Medline ® Abstract for Reference 17
Rapid resolution of necrolytic migratory erythema after glucagonoma resection.
Smith AP, Doolas A, Staren ED
J Surg Oncol. 1996;61(4):306.
A 55-year-old man presented with an 11-year history of necrolytic migratory erythema and glossitis. After the patient's serum glucagon was demonstrated to be elevated, computed tomography scan revealed a mass involving the head of the pancreas. The patient underwent a Whipple-type pancreatico-duodenectomy and his rash resolved completely 6 days after tumor resection. He received no adjuvant treatment. A discussion of the varying theories regarding the pathogenesis and treatment of glucagon-associated necrolytic migratory erythema is presented.
Department of General Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.