Insulinoma history and symptoms
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A positive long history of frequent episodes of altered mental status/confusion, visual disturbances and sweating is suggestive of insulinoma. The most common symptoms of insulinoma include altered mental status/confusion, visual disturbances like blurred vision/diplopia, sweating, hyperphagia and coma. Less common symptoms of insulinoma include palpitations, seizures, tremors, behavioral disturbances and weakness.
History and Symptoms
Insulinoma patients usually present with history of hypoglycemic episodes occurring over time with a recent increase in frequency and without any other cause known to cause hypoglycemia like exogenous insulin and hypoglycemic agents. The following are the history and symptoms of insulinoma:
Patients with insulinoma may have a positive history of:
- Frequent episodes of altered mental status/confusion
- Visual disturbances
- Negative history for exogenous insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents such as Sulfonylureas
- Altered mental status/confusion
- Visual disturbances like blurred vision/diplopia
Less Common Symptoms
Less common symptoms of insulinoma include
|Altered mental status/Confusion||75-80%|
|Sympathetic or Adrenergic symptoms|
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