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Childhood insulinoma masquerading as seizure disorder
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 50, Issue 4, pages 319–322, April 2014
How to Cite
Kao, K.-T., Simm, P. J. and Brown, J. (2014), Childhood insulinoma masquerading as seizure disorder. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50: 319–322. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12399
- Issue published online: 3 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 6 OCT 2013
A 9 year old girl presented with seizures, weight gain and early morning behavioural changes. She had been commenced on anticonvulsants and was subsequently diagnosed with hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia. This case demonstrates the importance of blood glucose monitoring in children presenting with new-onset seizures and/or with early morning or fasting behavioural changes, the challenges in localizing the lesion, as well as the difficulties in achieving normoglycaemia prior to, and immediately following, surgery.