Cancer and Hypercalcemia; a Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment Through an Unusual Case

Ata, Alper; Köşeci, Tolga; Arıcan, Ali
March 2013
Turkish Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism;Mar2013, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
Here, we present a 45-year-old woman with endometrial cancer who presented with hyperemesis, vomiting and loss of consciousness. The serum calcium concentration was 18.3 mg/dl and bone scintigraphy revealed no evidence of skeletal involvement by the tumor. Her parathyroid hormone (PTH) level was normal, but the parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) level was higher than the normal values. Through our case, we review the treatment of malignant hypercalcemia. Turk Jem 2013; 17: 8-11


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