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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 5:318

First Online: 19 July 2011Received: 20 September 2010Accepted: 19 July 2011DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-5-318

Cite this article as: Coners, K., Woods, S.E. & Webb, M. J Med Case Reports 2011 5: 318. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-5-318

Abstract

IntroductionWe describe the case of a patient with small cell lung cancer and dual paraneoplastic syndromes involving adrenocorticotropic hormone and calcitonin. To the best of our knowledge, dual paraneoplastic syndromes involving these two hormones have not been previously reported in the literature.

Case presentationA 74-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a left hilar mass and metastatic disease in the liver and right adrenal gland. The patient complained only of intermittent diarrhea. Her laboratory values exhibited metabolic alkalosis with hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia, hypophosphatemia, and hyperglycemia.

ConclusionWe discuss the work-up and treatment of the patient-s unusual laboratory presentation with two concurrent paraneoplastic syndromes.

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Author: Kristin Coners - Scott E Woods - Michael Webb

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