Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : August | Volume : 10 | Issue : 8 | Page : OD01 - OD02

Insulinoma Causing Prolonged Hypoglycaemic Coma OD01-OD02

Prabhat Kumar, Ajay Chauhan, Juhi Dixit, Jyotsana, Harish Gupta

Dr. Prabhat Kumar,
C/O Dr. Ajay Chauhan, Associate Professor, Room No. 105, Academic Block,
PGIMER and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi-110001, India.

Insulinoma is a rare pancreatic endocrine tumour with an incidence of four cases per million per year. A recurrent episode of fasting hypoglycaemia is the most common manifestation of these tumours. Diagnosis is often delayed due to varied presentation but once diagnosed, prognosis is often good after surgical resection of the lesion. Severe hypoglycaemia in insulinoma causing coma and death is rare. We report a case of hypoglycaemic coma secondary to an insulinoma in an elderly man which proved fatal.