cured surgically. In type I diabetes, immunity destroys the normal islets and would destroy an insulinoma. In type II, one's resistant to insulin. Glad your own endocrine tumor was R'd. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get weak and shaky if don't eat every couple hours could i possibly have insulinoma that causes low blood sugar?
Ask your doctor: Weak and shaky are some symptoms of low blood sugar and frequent eating can help make the symptoms less severe and occur less often. It is easy to check your sugar level when you have symptoms. Talk to your doctor to work through the tests to see what is happening and what is the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood and imaging: Insulinoma is diagnosed with blood tests and imaging. Fasting levels of c-peptide, Insulin and glucose are done. Ct scan or MRI can determine if a pancreatic mass is present. Endoscopic ultrasound is also useful for imaging abd obtaining tissue for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insulinoma: An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. The beta cells in the pancrease secrete Insulin in response to high glucose levels in the blood. Since an insulinoma is a collection of abnormal cells, an insulinoma will produce Insulin regardless of the blood glucose levels and can cause profound hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels). ...Read more
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