Persistent hypoglycemia in infants with congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) can be challenging in approximately half of these cases, even after undergoing a near-total pancreatectomy. While maltodextrin has been recommended in the nutritional management of CHI cases younger than six months, information regarding its efficacy in managing hypoglycemia are not yet clear. Here, we present a male infant with CHI who experienced persistent hypoglycemia even after undergoing a near-total pancreatectomy and despite multiple medical treatments. The infants hypoglycemic episodes were successfully controlled by adding maltodextrin to his diet.
Yasemin Denkboy Öngen, Erdal Eren, Halil Sağlam. Maltodextrin May Be a Promising Treatment Modality After Near-total Pancreatectomy in Infants Younger Than Six Months with Persistent Hyperinsulinism: A Case Report. J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2023; 15(1): 103-107
Corresponding Author: Yasemin Denkboy Öngen, Türkiye Manuscript Language: English