DANIEL WEISS, M.D.; ROBERT S. BAR, M.D.; NOEL WEIDNER, M.D.
To the editor: Taylor and associates (1) report the case of a patient they claim had oncogenic osteomalacia and inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion due to oat-cell carcinoma. Several points may lead one to question this claim.
First, with regard to the appearance and location of the tumors causing oncogenic osteomalacia, we have reported the cases of three patients with hypophosphatemic osteomalacia caused in each case by small asymptomatic tumors (2, 3). A maxillary sinus tumor that caused the syndrome in one patient had the roentgenographic appearance of a mucous retention cyst. This tumor was found only in the course of
WEISS D, BAR RS, WEIDNER N. Oncogenic Osteomalacia. Ann Intern Med. ;102:557. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-4-557_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(4):557.
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