Updated: 5/15/2019

Glucagonoma

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  • A 55-year-old woman presents to a dermatologist with ulcerative skin lesions on her legs and buttocks. A diagnosis of migratory necrotizing skin erythema is made. A CT scan of the abdomen is performed.
Introduction
  •  An alpha-cell tumor of the pancreas
Presentation
  • Symptoms
    • weight loss
    • depression
    • deep venous thrombosis
  • Physical exam
    • necrolytic migratory erythema
Evaluation
  • Labs
    • increased glucagon level
    • hyperglycemia
Treatment
  • Medical
    • octreotide
  • Operative
    • resection of tumor
 

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