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Are there treatment guidelines for insulinoma?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Gregory Ginn
Completely agree with Dr. Orr.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The north american neuroendocrine tumor society (nanets) provides guidelines at http://nanets.
Net/research/articles/nanets-guidelines. The national comprehensive cancer network (nccn) also provides guidelines. These should be treated by a multidisciplinary team including a pancreatic surgeon.

In brief: Yes

The north american neuroendocrine tumor society (nanets) provides guidelines at http://nanets.
Net/research/articles/nanets-guidelines. The national comprehensive cancer network (nccn) also provides guidelines. These should be treated by a multidisciplinary team including a pancreatic surgeon.
Dr. Debashish Bose
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