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Vol 3, No 1 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2003-10-27
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The causes of starving hypoglycaemia in patients suffering from advanced malignancy

Joanna Celban, Jacek Łuczak
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2004;3(1):79-82.

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Vol 3, No 1 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2003-10-27

Abstract

Authors described a case of a 42-year-old male patient who has received treatment for meningioma and then haemangiopericytoma and in whom a fibrous liver mesothelioma has been diagnosed. Except for headache, he frequently suffered from frequently returning starving hypoglycaemia which has been deteriorating the quality of his life significantly. The most probable reason for it is connected with the tumours diagnosed in the liver, but it is necessary to pay attention to a possible coexistence of some causes of starving hypoglycaemia syndrome.

Abstract

Authors described a case of a 42-year-old male patient who has received treatment for meningioma and then haemangiopericytoma and in whom a fibrous liver mesothelioma has been diagnosed. Except for headache, he frequently suffered from frequently returning starving hypoglycaemia which has been deteriorating the quality of his life significantly. The most probable reason for it is connected with the tumours diagnosed in the liver, but it is necessary to pay attention to a possible coexistence of some causes of starving hypoglycaemia syndrome.
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Keywords

malignancy; localized fibrous mesothelioma; insulin-like growth factor II; starving hypoglycaemia

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Title

The causes of starving hypoglycaemia in patients suffering from advanced malignancy

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 3, No 1 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

79-82

Published online

2003-10-27

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2004;3(1):79-82.

Keywords

malignancy
localized fibrous mesothelioma
insulin-like growth factor II
starving hypoglycaemia

Authors

Joanna Celban
Jacek Łuczak

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