Anesthetic management of a case of insulinoma

Santha, Neeta and Upadya, Madhusudan and *, Padmini Viswanath (2017) Anesthetic management of a case of insulinoma. Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care, 21 (2). pp. 272-274.

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Insulinomas are an uncommon cause for recurrent hypoglycemia. Surgical resection is the definitive treatment. We present a case of an 87 year old female patient diagnosed with insulinoma who had history of recurrent hypoglycemic attacks and neurological deficits due to seizure induced hypoxic episodes. Laparoscopic enucleation of the tumor was undertaken. Perioperative management of blood sugar in these patients is of utmost importance. As anesthesiologists our target is to prevent severe hypoglycemic episodes which may lead to permanent neurological damage and severe hyperglycemia post procedure which has to be managed by titrating the dose of insulin and dextrose.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insulinoma; Hypoglycemia; Laparoscopy; Neuroendocrine tumors
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 06:42
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 06:42

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