CASE HISTORY – November 2020

Doege-Potter syndrome – rare manifestation of solitary fibrous pleural tumours. A description of two cases

Authors: Ingemar Almre, Tõnu Vanakesa

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Solitatry fibrous tumours (SFT ) are uncommon tumours of mesenchymal origin, which can be hormonally active and cause paraneoplastic syndromes. Hypoglycaemia accompanying SFT is caused by the production of insulin-like growth factor-II and is known under the name of Doege-Potter syndrome. Here we describe two cases of hypoglycaemia induced by pleural solitary fibrous tumours that were successfully cured by tumour resection.