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Pancreatitis in primary hyperparathyroidism.
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PMID:  15190638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
M Abdullah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-11     Completed Date:  2004-07-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  600-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Calcium / blood
Hyperparathyroidism / complications*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Pancreatitis / etiology*
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