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Pancreatic Islet Tumors
Tumor of pancreatic α cells
Overproduction of glucagon
Dermatitis (necrolytic migratory erythema), typically affects the groin mostly (but also face/extremities)
Blistering and scaling
Glossitis, cheilitis, blepharitis
MEN 1 Association
Tumor of pancreatic β cells
Overproduction of insulin
Hypoglycemia (tremor, confusion)
Increased C peptide production
10% of cases associated with MEN 1 syndrome
Symptoms of hypoglycemia (lethargy, syncope, diplopia)
Low blood glucose
Resolution of symptoms after normalization of glucose levels
Tumor of pancreatic δ cells
Overproduction of somatostatin
Decreased secretion of secretin, cholecystokinin, glucagon, insulin, gastrin
Gallstones because somatostatin decreases CCK secretion (decreased gallbladder contraction)
Can be hyperglycemia or hypoglycemic
Achlorhydria (due to inhibition of gastrin)
Inhibiting GI motility
Somatostatin analogs (eg, octreotide) for symptom control
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