After establishing the diagnosis of an insulinoma, most surgeons prefer preoperative localization. Selective arteriography is usually considered the gold standard for this purpose. Recently, computed tomography (CT) and preoperative US have contended the role to angiography. MRI has been used in few cases of endocrine pancreatic tumors, and its role in this particular field has to be defined. Between November 1988 and September 1990 we evaluated 7 adult patients who had had surgery in our Surgical Department. Eight tumors were resected in 6 patients who were cured; in an 18-year-old woman surgical treatment was unsuccessful. Arteriography, CT, preoperative US, MRI and intraoperative US detected 2, 6, 6, 5 and 6 tumors, respectively. Two insulinomas (0.2 and 0.7 cm) were found at histologic examination in resected specimen. The ability of intraoperative US and careful surgical exploration to resolve more than 90% of cases makes the preoperative use of arteriography and CT of questionable value. If further experience confirms these findings, US and MRI may suffice.

MRI in insulinomas: preliminary findings.

PASQUALI, CLAUDIO;SCANDELLARI, CESARE;PEDRAZZOLI, SERGIO
1992

Abstract

After establishing the diagnosis of an insulinoma, most surgeons prefer preoperative localization. Selective arteriography is usually considered the gold standard for this purpose. Recently, computed tomography (CT) and preoperative US have contended the role to angiography. MRI has been used in few cases of endocrine pancreatic tumors, and its role in this particular field has to be defined. Between November 1988 and September 1990 we evaluated 7 adult patients who had had surgery in our Surgical Department. Eight tumors were resected in 6 patients who were cured; in an 18-year-old woman surgical treatment was unsuccessful. Arteriography, CT, preoperative US, MRI and intraoperative US detected 2, 6, 6, 5 and 6 tumors, respectively. Two insulinomas (0.2 and 0.7 cm) were found at histologic examination in resected specimen. The ability of intraoperative US and careful surgical exploration to resolve more than 90% of cases makes the preoperative use of arteriography and CT of questionable value. If further experience confirms these findings, US and MRI may suffice.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11577/126513
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 1
  • Scopus 18
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 16
social impact