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Insulinoma in pregnancy presenting as a seizure disorder: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1505386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the clinical course and problems in the management of a 30 year old Nigerian lady who was admitted with fasting hypoglycaemia due to a pancreatic islet cell tumour (insulinoma) during the first trimester of pregnancy. Her case was initially misdiagnosed as idiopathic epilepsy. The outcome was fatal mainly because the poor clinical state of the patient limited our treatment options. This condition though uncommon, is potentially easily recognisable and treatable, as long as there is a high index of suspicion.
A O Akanji; A O George; B J Olasode; B O Osotimehin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-23     Completed Date:  1992-09-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  KENYA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Errors
Hypoglycemia / etiology*
Insulinoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  pathology
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Seizures / etiology*

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