Glucagonoma, a rare neuroendocrine pancreatic tumour, is frequently malignant and often accompanied by hepatic metastases. Our aim was to consider the different treatments of metastatic glucagonoma to the liver and their results. A case of glucagonoma with metachronous, small, multiple and bilobar liver metastases is reported. Combined treatment with octreotide and hepatic arterial chemoembolization was applied with good results in terms of symptom relief, plasma glucagon levels and regression of hepatic metastases. Survival rates were also improved. Based on our experience, glucagonoma with metachronous, multiple, diffuse and bilobar hepatic metastases should be treated with octreotide plus hepatic arterial chemoembolization with improved outcome and prognosis.
Treatment of metastatic glucagonoma to the Iiver: case report and Iiterature review / RCasadei; P.Tomassetti; Rossi C; M.La Donna; M.Migliori; D.Marrano.. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. - ISSN 1125-8055. - 31(4)(1999), pp. 308-312.
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