Metastatic carcinoma of the prostate with hypercalcemia
Jay H. Avashia, MD
T. Declan Walsh, MSCAddress reprint requests to T.D.W., director, Palliative Care Service, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, One Clinic Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195-5236.
Anthony J. Thomas, MD
Mitchell Kaye, MD
Angelo Licata, MD, PhD
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.