Congenital Hyperinsulinism International (CHI) held the Fifth Congenital Hyperinsulinism Family Conference at the NH Milano 2 Hotel in Segrate, Italy just outside of Milan on September 17 and 18, 2013. It was an intensive two days of presentations on many aspects of congenital hyperinsulinism, from the experience of living with the condition, to the latest research on potential new treatment options. The meeting was remarkable for showcasing a good number of new research projects, treatment options being pursued, and patient advocates working to support congenital hyperinsulinism families. The take away from this meeting is that so much is happening worldwide to improve the lives of children born with the condition. You can read a full summary of the meeting in English here or in French here.. Click here to access PDFs from the 22 presentations that were made at this conference.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Destabilization of ATP-sensitive potassium channel activity by novel KCNJ11 mutations identified in congenital hyperinsulinism. AU - Lin, Yu Wen. AU - Bushman, Jeremy D.. AU - Yan, Fei Fei. AU - Haidar, Sara. AU - MacMullen, Courtney. AU - Ganguly, Arupa. AU - Stanley, Charles A.. AU - Shyng, Show-Ling. PY - 2008/4/4. Y1 - 2008/4/4. N2 - The inwardly rectifying potassium channel Kir6.2 is the pore-forming subunit of the ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channel, which controls insulin secretion by coupling glucose metabolism to membrane potential in β-cells. Loss of channel function because of mutations in Kir6.2 or its associated regulatory subunit, sulfonylurea receptor 1, causes congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), a neonatal disease characterized by persistent insulin secretion despite severe hypoglycemia. Here, we report a novel KATP channel gating defect caused by CHI-associated Kir6.2 mutations at arginine 301 (to cysteine, glycine, histidine, or proline). These mutations in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Co-inheritance of two ABCC8 mutations causing an unresponsive congenital hyperinsulinism. T2 - Clinical and functional characterization of two novel ABCC8 mutations. AU - Faletra, Flavio. AU - Snider, Kara. AU - Shyng, Show-Ling. AU - Bruno, Irene. AU - Athanasakis, Emmanouil. AU - Gasparini, Paolo. AU - Dionisi-Vici, Carlo. AU - Ventura, Alessandro. AU - Zhou, Qing. AU - Stanley, Charles A.. AU - Burlina, Alberto. PY - 2013/3/1. Y1 - 2013/3/1. N2 - Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) occurs as a consequence of unregulated insulin secretion from the pancreatic beta-cells. Severe recessive mutations and milder dominant mutations have been described in the ABCC8 and KCNJ11 genes encoding SUR1 and Kir6.2 subunits of the beta-cell ATP-sensitive K(+) channel. Here we report two patients with CHI unresponsive to medical therapy with diazoxide. Sequencing analysis identified a compound heterozygous mutation in ABCC8 in both patients. The first one is a carrier for the known mild dominant ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Hyperinsulinism of infancy. T2 - Localization of focal forms. AU - Hardy, Olga T.. AU - Stanley, Charles A.. PY - 2006. Y1 - 2006. N2 - Congenital hyperinsulinism is the most common cause of persistent hypoglycemia in infants and children (1). Infants with severe forms of the disorder (formerly termed nesidioblastosis) present with hypoglycemia in the newborn period and are at high risk of seizures, permanent brain damage, and retardation. Infants with congenital hyperinsulinism may have either focal or diffuse abnormalities of the pancreatic β cells. In cases with diffuse disease, an underlying defect in the β-cell adenosoine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent potassium channel may be present, caused by recessive loss of function mutations of the two genes encoding the KATP channel, SUR1 or Kir6.2 (1,2). These mutations may also cause focal hyperinsulinism in which there is an area of β-cell adenomatosis due to loss of heterozygosity for the maternal 11p region and expression of a ...
