Table 1.

Selective intra-arterial calcium stimulation with hepatic venous sampling: summary of results.

Arterial siteBaseline insulin level pmol/LPeak insulin level after calcium infusion pmol/La
Superior mesenteric: middle and left1531,500
Superior mesenteric: right1241,830
Inferior pancreatico- duodenal: left1992,270
Inferior pancreatico-duodenal: right2364,100
Right distal splenic142468
Left atrium110156
Proximal splenic: left3931,290
Proximal splenic: right409710
Gastro–duodenal: left3161,540
Gastro–duodenal: right438600
  • ahighest level, whether 30 or 60 seconds recorded.