Learn About Metastatic Insulinoma

What is the definition of Metastatic Insulinoma?
Metastatic insulinoma is a very rare type of neuroendocrine cancer that occurs as a tumor in the pancreas and produces extra insulin (hyperinsulinemia), causing low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Metastatic insulinoma can spread to the lymph nodes and liver.
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What are the symptoms of Metastatic Insulinoma?
Symptoms of malignant insulinoma may include weakness; tremor; palpitations; rapid heartbeat; excessive sweating; increased appetite; vision, behavioral, and personality changes; seizures; coma; and death.
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What are the current treatments for Metastatic Insulinoma?
Treatment for malignant insulinoma may include wide resection surgery of the pancreas and liver, somatostatin analogues (octreotide) and mTOR inhibitors to control blood glucose levels, chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and kinase inhibitors (sunitinib malate).
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What are the Latest Advances for Metastatic Insulinoma?
Case Report: Hypoglycemia Due to Metastatic Insulinoma in Insulin-Dependent Type 2 Diabetes Successfully Treated With 177 Lu-DOTATATE.
Pasireotide for Refractory Hypoglycemia in Malignant Insulinoma- Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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