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Glucagonoma syndrome: a case report with focus on skin disorders

Authors Fang S, Li S, Cai T

Received 16 April 2014

Accepted for publication 13 May 2014

Published 14 August 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 1449—1453


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Sheng Fang, Shuang Li, Tao Cai

Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Glucagonoma syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic phenomenon. Necrolytic migratory erythema is often one of the first presenting symptoms. We report a case of a 55-year-old man with a 2-year history of recalcitrant eruption. Abdominal computer tomography was performed, which revealed a tumor in the tail of the pancreas. After pancreatectomy, his cutaneous lesions vanished in a few days. Skin symptoms are important, as they are often essential for early diagnosis of glucagonoma syndrome and may prevent metastatic disease; hence, in this report, we focus on skin disorders in glucagonoma syndrome.

Keyword: necrolytic migratory erythema

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