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Hypercalcaemia and parathyroid hyperplasia associated with renal adenocarcinoma
  1. A. Jung,
  2. Ph. Schneider,
  3. R. Millet,
  4. R. J. Walton


    A patient with recurrent renal adenocarcinoma had progressive hypercalcaemia associated with hypophosphataemia and inappropriately high circulating levels of immuno-reactive parathyroid hormone. At post-mortem, there was no evidence of bone metastases but hyperplasia of all four glands was found. It is suggested that the malignant tissue was producing a parathyroid-stimulating substance.

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