Recurrent Severe Hypoinsulinemic Hypoglycemia Responsive to Temozolomide and Bevacizumab in a Patient With Doege-Potter Syndrome

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Abstract

Nonislet cell tumor hypoglycemia is rare. We highlight the diagnosis and treatment of recurrent severe hypoglycemia in a 49-year-old woman with malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (Doege-Potter syndrome). The clinical, laboratory and radiologic findings of the case are presented and a brief literature review is provided. Of note, imaging studies showed a large mass in the right hemithorax and pathology and immunehistochemical stains confirmed a malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. She was a poor surgical candidate owing to a large tumor burden. She was treated with a combination of temozolomide and bevacizumab to which she responded with resolution of hypoglycemia. The treatment of choice for hypoglycemia in patients with the Doege-Potter syndrome is surgical excision. We here report that a combination of temozolomide and bevacizumab may be a viable option in patients with inoperable disease.

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