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Revista médica de Chile

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CAMPOS M, Rodrigo et al. Doege-Potter syndrome: hypoglycemia secondary to solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2012, vol.140, n.3, pp. 353-357. ISSN 0034-9887.

Doege-Potter syndrome is characterized for hypoglycemia associated with solitary pleural fibrous tumors. We report a 38-year-old woman with a history of weight loss, malaise and edema. After an episode of symptomatic hypoglycemia, she was admitted to the hospital, where she had new episodes of hypoglycemia. A Chest X ray and scan showed a right pleural tumor that was surgically excised. After surgery the episodes of hypoglycemia subsided. The pathological study of the tumor revealed a solitary fibrous pleural tumor. After 15 months of follow up, the patient is symptom free and without evidence of tumor relapse.

Palabras clave : Hypoglycemia; Pleural neoplasms; Solitary fibrous tumor; pleural.

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