Hemangiopericytoma-associated hypoglycemia improved by glucocorticoid therapy: a case report

Anaforoğlu I., SIMSEK A., TURAN T., Algun E.

ENDOCRINE, vol.36, no.1, pp.151-154, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12020-009-9197-8
  • Journal Name: ENDOCRINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-154
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


A 59-year-old man was admitted because of recurrent, severe hypoglycemia. He had multiple metastases from a meningeal hemangiopericytoma, which had been operated on 12 years earlier. The results of laboratory testing at the time of hypoglycemia showed very low serum levels of insulin, C-peptide, and growth hormone, with slightly high levels of insulin-like growth factor-II, and a normal level of insulin-like growth factor-I. The diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma-associated hypoglycemia was proposed. The patient was given corticosteroid therapy, which ameliorated symptoms of hypoglycemia.