Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia - a diagnostic challenge. A report of two atypical cases

Baronaite Hansen,, Renata and Feldt Rasmussen, Ulla and Krogh Rasmussen, Åse and Palnaes Hansen, Carsten and Knigge, Ulrich (2015) Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia - a diagnostic challenge. A report of two atypical cases. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: The authors describe 2 atypical cases of patients with hypoglycaemia, suspected for insulinoma. Methods: The 2 reports are accompanied by a concise review of the literature. Results: Patient 1 had a distal pancreatectomy performed for suspected insulinoma, and was diagnosed with a glucagonoma and beta-cell hyperplasia (nesidioblastosis). To the authors’s knowledge, co-existing glucagonoma and nesidioblastosis had not been previously reported. Patient 2 was diagnosed with a benign insulinoma and 5 years later with metastatic disease. Conclusion: The authors conclude that insulinomas are rare entities which often present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In such cases, patient referral to tertiary multidisciplinary centers is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia, insulinoma, glucagonoma, malignant insulinoma, nesidioblastosis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.9 Altre malattie (altri rami della Medicina) > 616.99 Tumori, malattie contagiose
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 13:07
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 13:08
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15037

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