Minimally symptomatic severe hypercalcaemia in a patient with parathyroid carcinoma.

Aisha Sheikh, Agha Khan University
Najmul Islam, Agha Khan University


The case of a 38 years old man with generalized pains fatigue, anorexia, constipation, polyuria serum calcium level of 20.6mg/dl in paired renal function parathyroid hormone is presented. Sestamibi scan showed a functioning left inferior parathyroid tumor, which was successfully removed. Before surgery he was managed with rehydration, diuretics and pamidronate infusion. Five months post surgery the serum calcium levels are normal and renal function has improved.