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insulinoma

 [in″su-lin-o´mah]
a tumor of the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans; although usually benign, it is one of the chief causes of hypoglycemia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·su·li·no·ma

(in'sŭ-li-nō'mă),
An islet cell adenoma that secretes insulin.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

insulinoma

A well-differentiated pancreatic endocrine neoplasm associated with Whipple's triad:
(1) Symptoms and signs of hypoglycaemia;
(2) Concomitant plasma glucose level of 45 mg/dL or less; and
(3) Symptoms reverse with the administration of glucose. Amyloid is often found in insulinomas.

Prognosis
Insulinomas, especially if small, have an excellent prognosis.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

insulinoma

Insuloma Oncology A pancreatic islet cell tumor, which is characterized by overproduction of insulin, resulting in hypoglycemia of sufficient severity to trigger a coma; insulinomas are typical of MEN I. See MEN I.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·su·li·no·ma

(in'sŭ-li-nō'mă)
An islet cell adenoma that secretes insulin.
Synonym(s): insuloma.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

insulinoma

A rare tumour of the INSULIN -producing cells of the PANCREAS. Insulinomas can produce large quantities of insulin and lead to the dangerous condition of HYPOGLYCAEMIA.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Insulinoma

Tumor that arises from the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.