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. 1987;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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