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Selective pancreatic vein catheterization for hormone assay in endocrine tumors of the pancreas

  • A. Lunderquist
  • M. Eriksson
  • S. Ingemansson
  • L. -I. Larsson
  • W. Reichardt
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Abstract

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 words

Insulinoma Glucagonoma Gastrinoma Somatostatinoma Pancreatic veins Hormone assay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lunderquist
    • 1
  • M. Eriksson
    • 2
  • S. Ingemansson
    • 2
  • L. -I. Larsson
    • 3
  • W. Reichardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  3. 3.Institute of Mechanical BiochemistryUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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