Management of severe hypercalcemia caused by primary hyperparathyroidism.

@article{Schweitzer1978ManagementOS,
  title={Management of severe hypercalcemia caused by primary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Vanessa Gayl Schweitzer and Norman W. Thompson and Jay K. Harness and Ronald H. Nishiyama},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={373-81}
}
Hypercalcemic crisis is a rare but often fatal complication of hyperparathyroidism (HPT). The reported mortality of 60% has been related to delay in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. During a 16-year period (1961 to 1977), 29 patients with severe symptomatic hypercalcemia caused by primary HPT were treated at the Surgical Service at the University of Michigan Hospital. This group represents 6% of the patients with primary HPT treated during this period. All but one patient had an exploration… CONTINUE READING

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