Background: Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI), a condition characterised by dysregulation of insulin secretion from the pancreatic beta cells, remains one of the most common causes of hyperinsulinemic, hypoketotic hypoglycaemia in the newborn period. Mutations in ABCC8 and KCNJ11 constitute the majority of genetic forms of CHI. Biallelic inactivating mutations (homozygous or compound heterozygous) in ABCC8 and KCNJ11 are known to result in severe, diffuse, diaxoxide unresponsive hypoglycaemia. We report a neonate with CHI due to compound heterozygous mutations in ABCC8 and completely responsive to diazoxide.. Case: A term macrosomic male baby, birth weight 4.81 kg, born to non-consanguineous parents, presented on day 1 of life with severe and persistent hypoglycaemia. Apart from polyhydramnios during the antenatal period, the pregnancy was otherwise uneventful. Normoglycaemia (blood glucose,3.5mmol/L) was achieved with a peak glucose infusion rate (GIR) of 20mg/kg/minute. The hypoglycaemia screen ...
Background: Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a rare heterogeneous disease. Genetic testing is crucial as identifying the underlying aetiology can guide clinical management.. Objective and hypotheses: We investigated the clinical characteristics and genetics of 20 Ukrainian patients with CHI.. Methods: Routine clinical and laboratory investigations were performed on 20 patients with hypoglycemia and unsuppressed C-peptide and p-insulin, diagnostic for CHI. Patients were sub grouped according to whether the hypoglycemia was persistent (n=12) or transient (n=8). KCNJ11 and ABCC8 were sequenced in all patients. Targeted next generation of all the known CHI genes was undertaken in 2 patients with persistent CHI. In one case features of Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome prompted methylation and dosage analysis of chromosome 11p15.5. 18F-DOPA PET-CT was performed on 9 cases (75%) with persistent CHI.. Results: Those with persistent CHI were diagnosed earlier compared to those was transient disease (22.5 ...
β cell failure in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with hyperglycemia, but the mechanisms are not fully understood. Congenital hyperinsulinism caused by glucokinase mutations (GCK-CHI) is associated with β cell replication and apoptosis. Here, we show that genetic activation of β cell glucokinase, initially triggering replication, causes apoptosis associated with DNA double-strand breaks and activation of the tumor suppressor p53. ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP channels) and calcineurin mediate this toxic effect. Toxicity of long-term glucokinase overactivity was confirmed by finding late-onset diabetes in older members of a GCK-CHI family. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) mimetic treatment or p53 deletion rescues β cells from glucokinase-induced death, but only GLP-1 analog rescues β cell function. DNA damage and p53 activity in T2D suggest shared mechanisms of β cell failure in hyperglycemia and CHI. Our results reveal membrane depolarization via KATP channels, calcineurin signaling,
CHI is pumped to announce we will be participating in the first Million Dollar Bike Ride sponsored by The Penn Medicine Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy (CODRT) on May 3, 2014. This event will raise awareness of rare diseases while raising funds for rare disease research. Our team, the Raring to Go for CHI team will raise funds for congenital hyperinsulinism research. The Penn Center will match at least $25,000, potentially up to $50,000, so this is really a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for research. This summer there will be a request for proposals from CODRT and researchers all over the world will be able to apply for the funds we raise on May 3. CODRT will fully administer the grant. All money raised goes directly to the grant. All administrative fees are being paid for by CODRT out of their own budget. 100% of the funds we raise will go to the researcher selected for the grant. Our team will be riding alongside many other wonderful teams. By riding with our ...
This course will provide clinicians with a comprehensive review of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for children with congenital hyperinsulinism.. ...
Endo-ERN webinar: Update on congenital hyperinsulinism , Endo-ERN, European Reference Network on Rare Endocrine Conditions. Endo-ERNs mission is to reduce and ultimately abolish inequalities in care for patients with rare endocrine disorders in Europe, through facilitating knowledge sharing and facilitating related healthcare and research.
Congenital hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) is characterised by the inappropriate secretion of insulin despite low blood glucose levels. Hyperinsulinism may be transient or permanent. Transient hyperinsulinism can occur in babies of diabetic mothers who have been exposed to maternal hyperglycaemia before birth. Babies who have sustained perinatal asphyxia and those with intrauterine growth restriction are also at increased…
The partnership between her doctors at The Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at CHOP and her local medical team in California is keeping Alina healthy and allowing her to be a typical toddler. However, her beginning was anything but typical. ...
