Introduction: Glucagonoma


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Glucagonoma: Glucagonoma is a rare type of endocrine pancreatic tumor. This means it is a cancer of the glandular endocrine cells of the pancreas rather than the exocrine digestion-related pancreas cells. A "glucagonoma" is a cancer that produces too much production of a hormone called glucagon, which does reduce insulin production. Hence, glucagonoma can interfere with insulin and can give the appearance of diabetes mellitus. However, the effects of too much glucagon are not identical to having too little insulin. Ganda [1997] reports that 70-80% of glucagonoma patients have glucose intolerance. However, most are mild to moderate imbalances, making the symptoms similar to IGT or mild Type 2 diabetes.

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Last revision: April 2, 2003

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