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Surgery for Congenital Hyperinsulinism

  • N. Scott AdzickEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Abstract

Our multidisciplinary approach to patients with congenital hyperinsulinism can distinguish focal from diffuse disease, localize focal lesions, and permit partial pancreatectomy with cure in almost all patients. Surgery does not cure the diffuse form of congenital hyperinsulinism but can help prevent hypoglycemia and brain damage.

Keywords

Congenital hyperinsulinism Pancreatectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery and the Congenital Hyperinsulinism CenterThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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