G. Lennard Gold, M.D.; Bruce I. Schnider, M.D., F.A.C.P.; John Lynch, M.D.
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In recent years, a variety of syndromes occurring in the presence of so-called nonfunctioning tumors have been reported. Benign tumors as well as malignant growths have been indicted as the cause of disturbances in physiology in the patient with a tumor. These peculiarities of metabolic function are significant for in some situations they are curable while in others they may herald the appearance of a tumorous growth before the tumor itself is clinically apparent. Hopefully by unraveling the biological mechanisms governing their occurrence, a better understanding of disease processes may be obtained.
We have categorized the 42 unusual syndromes that
Gold GL, Schnider BI, Lynch J. Biological Aberrations Associated with Malignant Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:916–917. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-916_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):916-917.
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