Peripheral polyneuropathy in a dog with functional islet B-cell tumor and widespread metastasis.

@article{Shahar1985PeripheralPI,
  title={Peripheral polyneuropathy in a dog with functional islet B-cell tumor and widespread metastasis.},
  author={R Shahar and C G Rousseaux and Janet E. Steiss},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1985},
  volume={187 2},
  pages={175-7}
}
A 12-year-old female Irish Setter was examined because of recurrent episodes of hindlimb weakness. The dog was not ataxic, but had generalized muscular atrophy, decreased patellar reflexes, and slow proprioception. Blood glucose content was low (32 mg/dl) and the amended insulin-glucose ratio was high (9,600). Electromyographic studies showed evidence of polyneuropathy. The diagnosis was functional islet B-cell tumor with peripheral neuropathy. Exploratory laparotomy was performed. Widespread… CONTINUE READING
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