R. BOUILLON; P. DE MOOR; C. NAGANT DE DEUXCHAINES
To the editor: The report of Kukreja and colleagues (1) clarifies the possible influence of catecholamines on the secretion of parathyroid hormone. We therefore wish to report a similar case, in Patient A, of pheochromocytoma and temporary hyperparathyroidism. Although the serum calcium level was normal before operation, a disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate test (50 mg/kg body weight intravenously over 2 hours) was performed as part of a preoperative exploration for pluriglandular involvement. Increased serum parathyroid hormone levels were found; after surgical removal of the pheochromocytoma the same test was repeated and gave normal results (Table 1). But in a second patient with
BOUILLON R, DE MOOR P, DE DEUXCHAINES CN. Pheochromocytoma and Hyperparathyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-1-131_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(1):131.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Parathyroid Disorders.
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