Parathyroid hormone-related protein in pancreatic exocrine cancer associated with hypercalcaemia.

@article{Bandyopadhyay2003ParathyroidHP,
  title={Parathyroid hormone-related protein in pancreatic exocrine cancer associated with hypercalcaemia.},
  author={Prasanta Bandyopadhyay and Soham Baksi and Debasis Bandyopadhyay and Chiraush Patel},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={140-2}
}
Hypercalcaemia is a common complication of malignancy seen in about 10% of cases of advanced cancer. Although hypercalcaemia is not uncommon with endocrine tumour of the pancreas, hypercalcaemia with cancer of the exocrine pancreas unrelated to bone metastasis has been rarely reported. We report a case of undifferentiated pancreatic cancer with severe hypercalcaemia due to parathyroid hormone-related protein produced by the tumour cells that did not respond to medical management.