Treatment of haemangiopericytoma-associated hypoglycaemia with embolisation

P. W B Nanayakkara, J. Van Doorn, F. G. Van den Berg, C. J. Van Groeningen, H. M. Pinedo, K. Hoekman

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Abstract

A 48-year-old woman with a known history of metastatic haemangiopericytoma presented with intractable hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia was accompanied by undetectable serum insulin levels with high levels of proforms of insulin-like growth factor-II ('big' IGF-II). Reduction of tumour load with embolisation resulted in a normal pattern of serum glucose levels throughout the day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-343
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Embolisation
  • Haemangiopericytoma
  • Hypoglycaemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Internal Medicine

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