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16 / 05 / 2023

 


Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report

Luis Miguel Castro, Fátima Borges Coelho, Rui Mendes, Andreia Bilé Silva, Leonor Costa Santos.


Abstract
Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a frequent cause of hypercalcaemia and parathyroid adenoma is the most frequent aetiology. Most patients are now diagnosed incidentally or with slightly symptomatic disease, however PHPT can cause extremely elevated calcium levels leading to hypercalcaemic crisis, a life-threatening clinical scenario associated with calcium-related organ failure. We present a case of a woman with long-lasting neuropsychiatric symptoms caused by PHPT, misdiagnosed as a depressive syndrome, which ultimately develops hypercalcaemic crisis. After parathyroidectomy, patient fully recovered organ failure and previous depressive symptoms within six months. Early diagnosis, adequate resuscitation and organ support associated with parathyroidectomy can lead to a better prognosis in comparison with the elevated mortality reported in the past.

Key words: Hypercalcaemic Crisis, Parathyroid Adenoma, Endocrine Surgery


 
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Castro LM, Coelho FB, Mendes R, Silva AB, Santos LC, . Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2023; 7(1): 76-78. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184


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Castro LM, Coelho FB, Mendes R, Silva AB, Santos LC, . Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=68325 [Access: June 01, 2024]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184


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Castro LM, Coelho FB, Mendes R, Silva AB, Santos LC, . Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2023; 7(1): 76-78. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Castro LM, Coelho FB, Mendes R, Silva AB, Santos LC, . Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2023), [cited June 01, 2024]; 7(1): 76-78. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184



Harvard Style

Castro, L. M., Coelho, F. B., Mendes, R., Silva, A. B., Santos, L. C. & (2023) Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 7 (1), 76-78. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184



Turabian Style

Castro, Luis Miguel, Fátima Borges Coelho, Rui Mendes, Andreia Bilé Silva, Leonor Costa Santos, and . 2023. Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 7 (1), 76-78. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184



Chicago Style

Castro, Luis Miguel, Fátima Borges Coelho, Rui Mendes, Andreia Bilé Silva, Leonor Costa Santos, and . "Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 7 (2023), 76-78. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Castro, Luis Miguel, Fátima Borges Coelho, Rui Mendes, Andreia Bilé Silva, Leonor Costa Santos, and . "Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 7.1 (2023), 76-78. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Castro, L. M., Coelho, F. B., Mendes, R., Silva, A. B., Santos, L. C. & (2023) Life-threatening Hypercalcaemic Crisis Due to Benign Primary Hyperparathyroidism, a Case Report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 7 (1), 76-78. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656142184