Insulinomas: from diagnosis to treatment. A review of the literature

J BUON. 2020 May-Jun;25(3):1302-1314.


Insulinoma is the most common pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET). Insulinomas are most commonly benign, well-differentiated NETs, whereas malignant neoplasms account for approximately 5-10% of all cases. Management includes conservative treatment with drugs targeting insulin-induced hypoglycemia, non-operative invasive procedures, as well as curative open or laparoscopic tumor resection. The current review aimed to summarize the current literature evidence on insulinoma and investigate the advantages and complications of available treatments.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Insulinoma / diagnosis*
  • Insulinoma / therapy*
  • Laparoscopy / methods
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy