Hypercalcemia as initial presentation of metastatic adenocarcinoma of gastric origin: A case report and review of the literature

Mehandar Kumar, Abhishek Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Supreet Kaur, Michael Maroules

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Abstract

Hypercalcemia of malignancy due to metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma is extremely rare; in fact, to the best of our knowledge, only three case reports of hypercalcemia associated with metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma have been published in the literature to date. Herein, we report a rare case involving a 61-year-old African-American female who had hypercalcemia at initial presentation and who was later diagnosed with poorly differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma with extensive liver metastases, without bone involvement. She was found to have elevated parathyroid hormone-related peptide and normal parathyroid hormone levels. Despite aggressive treatment, she died within a few months of diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastric Cancer
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy
  • Metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma
  • Neoplosm metastasis
  • Parathyroid hormone-related peptide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer Research

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