In June 2010, our family welcomed our long-awaited third child, Alexandra. But on the second day after she was born, Sasha had to go to intensive care - her blood sugar level had fallen drastically. Doctors diagnosed our daughter with an extremely rare genetic disease - organic hyperinsulinism, a disorder of the pancreas. Sasha had a complicated operation. She recovered quickly, all her indicators normalized. But a year later, she had an epileptic seizure with convulsions and loss of consciousness. We had our daughter examined at different hospitals, but doctors could not understand why it was happening. The attacks still go on to this day - about once every six months. They are hard on Sasha, she has problems breathing. My daughter is growing normally for her age, she is perseverant, obedient. We wrote to the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia childrens hospital in Philadelphia. Doctors there told us that congenital hyperinsulinism can cause seizures, and that they know how to treat children ...
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HH is the commonest cause of persistent and recurrent hypoglycaemia during the neonatal and infancy periods. Insulin inhibits gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis and stimulates uptake of glucose in muscles and adipocytes, leading to hypoglycaemia. Moreover, insulin inhibits lipolysis and thereby ketone body synthesis. In effect, the brain of the baby with CHI is deprived of the primary (glucose) and secondary (ketones) energy sources due to inappropriately elevated insulin levels.. CHI is a genetically heterogeneous disease characterised by dysregulated insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells (Fig. 1C). In the face of hypoglycaemia, infants with CHI have inappropriately elevated serum insulin, low ketone bodies, low fatty acids and show a glycaemic response to glucagon. Infants with CHI typically need a GIR of more than 8 mg/kg per min to maintain normoglycaemia (3). The incidence of sporadic forms of CHI is estimated at 1 in 40 000 live births, but in familial forms, it may be as high as 1 in ...
Genotype to phenotype correlations were most successful in children with GLUD1, GCK, and recessive KATP mutations. Correlations were complicated by the high frequency of novel missense KATP mutations that were uncharacterized, because such defects might be either recessive or dominant and, if domina …
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For children with congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), low blood sugar is caused by cells in the pancreas that release too much insulin. Some children with CHI have these cells throughout their pancreas; others have them located in specific areas of the pancreas. Children who have them located in specific areas of the pancreas may be cured with surgery. F-DOPA is a radioactive drug that may go to these very cells. F-DOPA can also be used for positron emission tomography (or PET), an imaging technique used in nuclear medicine departments. In this study, researchers will test the possibility of using PET with F-DOPA in the diagnosis of children with hyperinsulinism ...
We report on 2 infants with PHHI for whom focal lesions of the pancreas were diagnosed during laparoscopy and laparoscopically enucleated. Both children were cured at the age of 1 month. One year after surgery, both patients are well and normoglycemic. Functional data from patient tissue analyses and genotyping in both cases revealed that PHHI was a consequence of defects in β-cell KATP channels. For both children, mutations in the SUR1 gene were found; the mutations were of paternal origin in both cases, as reported for focal hyperinsulinism. The focal origins of PHHI were confirmed with histologic diagnoses.. Focal adenomatous hyperplasia as a cause of PHHI was observed first by Kloppel et al7 in 1975 and was noted by Goossens et al8 in 1989 in a large study of 24 pancreata from surgically treated patients with PHHI. Since those observations, focal lesions as a cause of intractable hyperinsulinism have been consistently reported. The presumed incidence may be as high as 30% to 60% of cases of ...
