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Gastroent Hepatol 2019; 73(4): 333–335. doi:10.14735/amgh2019333.

Insulinoma as a cause of severe hypoglycemia in a patient with neurological symptoms

Vladimíra Caisová1, Ivo Horný2

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The authors present the case of a patient who originally presented to a stroke center with neurological symptoms and was suspected of having a stroke, but in whom severe hypoglycemia was subsequently detected. After further examinations, a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) was diagnosed at the transition of the pancreatic head and body, which was subsequently surgically resolved by enucleation. Basic information about NETs, especially pancreatic tumors, examination methods, and diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for insulinoma, are described.


endoscopy, insulinoma, neuroendocrine tumors, surgery, pancreas

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