An urological cause of hypoglycaemia: A case report of the Doege-Potter syndrome

Abstract

The Doege-Potter syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome presenting with hypoglycaemia due to ectopic secretion of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) from a solitary fibrous tumor. The underlying tumor can be benign or malignant and rarely present in extrapleural sites. We describe the case of a 83-year-old male diagnosed with a Doege-Potter syndrome due to a kidney tumor.

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2020-12-21
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Keywords:
hypoglycaemia, insulin-like growth factor, solitary fibrous tumor
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Ramos, N., Ramos, R., Marialva, C., & Silva, E. (2020). An urological cause of hypoglycaemia: A case report of the Doege-Potter syndrome. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 92(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2020.4.392