Liver metastases 9 years after removal of a malignant insulinoma which was initially considered benign

Abel Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Jose María Recio-Cordova
2006 Journal of the Pancreas  
Insulinomas may be regarded as potentially malignant. A long follow-up period is needed to detect any possible recurrence, even if the initial diagnosis was of a benign insulinoma. We present the case of a 76-year-old woman with liver metastases due to a malignant insulinoma, which had been diagnosed as benign after its complete removal 9 years earlier. This case shows the difficulty of distinguishing between benign and malignant insulinomas when there is no initial evidence of metastases. This
more » ... fact poses the need to conduct a long follow-up period in order to detect any possible recurrence even if the initial diagnosis was one of a benign insulinoma.
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