Hypercalcemia in glioblastoma multiforme.

: Hypercalcemia is commonly associated with cancer, occurring in around 10-20% of cancer patients. Hypercalcemia is usually related to solid and non-solid malignancies specifically breast cancer, lung cancer and multiple myeloma. Hypercalcemia has been reported to occur in association with astrocytomas, and uncommonly in gliomas. We report a case of a previously healthy man presenting with glioblastoma multiforme . He was found to have persistently elevated serum calcium and calcitriol with normal parathyroid function. This is the first reported case of hypercalcemia associated with glioblastoma multiforme.

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