A case of Solitary fibrous pleura tumor associated with severe hypoglycemia: the Doege-Potter 's Syndrome

A case of Solitary fibrous pleura tumor associated with severe hypoglycemia: the Doege-Potter 's Syndrome

Authors

  • Silvia Haddoub S.S.D. Intensive treatment of diabetes and complications, University Hospital of Parma
  • L Gnetti Anatomy and Histology, University Hospital of Parma
  • A Montanari Clinical and Medical Semiotics, University Hospital of Parma
  • R Di Ruvo Clinical and Medical Semiotics, University Hospital of Parma
  • P Carbognani Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Parma
  • F Maccanelli S.S.D. Intensive treatment of diabetes and complications, University Hospital of Parma
  • M. G. Magotti S.S.D. Intensive treatment of diabetes and complications, University Hospital of Parma
  • M. C. Calderini S.S.D. Intensive treatment of diabetes and complications, University Hospital of Parma
  • Federico Cioni S.S.D. Intensive treatment of diabetes and complications, University Hospital of Parma
  • S. M. Tardio S.S.D. Intensive treatment of diabetes and complications, University Hospital of Parma

Keywords:

Solitary fibrous pleura tumor, hypoglycemia, surgical resection

Abstract

Solitary fibrous pleura tumor is a rare primary intrathoracic tumor of the pleura. It usually has an indolent clinical course, but sometimes it can have an aggressive behaviour. In 1930 Doege and Potter independently described this neoplasm, presenting with symptoms of hypoglycemia, hence the eponim of Doege-Potter’s Syndrome. In this report, we illustrate a case of Doege Potter’s Syndrome, treated with complete surgical resection.

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16-01-2017

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A case of Solitary fibrous pleura tumor associated with severe hypoglycemia: the Doege-Potter ’s Syndrome. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2017 Jan. 16 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];87(3):314-7. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/5301

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