Aggressive insulinoma with bone metastases

C. S. Hesdorffer, M. Stoopler, J. Javitch

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This is the first report of the development of bone metastases in a patient with an insulinoma. Following the development of bone metastases, further chemotherapy with etoposide (VP-16) and cis-platinum was not successful and the patient's condition was rapidly fatal. This case demonstrates the unusually aggressive course and poor response to currently available chemotherapeutic agents of a malignant insulinoma. The clinical and diagnostic features of insulinomas are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-501
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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