Hypoglycemia due to ectopic release of insulin from a paraganglioma.

  title={Hypoglycemia due to ectopic release of insulin from a paraganglioma.},
  author={Mukremin Uysal and Suleyman Temiz and Naila Gul and Sema Yarman and Refik Tanakol and Yersu Kapran},
  journal={Hormone research},
  volume={67 6},
Insulin-secreting pancreatic tumors and insulin-like growth hormone-secreting non-islet cell tumors can cause hypoglycemia. However, insulin-releasing paraganglioma or pheochromocytoma has almost never been reported. A 67-year-old female patient was admitted to our hospital because of headache, palpitation, perspiration, faintness, frequent sense of hunger and absent-mindedness. These intermittent symptoms had begun approximately a year before admission. On physical examination, she had high… CONTINUE READING