What is the classic hallmark of insulinomas?

Updated: May 31, 2020
  • Author: Zonera Ashraf Ali, MBBS; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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The classic hallmark of insulinomas is the Whipple triad, which consists of the following: [15]

  • Symptoms of hypoglycemia, especially with fasting or exercise
  • Documented low blood sugar at the time symptoms are present
  • Reversal of symptoms by glucose administration

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