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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant School Study Aid


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Glucagonoma
Characteristics
Pancreatic Neuroendocine Tumor
Originates from A Cells
Clinical Features
Weight Loss
Necrolytic Migratory Erythema
Depression
Diarrhea
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Diabetes Mellitus
Diagnosis
Increased Glucagon
Abdominal CT
Management
Octreotide
Surgical Resection
2 mins
Pheochromocytoma
Cause/Mechanism
Adrenal Medulla Tumor
Increased Catecholamines
Assessment
Episodic Hypertension
Diaphoresis
Abdominal or Chest Pain
Interventions
Surgery
Antihypertensives
Phenoxybenzamine
Metyrosine (Demser)
Considerations
Do Not Palpate Abdomen
3 mins
MEN 1 (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia)
Pathophysiology
Autosomal Dominant
Menin Mutation (Tumor Suppression Gene)
Chromosome 11
Signs and Symptoms
Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
Pituitary Tumors
Parathyroid Adenomas
2 mins
MEN 2A (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia)
Pathophysiology
Autosomal Dominant
RET Gene
Signs and Symptoms
Medullary Thyroid carcinoma
Calcitonin
Parathyroid
Pheochromocytoma
44 secs
MEN 2B (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia)
Pathophysiology
RET Gene
Autosomal Dominant
Signs and Symptoms
Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
Pheochromocytoma
Marfanoid Body Habitus
Oral Ganglioneuromatosis
55 secs
Pancreas
Characteristics
Acinar Cells Release Digestive Enzymes
Ductal Epithelial Cells Release Bicarbonate
Islets of Langerhans
Beta Cells Release Insulin
Alpha Cells Release Glucagon
Delta Cells Release Somatostatin
Somatostatin Inhibits Alpha and Beta Cells
3 mins
Somatostatinoma
Characteristics
Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
Originates from Delta Cells
Clinical Features
Steatorrhea
Gallstones
Hyperglycemia
Diagnosis
Increased Somatostatin
Abdominal CT or MRI
Management
Octreotide
Surgical Resection
Chemotherapy
2 mins

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