Small cell lung cancer associated with multiple paraneoplastic syndromes

Diana L. Franco, Leslie Francis Thomas

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient presenting with multiple severe electrolyte disturbances who was subsequently found to have small cell lung cancer. Upon further evaluation, she demonstrated three distinct paraneoplastic processes, including the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, Fanconi syndrome, and an inappropriate elevation in fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23). The patient underwent one round of chemotherapy, but she was found to have progressive disease. After 36 days of hospitalization, the patient made the decision to enter hospice care and later she expired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalBiomedica
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Electrolytes
  • Fanconi syndrome
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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