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Author Allan, S. G. ♦ Lockhart, S. P. ♦ Leonard, R. C. ♦ Smyth, J. F.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract Five patients were seen in whom a raised serum calcium concentration was associated with ovarian carcinoma (clear cell in two cases, cystadenocarcinoma in three). None showed evidence of metastases in bone. The hypercalcaemia occurred as a paraneoplastic phenomenon, but biochemical studies suggested the production of a parathyroid-hormone-like substance. One patient remained free of symptoms of her hypercalcaemia throughout. Paraneoplastic hypercalcaemia due to ovarian carcinoma may be more common than generally recognised and present as a life threatening condition requiring urgent treatment.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1984-06-09
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 288
Issue Number 6432
Page Count 2
Starting Page 1714
Ending Page 1715


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)