Figure 941

Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL): pancreas involvement. Contrast-enhanced abdominal CT in a patient with VHL shows multiple cysts in both pancreas (especially the tail, arrows) and kidneys. The majority of pancreatic cysts are asymptomatic. When they are numerous and large, they can induce diabetes mellitus or steatorrhea. Other, rare pancreatic lesions include microcystic adenoma, islet cell tumor, and carcinoma.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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