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Case of pancreatic adenocarcinoma presenting as recurrent hypoglycemia: An unusual manifestation
Dibya Jyoti Sharma1, Bipadabhanjan Mallick1, Usha Dutta1
1Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Article ID: 100043Z10SJ2017
doi: 10.5348/Z10-2017-43-CR-14

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Professor Usha Dutta
Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER
Chandigarh, 2nd level Gastro Centre, Block-F
Nehru Hospital, PGIMER
Chandigarh, India
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Sharma DJ, Mallick B, Dutta U. Case of pancreatic adenocarcinoma presenting as recurrent hypoglycemia: An unusual manifestation. J Case Rep Images Oncology 2017;3:61–64.


ABSTRACT
The occurrence of hypoglycemia in association with pancreatic non-islet cell adenocarcinoma is rarely reported. Increased utilization of glucose in the muscles as well as decreased hepatic production of glucose and hypoglycemia through para neoplastic pathway through production of insulin like growth factors has been postulated as contributory factors. We report this extremely rare presentation in a 63-year-old male with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma who presented with recurrent hypoglycemia.

Keywords: Hypoglycemia, Non-islet cell tumor, Pancreatic adenocarcinoma



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Author Contributions
Dibya Jyoti Sharma – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Bipadabhanjan Mallick – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Usha Dutta – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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