Endoscopic utrasound-guided ablation: an interesting alternative in the treatment of benign localized insulinomas Endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency (RF) is an innovative technique that may represent an interesting and less invasive alternative for the radical treatment of patients with a benign insulinoma. Since June 2018, we have been able to treat at the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc four patients with a localized benign insulinoma using a Starmed RF electrode (Taewong). The effectiveness of the treatment was evident immediately after the procedure in all patients. Among all pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, insulinomas are probably the best indication for endoscopic ultrasound-guided RF ablation due to their small size and low malignant potential, as well as the technique’s relative safety.
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation, insulinoma