E. SARFATI; A. LAVERGNE; D. GOSSOT; D. FISCHER; C. DUBOST
To the editor: We report a case of bronchial carcinoid tumor concomitant with hypercalcemia in which the hypercalcemia disappeared after excision of the lesion.
A 64-year-old man was admitted to our department because of persistent hypercalcemia after an unsuccessful cervicotomy for suspected primary hyperparathyroidism. Two years ago, his serum calcium level was normal, and a chest radiograph of the right lung showed a small opacity that was disregarded Three months before admission, the patient had progressive and severe asthenia. Clinical findings were normal. A chest radiograph showed a high-density nodule in the right lung. Blood chemistry tests revealed hypercalcemia, 155
SARFATI E, LAVERGNE A, GOSSOT D, FISCHER D, DUBOST C. Bronchial Carcinoid Tumor and Hypercalcemia. Ann Intern Med. ;106:476–477. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-3-476_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(3):476-477.
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