Pancreatic polypeptide and calcitonin secretion from a pancreatic tumour-clinical improvement after hepatic artery embolization

A. Manche, S. M. Wood, T. E. Adrian, R. B. Welbourn, S. R. Bloom

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Abstract

We present a case in which plasma pancreatic polypeptide and calcitonin were found to be raised in association with an islet cell tumour of the pancreas and its hepatic metastases. In this patient, no specific endocrine syndrome was found. Therapeutic hepatic artery embolization improved the general health of the patient with no change in plasma pancreatic polypeptide, but a fall in calcitonin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-314
Number of pages2
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume59
Issue number691
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calcitonin
  • Hepatic artery embolization
  • Islet cell tumour
  • Pancreatic polypeptide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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