Occult insulinoma on the cranial surface of pancreatic body: Essential role of coronal MR imaging

Hung Wen Kao, Chung Bao Hsieh, Chang Chyi Lin, Wei Kuo Chang, Chang Hsien Liou, Chia Chun Hsu, Wei Chou Chang, Cheng Yu Chen, Guo Shu Huang, Chih Yung Yu

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Abstract

Insulinomas are the most common islet cell tumor of the pancreas. They are usually small at clinical presentation and the diagnosis is mainly based on clinical and laboratory findings. Tumor localization may require several modalities, including ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and angiography. We report a case of insulinoma at the cranial surface of the pancreas, which was not identified on axial but only on coronal MR imaging. The importance of coronal imaging in detecting such small pancreatic tumors is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan)
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Insulinoma
  • MR imaging
  • Pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Kao, H. W., Hsieh, C. B., Lin, C. C., Chang, W. K., Liou, C. H., Hsu, C. C., Chang, W. C., Chen, C. Y., Huang, G. S., & Yu, C. Y. (2008). Occult insulinoma on the cranial surface of pancreatic body: Essential role of coronal MR imaging. Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan), 28(1), 49-51.