Selective pancreatic vein catheterization for hormone assay in endocrine tumors of the pancreas
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To evaluate its potential as an alternative to angiography in the diagnosis of pancreatic tumors, we performed selective vein catheterization for hormone assay on 11 patients with islet cell tumors and islet cell hyperplasias. In all patients, the abnormal pancreatic tissue was correctly localized preoperatively by this method.
Key wordsInsulinoma Glucagonoma Gastrinoma Somatostatinoma Pancreatic veins Hormone assay
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