NEIL W. SWINTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EUGENE P. CLERKIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LLOYD D. FLINT, M.D.
In a 12-year-old boy with familial pheochromocytoma and mild hypercalcemia, the serum calcium returned to normal levels after removal of an adrenal pheochromocytoma. The production of a parathormone-like substance or some other calcium-affecting factor by the adrenal tumor is suggested. In patients with familial pheochromocytoma and hypercalcemia, priority should be given to excision of the pheochromocytoma; the serum calcium should be reevaluated postoperatively.
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SWINTON NW, CLERKIN EP, FLINT LD. Hypercalcemia and Familial Pheochromocytoma: Correction After Adrenalectomy. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:455-457. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-455
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):455-457.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Nephrology.
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