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


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

ENDOCRINE, cilt.36, sa.1, ss.151-154, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12020-009-9197-8
  • Dergi Adı: ENDOCRINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.151-154

Özet

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.