Q) Whipple's triad is seen in
Whipple's triad is seen in pancreatic insulinoma and consists of
a) Symptoms of hypoglycemia
b) Fasting sugar less than 50 mg%
c) Relief of symptoms with administration of dextrose solution
- Insulinoma is the most common functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
- Symptoms are present for many years before diagnosis
- Weight gain is common
- Distribution of insulinomas is equal in body head and tail
- Avg size of insulinoma is 1-1.5 cm
Q) True about Beger procedure for chronic pancreatitis
a) Posterior branch of gastro duodenal artery is preserved.
b) Beger procedure is a pancreatic head mass resection that can be done for small pancreatic tumors.
c) Intra pancreatic, choledochal and ampullary structures are removed.
d) Neck of the pancreas is not transacted
Answer a) Posterior branch of GDA is preserved
Beger procedure for chronic pancreatitis is mostly done in Europe. Hans Beger in 1972 in Germany introduced this for chronic pancreatitis with inflammatory head mass. This is a complex procedure which removes head of the pancreas but leaves duodenum, a thin rim of pancreas around the medial aspect of duodenum and intrapancreatic bile duct intact.
The difference from similar Frey's procedure is that in Beger procedure neck of the pancreas is transacted where as in Frey, neck of the pancreas is not cut.
This procedure is not recommended if there is suspicion of carcinoma head of pancreas and Whipple is the procedure for that.
Posterior branch of GDA is preserved in Beger Procedure.
Reconstruction is at two places: Distal pancreas and rim of the pancreas at medial side of duodenum.
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Q) Which of the following histological varieties of IPMN is associated with low grade dysplasia
a) Intestinal type
b) Oncocytic type
c) Pancreaticobiliary type
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Q) Not true about pancreatic cystic neoplasm?
a) They constitute 60% of all pancreatic cystic lesions
b) Mucinous cystic neoplasm is the most common pancreatic cystic tumor
c) Sunburst sign is seen in serous cystic neoplasm
d) All patients with Serous cystic neoplasm > 4 cm should undergo surgical resection.