April 1972

Recent Advances in Management of Functioning Islet Cell Tumor

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn
From the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Surg. 1972;104(4):443-446. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180040057010

In nine patients who had insulinomas, celiac arteriography was found to be useful in locating the tumor, and serial measures of the blood glucose level proved helpful in monitoring the patient during surgery; in each patient, blood glucose levels rose after the tumor was removed. An increase in blood glucose concentration during the first hour after removal of a portion of the pancreas, or in some instances during the second succeeding half hour, was consistent with the assumption that other insulinomas were not left behind.