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February 1974

Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Iatrogenic HypercalcemiaImplications of Hyperalimentation

Author Affiliations

Urbana, Ill
From the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Clinic Association, Urbana, Ill.

Arch Surg. 1974;108(2):213-215. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350260067015

An unusual case of acute pancreatitis and hypercalcemia in a patient receiving hyperalimentation is presented along with discussion of the relationship of pancreatitis, hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism, and the treatment of hypercalcemic crisis. This is believed to be the first report of pancreatitis secondary to acute hypercalcemia produced by chronic calcium intake as part of the hyperalimentation infusion.

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