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Congenital hyperinsulinism: [18F]DOPA PET/CT scan of a focal lesion in the head of the pancreas
  1. R R Kapoor1,
  2. C Gilbert1,
  3. K Mohnike2,
  4. O Blankenstein3,
  5. F Fuechtner3,
  6. K Hussain1
  1. 1
    London Centre for Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Great Ormond Street, Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, and The Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, O.-v.-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
  3. 3
    Institute of Experimental Paediatric Endocrinology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  1. Dr K Hussain, Developmental Endocrinology Research Group, Molecular Genetics Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK; K.Hussain{at}

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Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a cause of severe hypoglycaemia in the neonatal period.1 The histological differentiation of CHI into focal and diffuse disease has radically changed the surgical management of patients with the disease.2 Correct localisation and limited excision of the focal lesion results in complete cure of the patient. Recent advances …

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