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Imaging and localization of pancreatic insulinomas

      Abstract

      For pancreatic insulinomas, the treatment of choice is surgical excison, which when successful is curative. Intraoperative palpation combined with ultrasonography theoretically depict almost all tumors, however the accuracy of palpation is improved by the preoperative localization. All recent advances in imaging have improved the likelihood for curative surgical resection. Our purpose is to demonstratethe characteristics of all modalitites, which may be used in the preoperative localization algorithm.

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