Palliative embolization of fibrosarcoma for control of tumor-induced hypoglycemia

S. J. Lengle, S. T. Hecht, Daniel P Link, Robert T O'Donnell

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Abstract

A 77-year-old woman with prior long-standing insulin-dependent diabetes presented with malignant hypoglycemia secondary to insulin-like substances excreted from a large unresectable fibrosarcoma of the left thigh. Partial embolization of the tumor supply from the deep femoral artery was performed using 150-250 μm polyvinyl alcohol foam particles. After embolization, the patient's serum glucose levels reverted to normal and she could be discharged from the hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume18
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Embolotherapy
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Interventional radiology
  • Therapeutic embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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