[Hypercalcemia in coexistent parathyroid adenoma and multiple myeloma. Problems of differential diagnosis].


In a chance observation, a 74-year-old woman was found to have hypercalcaemia (3.0 mmol/l) and multiple skeletal osteolyses. A diagnosis of multiple myeloma was made after the demonstration of paraproteins in serum (IgG-kappa) and a 10% proportion of plasma cells in a pelvic crest biopsy. Oral chemotherapy with melphalan and prednisone failed to alter the… (More)


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