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ea0021p215 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2009

Receptor-based scintigraphic imaging of insulinoma and glucagonoma in MEN-1

Sivappriyan Sivasubramaniam , Kurzawinski Tom , Bomanji Jamshed , Conway Gerard , Ahlquist James

Successful surgery for pancreatic neuro-endocrine tumours (NET) requires accurate tumour localisation. Interpretation of cross-sectional imaging is often difficult, particularly after pancreatic surgery. Imaging by somatostatin-receptor-scintigraphy with indium-labelled octreotide may be useful in identifying recurrent disease; however, octreotide scans may be negative in some pancreatic NET, due to a low level of expression of somatostatin receptors. The GLP-1 receptor is abu...