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Spontaneous hypoglycaemia and pleural fibroma: role of insulin like growth factors.
  1. N E Moat,
  2. J D Teale,
  3. R E Lea,
  4. A W Matthews
  1. Wessex Regional Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton General Hospital.


    Spontaneous hypoglycaemia was the presenting feature of a man with a large subpleural fibroma. Preoperative and postoperative studies support the view that the tumour induced hypoglycaemia was due to the secretion of peptide hormones by the tumour.

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