The website for the Childrens Hyperinsulinism Charity | A site of support and resources for families and children living with congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI)
Nevan Elam, J.D. CEO and co-founder Rezolute, Inc. talks about their work developing therapeutics for congenital hyperinsulinism, a rare pediatric disease and for diabetic macular edema, a vision-related complication of diabetes.  With a background of working with technology businesses, Nevan reflects on lessons learned and differences in drivers of innovation in the computer and biotech worlds. @rezolutebio #RareDisease #PediatricDisease #DME #DiabeticMacularEdema #Diabetes #hyperinsulinism    
Nevan Elam, J.D. CEO and co-founder Rezolute, Inc. talks about their work developing therapeutics for congenital hyperinsulinism, a rare pediatric disease and for diabetic macular edema, a vision-related complication of diabetes.  With a background of working with technology businesses, Nevan reflects on lessons learned and differences in drivers of innovation in the computer and biotech worlds. @rezolutebio #RareDisease #PediatricDisease #DME #DiabeticMacularEdema #Diabetes #hyperinsulinism
Loomis is also on a mission to raise awareness about hyperinsulinism (HI), a rare disease that causes low blood sugar. His 3-year-old son was diagnosed with the life-threatening condition in 2015, and Loomis dedicates Basics opening track, Sugar Baby, to Congenital Hyperinsulinism International (www.congenitalhi.org), an organization that heads research on the disease, educates doctors and hospitals, and supports families affected by the disease. They call HI kids sugar babies, so I wanted to write a song in appreciation for all they do for families all over the world, Loomis says. ...
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is an important cause of severe hypoglycaemia in infancy. To correct hypoglycaemia, high concentrations of dextrose are often required through a central venous catheter (CVC) with consequent risk of thrombosis. We describe a series of six cases of CHI due to varying aetiologies from our centre requiring CVC for the management of hypoglycaemia, who developed thrombosis in association with CVC. We subsequently analysed the incidence and risk factors for CVC-associated thrombosis, as well as the outcomes of enoxaparin prophylaxis. The six cases occurred over a 3-year period; we identified an additional 27 patients with CHI who required CVC insertion during this period (n = 33 total), and a separate cohort of patients with CHI and CVC who received enoxaparin prophylaxis (n = 7). The incidence of CVC-associated thrombosis was 18% (6/33) over the 3 years, a rate of 4.2 thromboses/1000 CVC days. There was no difference in the frequency of genetic mutations or focal CHI ...
Our brother-sister team is so excited to participate in this year s Million Dollar Bike Ride and we are grateful for anything you can donate to our cause! A message from Ben: Every day of my life, since shortly after birth, my blood sugar has always had to be monitored because of congenital hyperinsulinism (HI). As a baby my body made far too much insulin and the only treatment at the time was removing my pancreas. I was so lucky to get great care and have this operation to remove my pancreas at the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia. This care and the surgery saved my brain and allowed me to live a healthy, wonderful life. However as a result of having my pancreas removed, I now have diabetes and take insulin through a pump. Since I was first diagnosed and treated as a baby, there have been improvements in care because of more knowledge and technology, but there needs to be more research so babies born with HI don t develop diabetes when they get older. As a college student, I have
Moreover, while most of the organs in the human body have the ability to store glucose by increasing their mass, the brain, prisoner of the cranial bones, cannot count on these variations in volume.. Unable to store its food, it depends on sugar supplied in real-time by the rest of the body. This distribution of energy is controlled by the liver.. Pierre Maechler, professor at the Faculty of Medicine at UNIGE, and his team therefore decided to verify if glutamate was indeed an energy source for the brain.. To do so, the researchers analyzed the role of the glutamate dehydrogenase enzyme in the brain. In mutant form, this enzyme, encoded by the Glud1 gene, is responsible for a congenital hyperinsulinism syndrome, a severe disease affecting at the same time the endocrine pancreas, the liver and the brain.. Individuals affected by this syndrome suffer from intellectual disability and have a high risk of epilepsy. ...
Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Sneid on lupus low blood sugar: This is often a complication of diabetes therapy, and blood glucose management, but certain tumors, like insulinomas, among others, can cause this, and many of those patients have a family history of those tumors. Some others also have naturally low blood sugar, and that can be due to genetics. Congenital hyperinsulinism might be such a case, as might inborn errors of carbohydrate metabolism.
Pathology activating regulatory mutations of glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) in congenital hyperinsulinism with hyperammonemia (GDH-HI or HI/HA (...)
Primary hyperinsulinism is a rare but important cause of hypoglycemia in infants and children. It is the most common cause of neonatal hypoglycemia that persists beyond the first few hours of life.
