ISLET-CELL HYPERPLASIA CAUSING HYPERINSULINEMIC HYPOGLYCEMIA IN AN ADULT

Citation
Y. Ueda et al., ISLET-CELL HYPERPLASIA CAUSING HYPERINSULINEMIC HYPOGLYCEMIA IN AN ADULT, Journal of gastroenterology, 33(1), 1998, pp. 125-128
Citations number
25
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0944-1174
Volume
33
Issue
1
Year of publication
1998
Pages
125 - 128
Database
ISI
SICI code
0944-1174(1998)33:1<125:IHCHHI>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
We report a patient, a 23-year-old man, who had clinical and laborator y findings suggestive of insulinoma. Although imaging studies did not reveal any tumors in the pancreas, distal pancreatectomy was performed because the possibility of small insulinoma could not be completely e xcluded. Grossly, the surgically removed pancreas did not reveal any t umors. Microscopically, the pancreas exhibited islet cell hyperplasia and nesidioblastosis. To our knowledge, this is the first authentic re ported case of islet-cell hyperplasia occurring in a Japanese adult.