Anesthetic management of a case of insulinoma

Neeta Santha, Upadya Madhusudan, Padmini Viswanath

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalAnaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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