This case is being reported because of the apparent rarity of the condition and the fairly typical clinical course exhibited. A review of the literature up to the time this paper was written revealed only 131 similar cases reported in man, seven of which had either lymph node or liver metastasis or both. This patient presented the usual clinical picture associated with hyperinsulinism.2 It is to be regretted that a biological assay for insulin was not made of the metastatic nodules in the liver, as has been shown by Powers and Wilder to be conclusive proof of the origin of ...
Josie will be 8 weeks old tomorrow and today she was diagnosed with hyperinsulinism. Shes had a hard time regulating her blood sugar and shes not gaining weight as quickly as the doctors would like. We have to do more testing to determine if there is a generic cause for it or if its related to the IUGR. They think it can be managed with medication but this diagnosis has bought us at least another 5 days in the NICU and when she comes home Ill have to check her blood sugar 2-3 times a day. Im just feeling so depressed and defeated at this point. Shes doing all the major things (breathing, eating, etc) but we just cant get past this blood sugar thing. Has anybody else experienced this with their IUGR baby? Even if you havent dealt with this, I could use some positivity right now. Shes so amazing and I feel like I just keep failing her
A summary of the clinical details and the results from PET scan, catheterization, and surgery for the 14 patients is presented in Table 1. Based on PVS, focal CHI was suspected in cases 1-3. Preoperative imaging by [18F]-DOPA PET was consistent with a focal form of disease in these three cases, and the suggested focus on PET matched with the location of high-insulin secretion detected by PVS (Tables 1 and 2). Encouraged by these positive findings, two additional patients (9 and 13) underwent successful pancreatic surgery based on focal lesions seen on PET only. All of these five focal cases were confirmed by histology obtained during surgery, and the localization of the hyperinsulinemic focus by the PET scan corresponded to the actual localization. In two patients, the focus was located in the head, in one patient in the neck, and in two patients in the body of the pancreas. All of these patients were normoglycemic, with a normal overnight fasting tolerance, without medications, and on normal ...
There are many studies that show that important and interesting differences exist in the patterns of diabetes mellitus, not only between countries but from group to group in the same country. Such big differences suggest the causes may be environmental, most of which are dietary and, therefore, preventable. In these dietary factors it is perhaps the pattern of eating, the presence or absence of cellulose, roughage and vegetable fibre, milk and fermented milk products such as yoghurt, which are of crucial importance. There is a quicker rise of blood glucose in the case of non-masticatory-roughage-poor dietary regimens as compared with masticatory milk, milk-products and roughage-rich regimens on account of faster gastric emptying in the former and slower gastric emptying in the latter. The hyperchlorhydria caused by fibre-poor non-masticatory meals produces an instantaneous secretin-release which results in hyperinsulinism. Such sucrose-induced hyperinsulinism leads to formation of insulin ...
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Per the USDA nutrition database, here are the lipid numbers on 100g of raw pork bacon vs 100g of olive oil.. Bacon:. 14.993g saturated. 20.047 monounsaturated. 4.821g polyunsaturated. Olive oil:. 13.808g saturated. 72.961g monounsaturated. 10.523g polyunsaturated. You can work out for yourself whether those are truly equivalent amounts, given that the bacon also has some protein in it and just a bare smidgen of carb (not even 1g).. The single largest source of nitrates in the human diet is vegetables. It seems that nitrates turn into nitric oxide in the human body. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator; this probably explains the reduction in blood pressure experienced by some people who add more vegetables to their diets.. Its interesting that people who adopt low-carb diets-simply a low-carb diet, with no consideration of how Paleo it is-oftentimes also experience reduction in blood pressure. Some of that is probably from the extreme reduction in digestible carb intake; hyperinsulinism appears to ...
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Congenital hyperinsulinism of infancy (CHI) is a rare disorder characterized by severe hypoglycemia due to inappropriate insulin secretion. The genetic causes of CHI have been found in genes regulating insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells; recessive inactivating mutations in the ABCC8 and KCNJ11 genes represent the most common events. Despite the advances in understanding the molecular pathogenesis of CHI, specific genetic determinants in about 50 % of the CHI patients remain unknown, suggesting additional locus heterogeneity. In order to search for novel loci contributing to the pathogenesis of CHI, we combined a family-based association study, using the transmission disequilibrium test on 17 CHI patients lacking mutations in ABCC8/KCNJ11, with a whole-exome sequencing analysis performed on 10 probands. This strategy allowed the identification of the potential causative mutations in genes implicated in the regulation of insulin secretion such as transmembrane proteins (CACNA1A, KCNH6, ...
