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ID 114393
Author
Okazaki, Jun Tokushima University
Kishi, Kazuhiro National Hospital Organization Higashi Tokushima Hospital
Keywords
hypocalcemia
gastric cancer
bone metastasis
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Paraneoplastic syndromes are generally defined as clinical disorders associated with malignant diseases, and hypocalcemia associated with cancer is a rare condition. A woman in her 60s was referred to our hospital for the further examination of massive ascites due to carcinoma of unknown primary origin. She complained of numbness around her lips, and marked hypocalcemia of 5.0 mg/dL was noted. After two courses of chemotherapy, computed tomography showed a decrease in the ascites, and her serum calcium level increased. Although hypocalcemia is a very rare condition in patients with gastric cancer, serum calcium values should be evaluated when neurological symptoms are observed.
Journal Title
Internal Medicine
ISSN
13497235
Publisher
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Volume
56
Issue
11
Start Page
1345
End Page
1349
Published Date
2017-06-01
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The Internal Medicine is an Open Access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view the details of this license, please visit (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
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