Insulinoma- a misleading neuroendocrine tumour

Authors:Mahabalshetti AD, Aithal KR ,Patil BS,Patil PB
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(1): 2977-2979  |  PDF File

Abstract

Insulinoma is a deceptive neuroendocrine tumour that can easily mislead even an astute clinician because of its bizarre and nonspecific symptom complex. A 58 year old woman presented with altered behavior and spells of giddiness and was being treated as a case of hysterical neurosis. Biochemical and radiological investigations revealed fasting hypoglycaemia, endogenous hyperinsulinism, and a pancreatic parenchymal lesion.