Hypercalcemia syndrome. Coexisting hyperthyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism and cancer of the gallbladder

Saudi Med J. 2005 Jul;26(7):1119-21.


Hypercalcemia is a frequent finding in clinical practice. All possible causes must be considered in a patient with hypercalcemia. The association between both benign or malignant thyroid disease and primary hyperparathyroidism is well recognized. Up to 65% with primary hyperparathyroidism have associated thyroid abnormality. Hypercalcemia has also been associated with many malignant conditions. But, it is rarely seen in digestive tract cancer, such as carcinoma of gallbladder. Hypercalcemia syndrome is an absolutely rare entity. It is coexisting with hyperthyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism and cancer of the gallbladder.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / complications*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Gallbladder Neoplasms / complications*
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia / etiology*
  • Hyperparathyroidism / complications*
  • Hyperthyroidism / complications*
  • Syndrome