Pre-operative Detection of an Isoattenuating Pancreatic Insulinoma in Volume Perfusion CT
Hua-dan Xue, MD*; Liang Zhu, MD*; Ping Li, MS*; Xi Zhao, MD**, and Zheng Yu Jin, MD*
*Department of Radiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China
**Siemens Healthineers China | 12-12-2016
A 23-year-old female patient, suffering from frequent hypoglycemic attacks, was referred to our institution for suspected hyper-functioning pancreatic endocrine tumor. Clinical and laboratory tests suggested endogenous hyper-insulinemic hypoglycemia. Because previous imaging was unable to localize the tumor, Volume Perfusion CT (VPCT) of the pancreas was ordered by the clinician for insulinoma localization.
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