Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 234--237

A case report of reactive hypoglycemia in a patient with pheochromocytoma and itSQs review of literature


Rajesh Patnaik Thonangi1, Minaxi Bhardwaj2, Bindu Kulshreshtha1 
1 Department of Endocrinology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Bindu Kulshreshtha
Endocrinology Unit, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
India

Pheochromocytoma, a tumor characterized by catecholamine excess, is usually associated with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypoglycemia may occur after the abrupt withdrawal of catecholamines in the postoperative period. Rarely, insulin secretion by stimulation of β-2 adrenoreceptors may overwhelm the glucagon production, thereby causing hypoglycemia. Here, we describe a female with pheochromocytoma, who presented with postprandial hypoglycemia.


How to cite this article:
Thonangi RP, Bhardwaj M, Kulshreshtha B. A case report of reactive hypoglycemia in a patient with pheochromocytoma and it's review of literature.Indian J Endocr Metab 2014;18:234-237


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Thonangi RP, Bhardwaj M, Kulshreshtha B. A case report of reactive hypoglycemia in a patient with pheochromocytoma and it's review of literature. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 25 ];18:234-237
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