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Insuficiency cervical

P Valdivielso, J López-Sánchez, A Garrido, J J Sánchez-Carrillo
Primary hyperparathyroidism is rarely produced by parathyroid carcinoma. We present the case of a 63-yr-old man who was admitted due to recent onset of constipation, weakness and progressive lethargy. At physical examination, a left cervical mass was palpated. Marked hypercalcemia (serum calcium 25 mg/dl) (6.22 mmol/l) complicated by renal insuficiency (serum creatinine 4.4 mg/dl) (388 micromol/l) was found, but both were unresponsive to conventional therapy and hemofiltration. Autopsy examination showed a carcinoma of the upper left parathyroid gland, multiple foci of metastatic calficications in the vessel walls and parenchyma of both lungs and kidneys, and the myocardium, which contributed to multi-organ failure and death...
July 2006: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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