Distal hypoglycemic neuropathy. An insulinoma-associated case, misdiagnosed as temporal lobe epilepsy

S. Striano, P. Striano, F. Manganelli, P. Boccella, R. Bruno, L. Santoro, V. Percopo

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Abstract

Peripheral distal neuropathy associated with hypoglycemia secondary to insulinoma is quite rare. So far, less than 40 cases have been reported in literature. In this report, we describe a 50-year-old patient with insulinoma-polineuropathy and neuropsychiatric symptoms, interpreted as temporal lobe epilepsy, over the preceding 7 years. Due to the variability of the clinical presentation, diagnostic mistakes are frequent, and diagnosis of insulinoma is often delayed. Thus, the hypoglycemic nature of neuropathy can be lately recognized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalNeurophysiologie Clinique / Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

Keywords

  • Distal neuropathy
  • Hpoglycemia
  • Insulinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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