Introduction: The key clinical problem in patients with islet cell tumors are persistent hypoglycemia episodes, which are particularly dangerous in the elderly since neuroglycopenia may be the cause of stroke.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference 2013 (2013)
Category: Clinical cases/reports
Presenting Author: Elżbieta Andrysiak-Mamos
Introduction: Chromogranin A (CgA) is not very accurate for the diagnosis of gastric carcinoid type1 (GC1). Clinical interpretation of CgA results may be affected by the heterogeneity between CgA assays. The commercial CgA assay, DAKO (DAKO, Denmark A/S, Glostrup, Denmark) is an ELISA which recognizes a 23 kD C terminal fragment of CgA; the Imperial Supra-regional Assay Service radioimmunoassay (SAS Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London) is a competitive radioimmunoassay raised against the whole pancreastatin molecule.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference 2014 (2014)
Presenting Author: MD Roberta E Rossi