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Surgical Management of Congenital Hyperinsulinism in a Resource-Limited Setting

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Author(s): Santosh B Kurbet | Gowda Parameshwar | Vijay C Pujar | Manisha R Bhandankar | Sangappa M Dhaded | Mahantesh V Patil

Journal: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
ISSN 2226-0439

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: congenital hyperinsulinism | PHHI | hypoglycemia | neonatal

ABSTRACT
Persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI) or congenital hyperinsulinism is considered the most common cause of severe hypoglycemia in the neonatal period with a high risk of subsequent brain damage and seizures, and sometimes mortality. There are no published studies from India reporting the results of surgical management of PHHI.
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