Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas associated with hypoglycemia. Case report and review of the literature

Robert B. Diasio, Robert Z. Eanes, Mei‐Ling Wu Chen, Gordon E. Madge, Susan J. Mellette

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Abstract

The occurrence of profound hypoglycemia in a patient with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is reported. In contrast to the four previously reported cases, no suggestion of excess insulin production was found. Metabolic studies in this patient suggest both increased peripheral glucose utilization and decreased hepatic glucose production as contributing factors which promoted the hypoglycemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2457-2464
Number of pages8
JournalCancer
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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