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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 313-315

Paroxysmal dystonic choreoathetosis with symptomatic seizures secondary to hypoglycemia caused by insulinoma


Department of Neurology, GB Pant Hospital, JLN Marg, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Meena Gupta
Room No. 501, 5th Floor, Department of Neurology, Academic Block, GB Pant Hospital, 1 JLN Marg, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.91965

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Neurological syndromes are not an uncommon presentation with insulinomas. Recurrent hypoglycemia associated with it can present with a variety of neurological symptoms that may include disturbances of consciousness, seizures, stroke-like presentation, movement disorder, dementia and chronic neuropathy. The myriad of presentations, resemblance with other neurological conditions and episodic nature often lead to misdiagnosis and a delay in definitive treatment. Rare cases of insulinoma presenting as combination of abnormal movements have been described. We report a patient who presented with both hypoglycemia induced symptomatic seizures and paroxysmal non-kinesiogenic dystonic choreoathetosis. Insulinoma is a potentially treatable disorder and early definitive intervention can prevent long term neurological disability in patients.


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