Treatment of a dog with an insulinoma-related peripheral polyneuropathy with corticosteroids.

Abstract

A crossbreed dog with a history of a chronic progressive tetraparesis had an insulinoma-related peripheral polyneuropathy. Frequent feeding and treatment with corticosteroids resulted in recovery from a non-ambulatory to an almost completely normal clinical state, despite the persistence of hypoglycaemia and hyperinsulinism. After euthanasia for uncontrollable seizures, the presence of a beta-cell carcinoma of the pancreas and extensive axonal degeneration of the peripheral nerves was confirmed by histopathological examination. These findings may indicate an immune-mediated pathogenesis for insulinoma-related peripheral polyneuropathy.

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@article{Ham1997TreatmentOA, title={Treatment of a dog with an insulinoma-related peripheral polyneuropathy with corticosteroids.}, author={Luc M L M Van Ham and Kyle G. Braund and Sarah Roels and Ingrid Putcuyps}, journal={The Veterinary record}, year={1997}, volume={141 4}, pages={98-100} }