Rinsho Shinkeigaku
Online ISSN : 1882-0654
Print ISSN : 0009-918X
ISSN-L : 0009-918X
Brief Clinical Notes
A case of hypoglycemic coma with good outcome despite sustained unconsciousness and widespread leukoencephalopathy
Satoshi YokoiKeizo YasuiYasuhiro HasegawaTakatoshi KasaiAkemi InagakiGen Sobue
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2013 Volume 53 Issue 9 Pages 724-727


We described a 28-year-old woman with insulinoma-induced hypoglycemic coma. Her initial diffusion-weighted MRI revealed diffuse hyperintense lesions involving bilateral hemispheric white matter. She did not respond to the initial treatment with glucose. However, after surgical removal of insulinoma, she began to recover gradually, and 1 year later, returned to her previous work. In general, the outcome of hypoglycemic coma with widespread leukoencephalopathy on MRI is thought to be poor. However, we should be aware that some of such cases could recover in the long term.

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