[Doege-Potter syndrome: hypoglycemia secondary to solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. Report of one case]

Rev Med Chil. 2012 Mar;140(3):353-7. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872012000300011.
[Article in Spanish]


Doege-Potter syndrome is characterized for hypoglycemia associated with solitary pleural fibrous tumors. We report a 38-year-old woman with a history of weight loss, malaise and edema. After an episode of symptomatic hypoglycemia, she was admitted to the hospital, where she had new episodes of hypoglycemia. A Chest X ray and scan showed a right pleural tumor that was surgically excised. After surgery the episodes of hypoglycemia subsided. The pathological study of the tumor revealed a solitary fibrous pleural tumor. After 15 months of follow up, the patient is symptom free and without evidence of tumor relapse.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemia / diagnosis
  • Hypoglycemia / etiology*
  • Hypoglycemia / surgery
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / complications*
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / diagnosis
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / surgery
  • Syndrome