The riddle of tumour hypoglycaemia revisited.

@article{Kahn1980TheRO,
  title={The riddle of tumour hypoglycaemia revisited.},
  author={C. Ronald Kahn},
  journal={Clinics in endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1980},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          335-60
        }
}
In summary, hypoglycaemia due to non-pancreatic tumour is relatively common among the causes of fasting hypoglycaemia in the adult. Most of the neoplasms are large, and present as masses in the mediastinum or retroperitoneal space. Although therapy is difficult, successful palliation by surgery or radiotherapy has been achieved in a number of cases. Although many theories have been advanced to explain the hypoglycaemia, the best documented mechanism is production of an insulin-like substance by… CONTINUE READING

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