Pancreatitis in primary hyperparathyroidism

Abdullah, M. (2003) Pancreatitis in primary hyperparathyroidism. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 58 (4). pp. 600-603. ISSN 0300-5283, DOI 15190638.

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The cause and effect relationship between acute pancreatitis and primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) still evokes controversy. Our paper reviews the debate in the medical literature. In this controversy we add a case of a 49-year old non-alcoholic man presenting with recurrent attacks of acute pancreatitis. His raised serum calcium was realized rather late. Eventually, high intact parathyroid hormone levels led to open neck exploration and finding of a solitary parathyroid adenoma. Post-surgery, serum calcium returned to normal and abdominal symptoms disappeared. The case report and the accompanying literature review support our belief, that acute pancreatitis is one of the symptoms of pHPT often caused by a parathyroid adenoma and curable by its excision.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Surgery, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyperparathyroidism/surgery; Male
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 04:36
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 05:44

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