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Liver-Directed Embolization for the Long-Term Control of Hypercalcemia of Malignancy in Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Authors
  • Nanjappa, Sowmya1
  • Pla-Fernandez, Carlos A2
  • Apuri, Susmitha2
  • Loftus, Loretta2
  • Kis, Bela3
  • 1 Department of Internal Hospital Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL. [email protected]
  • 2 University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL.
  • 3 Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Moffitt Cancer Center and Division of Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
57–59
Identifiers
PMID: 28178714
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hypercalcemia of malignancy is a common complication of certain types of cancers. No standard therapies exist for the treatment of hypercalcemia secondary to paraneoplastic syndromes that result in the long-term control of serum calcium levels. We report a case of metastatic breast cancer with parathyroid hormone-related protein associated with hypercalcemia of malignancy that was treated with transarterial embolization of the hepatic metastatic lesions.

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