Pancreatic insulinoma co-existing with gastric GIST in the absence of neurofibromatosis-1

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Background: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) frequently occur in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). It has been reported that GIST may co-exist with pancreatic endocrine tumors but this has only been in association with NF-1. Case presentation: A 76 year old woman presented with a 12 month history of hypoglycaemia symptoms. Abdominal CT scan demonstrated a 13 mm insulinoma localized in the tail of her pancreas. She was commenced on diazoxide and later underwent surgery for enucleation of insulinoma when a small (

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Original languageEnglish
Article number18
Number of pages1
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2009