Pleural-based giant solitary fibrous tumour with associated hypoglycaemia: unusual presentation with pulmonary hypertension in a patient with Doege-Potter syndrome (2023)

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Journal article

*Gohir, Qasim; Ghosh, Shilajit; *Bosher, Olivia; Crawford, Emma; *Srinivasan, Koottalai; *Moudgil, Harmesh

Clinical Medicine, Sep2023; 23(5): 518-520.

Refractory hypoglycaemia in a patient with a solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is very rare and was first reported in 1930 independently by Doege and Potter, leading to it being named 'Doege–Potter syndrome'. Here, we report the unusual case of a 77-year-old woman with a giant solitary fibrous pleural tumour who presented with complicating pulmonary hypertension and associated heart failure with hypoglycaemia, and subsequently underwent curative resection of the pleural mass with clinical improvement.

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