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Rare presentation of endocrine pancreatic tumour: a case of glucagonoma without necrolytic migratory erythema?
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PMID:  8541575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of a 61-year-old woman with a probable pancreatic glucagonoma in reported. The clinical peculiarity of this case is the lack of the characteristic necrolytic migratory erythema (NME); the patient presented asthenia, weight loss and hyperglycemia. Ultrasonography, CT-scan and arterography showed a irregular pancreatic mass and secondary diffuse hepatic lesions. Fine needle aspiration cytology with immunohistochemistry and glucagon serum levels yielded to the diagnosis. Surgical treatment was not proposed because of the advanced stage of the disease; therefore, chemotherapy (streptozotocin, 5-fluorouracil) was performed. During a 16-month follow-up period the patient did not develop NME.
G Manes; A Pellegrini; F Riccardi; G Uomo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Italian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0392-0623     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-09     Completed Date:  1996-02-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000544     Medline TA:  Ital J Gastroenterol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro Malattie Pancreas XXI, Divisione Medicina, Ospedale Cardarelli, Napoli, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Glucagonoma / complications,  diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*

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