oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Double jeopardy : hypoglycaemia and advanced hepatocellular carcinoma : case study
|Article Title||Double jeopardy : hypoglycaemia and advanced hepatocellular carcinoma : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, 2 Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, 3 Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, 4 University of the Witwatersrand, 5 University of the Witwatersrand and 6 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||120 - 122|
|Keyword(s)||Hepatocellular carcinoma, Hypoglycaemia, Insulin-like growth factor-II and Non-islet cell tumour-induced hypoglycaemia|
Non-islet cell tumour-induced hypoglycaemia is an uncommon, but serious complication of malignancy. The aetiopathogenesis is largely as a result of tumoral overproduction of incompletely processed insulin-like growth factor-II. We describe the case of a 30-year-old black male patient who presented with recurrent hypoglycaemic episodes in the absence of diabetes or any medications known to cause hypoglycaemia. Extensive investigations revealed that the hypoglycaemia was the result of an advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
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