Metastatic carcinoma of the prostate with hypercalcemia

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A patient presented with advanced cancer of the prostate and underwent bilateral orchiectomy. After 2 years, hypercalcemia developed and was managed successfully with saline diuresis, furosemide, and oral glucocorticoid therapy. It is believed that the patient’s hypercalcemia was caused by a metabolic complication of progressive, advanced disease.



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