Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1998;13(4):665-669.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Insulinoma which was treated by Laparoscopic Enucleation.
Ie Byung Park, Young Jae Oh, Jung Heon Oh, Nan Hee Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Se Hyun Baek, Seob Sub Choi, Sung Ok Seo, Min Kyung Kim
Abstract
Insulinoma is a functional endocrine tumor arising from the beta cells of islets of Langerhans of pancreas. The only effective treatment of insulinoma was surgical removal of the tumor. Recently, laparoscopic surgery for islet cell tumors of the pancreas is introduced. Laparoscopic enucleation or resection of benign islet tumors results in a shorter hospital recovery and is a good alternative to open surgery We report a case of insulinoma that was treated sucessfully by laparoscopic enucleation.
Key Words: Insulinoma, Laparoscopy


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