Journal article

Improved contemporary surgical management of insulinomas - A 25-year experience at the Massachusetts General Hospital

Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Andrew L Warshaw, Lloyd Axelrod, Vikram Deshpande, Sarah P Thayer, Cristina R Ferrone, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo

ANNALS OF SURGERY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine changes in the management strategy of patients with insulinomas and identify critical factors in patient outcome. BACKGROUND: Pancreatic insulinomas are rare neoplasms that are present in various ways. The optimal approach to localization, operative management, and follow-up of insulinomas is undetermined. METHODS: Sixty-one patients with a diagnosis of insulinoma requiring surgery at a tertiary care center between 1983 and 2007 were reviewed. Demographic details, mode of presentation, preoperative localization, operative procedures, and pathology data were assessed. The effect of different factors on survival was determined. RESULTS: Seven of 61 (11%) patients had a ..

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