This first of December, were recognizing World Aids Day by sharing the latest research from Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia investigators who partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Botswana, and the Botswana Ministry of Health through the Botswana-UPenn partnership, in order to address sub-Saharan Africas HIV/AIDS epidemic. Alongside their findings published last week, our news roundup also includes special congratulations to Diva De León-Crutchlow, MD, on a sweet new award from Congenital Hyperinsulinism International, and novel research findings from our investigators who study cardiology, genetics, and puberty. ...
This first of December, were recognizing World Aids Day by sharing the latest research from Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia investigators who partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Botswana, and the Botswana Ministry of Health through the Botswana-UPenn partnership, in order to address sub-Saharan Africas HIV/AIDS epidemic. Alongside their findings published last week, our news roundup also includes special congratulations to Diva De León-Crutchlow, MD, on a sweet new award from Congenital Hyperinsulinism International, and novel research findings from our investigators who study cardiology, genetics, and puberty. ...
Objective: Mutations in the human HNF4A gene encoding the hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha (HNF-4α) are known to cause maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY), which is characterized by autosomal dominant inheritance and impaired glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells. HNF-4α has a key role in regulating the multiple transcriptional factor networks in the islet. Recently heterozygous mutations in the HNF4A gene were reported to cause transient hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia associated with macrosomia.. Research Design and Methods: Three infants presented with macrosomia and severe hypoglycaemia with a positive family history of MODY. The hypoglycaemia was confirmed to be due to hyperinsulinism and all three patients required diazoxide therapy to maintain normoglycaemia. Two of the three infants are still requiring diazoxide therapy at 8 and 18 months while one of them had resolution of hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia at 32 months of age.. Results: Sequencing of the ...
Islet cell adenomas are an important consideration in infants and children with hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulinism. Between 1965 and 1977, 32 patients with hyperinsulinism were seen at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Sixteen of these patien
A classic article on managing sugar control problems through diet and chiropractic by the father of Applied Kinesiology, Dr. George Goodheart.
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A drug with hyperglycemic and antihypertensive action via peripheral vasodilatation. Indicated orally (2 to 3 daily doses) in the treatment of unresponsive hyperglycemia by hyperinsulinism and intravenously in hypertensive crises. Its use is authorized in the neonatal and infant period. Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk. According to the limited pharmacokinetic data available (Pfizer 2017, Merck 2015), its high plasma protein binding could impede transfer to breastmilk, but its prolonged half-life, which would facilitate it, makes it prudent that, until more information about this drug is published in relation to breastfeeding, safer known alternatives may be preferable (Schaefer 2007 p685), especially during the neonatal period and in case of prematurity. To minimize risks of exposure, it would be necessary to wait 5 days after the last dose to restart breastfeeding. Meanwhile, express and discard breastmilk regularly to maintain
The earliest recognition of pancreatic cancer has been attributed to the 18th-century Italian scientist Giovanni Battista Morgagni, the historical father of modern-day anatomic pathology, who claimed to have traced several cases of cancer in the pancreas. Many 18th and 19th-century physicians were skeptical about the existence of the disease, given the similar appearance of pancreatitis. Some case reports were published in the 1820s and 1830s, and a genuine histopathologic diagnosis was eventually recorded by the American clinician Jacob Mendes Da Costa, who also doubted the reliability of Morgagnis interpretations. By the start of the 20th century, cancer of the head of the pancreas had become a well-established diagnosis.[101] Regarding the recognition of PanNETs, the possibility of cancer of the islet cells was initially suggested in 1888. The first case of hyperinsulinism due to a tumor of this type was reported in 1927. Recognition of a non-insulin-secreting type of PanNET is generally ...