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A case of solitary fibrous pleura tumor associated with severe hypoglycemia: doege-potter syndrome.

Jang JG, Chung JH, Hong KS, Ahn JH, Lee JY, Jo JH, Lee DW, Shin KC, Lee KH, Kim MJ, Lee JC, Lee JH, Lee JK - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: It usually has an indolent clinical course.The hypoglycemia that accompanies SFTP was first described by Doege and Potter independently in 1930, hence the eponym Doege-Potter syndrome (DPS).The incidence of DPS is reported to be ~4%.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Regional Center for Respiratory Disease, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare primary intrathoracic tumor that arises from mesenchymal tissue underlying the mesothelial layer of the pleura. It usually has an indolent clinical course. The hypoglycemia that accompanies SFTP was first described by Doege and Potter independently in 1930, hence the eponym Doege-Potter syndrome (DPS). The incidence of DPS is reported to be ~4%. In this report, we present a typical case of DPS that was cured through complete surgical resection.

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Plain chest radiography showed a large opacity in his right hemithorax.
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Figure 1: Plain chest radiography showed a large opacity in his right hemithorax.

Mentions: The patient's plain chest radiography showed large opacity in his right hemithorax (Figure 1). His contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a lobulated 15×10×19.5-cm-sized mass in his right hemithorax that showed heterogenous enhancement (Figure 2A). Compared with the chest CT images taken 5 years earlier (Figure 2B), the size of the mass increased from 5×6×4 cm to 15×10×19.5 cm. We could not perform a positron emission tomography scan because of severe hypoglycemia.


A case of solitary fibrous pleura tumor associated with severe hypoglycemia: doege-potter syndrome.

Jang JG, Chung JH, Hong KS, Ahn JH, Lee JY, Jo JH, Lee DW, Shin KC, Lee KH, Kim MJ, Lee JC, Lee JH, Lee JK - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Plain chest radiography showed a large opacity in his right hemithorax.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4388895&req=5

Figure 1: Plain chest radiography showed a large opacity in his right hemithorax.
Mentions: The patient's plain chest radiography showed large opacity in his right hemithorax (Figure 1). His contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a lobulated 15×10×19.5-cm-sized mass in his right hemithorax that showed heterogenous enhancement (Figure 2A). Compared with the chest CT images taken 5 years earlier (Figure 2B), the size of the mass increased from 5×6×4 cm to 15×10×19.5 cm. We could not perform a positron emission tomography scan because of severe hypoglycemia.

Bottom Line: It usually has an indolent clinical course.The hypoglycemia that accompanies SFTP was first described by Doege and Potter independently in 1930, hence the eponym Doege-Potter syndrome (DPS).The incidence of DPS is reported to be ~4%.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Regional Center for Respiratory Disease, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare primary intrathoracic tumor that arises from mesenchymal tissue underlying the mesothelial layer of the pleura. It usually has an indolent clinical course. The hypoglycemia that accompanies SFTP was first described by Doege and Potter independently in 1930, hence the eponym Doege-Potter syndrome (DPS). The incidence of DPS is reported to be ~4%. In this report, we present a typical case of DPS that was cured through complete surgical resection.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus