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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4756793, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4756793
Case Report

Sporadic Insulinoma as a Rare Cause of Recurrent Hypoglycemia in Children

1Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Pediatric Pathology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4Mofid Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Hedyeh Saneifard; ri.ca.umbs@drafienas.h

Received 10 February 2017; Revised 20 March 2017; Accepted 4 April 2017; Published 20 April 2017

Academic Editor: Nur Arslan

Copyright © 2017 Hedyeh Saneifard et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Insulinoma is a rare pancreatic tumor in children and adolescents. As a result of insulin hypersecretion, signs and symptoms are more commonly consequences of the pathophysiologic responses to hypoglycemia. According to rarity of this tumor in children and nonspecificity of clinical presentations, diagnosis of insulinoma in this group of patients is usually delayed. Early diagnosis is very important for preventing neurologic damage. In this case report, we present the case of a 10-year-old boy with signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and final diagnosis of insulinoma.