Solitary Fibrous Tumor Associated With Non-Islet Cell Tumor Hypoglycemia

Kotaro Kameyama, Norihito Okumura, Yujiro Kokado, Kentaroh Miyoshi, Tomoaki Matsuoka, Tatsuo Nakagawa

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A 79-year-old man presented with abnormal fluttering movements of his extremities early in the morning. Fasting hypoglycemia was believed to be the cause of the movements. A computed tomographic scan showed a large mass in the left inferior hemithorax. Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia was suspected, and the mass was resected while the patient was under glucose supplementation therapy. The plasma glucose level became stable shortly after tumor excision. The resected tumor was diagnosed as a solitary fibrous tumor producing insulin-like growth factor II. In the follow-up examination approximately 2 years after the surgery, no recurrence of the tumor was observed, and the plasma glucose level was stable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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