Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 40

Case Report

Hypercalcemia secondary to parathyroid hormone secretion from metastatic lesions in liver

Jennifer R. Dubay
  • Jennifer R. Dubay
  • James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center-151, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33612, USA.
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Veena Patil
  • Veena Patil
  • James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center-151, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33612, USA.
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Neha Rickson
  • Neha Rickson
  • James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center-151, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33612, USA.
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Anthony Morrison
  • Anthony Morrison
  • University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33647 USA.
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David L. Vesely
  • David L. Vesely
  • James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center-151, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33612, USA.
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  •  Accepted: 30 November 2011
  •  Published: 31 January 2012

Abstract

 

Parathyroid cancer is a rare malignancy with a prevalence of 0.005% of all registered cancer cases in the United States. Metastases are rare but when they occur the metastatic lesions are usually in the lungs and lymph nodes. There has been only one reported metastasis to the liver in the 233 combined year experience of several major medical centers. A 35-year-old man had 9 metastatic lesions in his liver which produced approximately 1500 mg/dl PTH and sustained hypercalcemia (12.3 mg/dl) even after surgical resection of the parathyroid cancer and a transient hypocalcemia.

 

Key words: Hypercalcemia, parathyroid hormone, liver secretion, metastases, parathyroid cancer.