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Volume : 45 Issue : 6 Year : 2023
Whipple of Whipple’s Triad [J Clin Pract Res]
J Clin Pract Res. 2023; 45(6): 655-657 | DOI: 10.14744/cpr.2023.03511

Whipple of Whipple’s Triad

Tomás González-Vidal1, Elias Delgado2, Edelmiro Menéndez Torre2
1Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias/University of Oviedo, Spain; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA), Oviedo, Spain
2Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias/University of Oviedo, Spain; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA), Oviedo, Spain; Department of Medicine, University of Oviedo, Spain; Centre for Biomedical Network Research on Rare Diseases (CIBERER), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Allen Oldfather (A. O.) Whipple (1881–1963) is renowned for giving rise to two medical ep-onyms: Whipple’s Triad, for the diagnostic criteria in hypoglycemia, and Whipple’s proce-dure, for the cephalic duodenopancreatectomy. Notably, A. O. Whipple’s life coincided with that of the unrelated George Hoyt Whipple, who is credited with the third eponymous Whip-ple in medicine – Whipple’s disease, or intestinal lipodystrophy. Nearly a century after its first description, Whipple’s Triad continues to be a valuable tool, comprising a set of symptoms and laboratory data that raise the clinical suspicion of hypoglycemia resulting from endog-enous hyperinsulinism.

Keywords: Whipple, history, triad, insulinoma, hypoglycaemia.

Tomás González-Vidal, Elias Delgado, Edelmiro Menéndez Torre. Whipple of Whipple’s Triad. J Clin Pract Res. 2023; 45(6): 655-657

Corresponding Author: Tomás González-Vidal, Spain
Manuscript Language: English
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