Insulinoma complicating pregnancy: Case report and review of the literature

Eithan Galun*, Arye Ben-Yehuda, Jacob Berlatzki, Eldad Ben-Chetrit, David J. Gross

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A 24-year-old woman, gravida 1, para 0, experienced recurrent attacks of headaches and bizarre behavior from the sixth of gestation onward. Three days before confinement, she lapsed into coma and was delivered of a normal child. Plasma glucose, insulin, and C-peptide levels were diagnostic of insulinoma. Subsequently, after she spontaneously regained consciousness, a pancreatic tumor was removed at laparotomy with complete resolution of symptoms. The problems of diagnosing insulinoma during pregnancy are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)64-65
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Insulinoma
  • glucose level in pregnancy
  • hypoglycemia
  • pregnancy


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