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How is an insulinoma diagnosed?

Virtually all insulinomas are located within the pancreas. Because these tumors are usually small, sometimes only 1/3 of an inch in diameter, locating these tumors may be elusive even using the best modern-day techniques. Which and in what order localization methods are chosen often depends on the equipment and expertise available at any particular institution. A sequential manner is usually elected, proceeding from the least complicated and generally less expensive, to more complex methods that may require more cooperation by the patient and often are more expensive. 

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