Hypercalcemia syndrome - Coexisting hyperthyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism and cancer of the gallbladder

Barut I. , Tarhan O. , CERCI C., Karahan N.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.26, sa.7, ss.1119-1121, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1119-1121


Hypercalcemia is a frequent finding in clinical practice. All possible causes must be considered in a patient with hypercalcemia. The association between both benign or malignant thyroid disease and primary hyperparathyroidism is well recognized. Up to 65% with primary hyperparathyroidism have associated thyroid abnormality. Hypercalcemia has also been associated with many malignant conditions. But, it is rarely seen in digestive tract cancer, such as carcinoma of gallbladder. Hypercalcemia syndrome is an absolutely rare entity. It is coexisting with hyperthyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism and cancer of the gallbladder.