Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 20, Issue 8, pp 1530–1531 | Cite as

Giant Malignant Insulinoma

  • Marcello Di Martino
  • Iñigo García Sanz
  • Jesus Delgado Valdueza
  • Elena Martín-Pérez
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Abstract

The role of debulking resections in giant malignant insulinoma is still controversial. Here, we report the case of a 49-year-old patient woman with a giant malignant symptomatic insulinoma, who underwent debulking surgery, realizing a total pancreatectomy, splenectomy, partial gastrectomy and cholecystectomy.

Keywords

Insulinoma TNE Neuroendocrine tumour Metastatic insulinoma Giant insulinoma 

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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello Di Martino
    • 1
  • Iñigo García Sanz
    • 1
  • Jesus Delgado Valdueza
    • 1
  • Elena Martín-Pérez
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital Universitario de la PrincesaMadridSpain

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