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May 5, 1978

Hypercalcemia in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Dr Makoui) and Medicine (Dr Fishburne), Veterans Administration Hospital, Salem, Va.

JAMA. 1978;239(18):1882-1883. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280450054026

Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is an extremely rare cause of hypercalcemia associated with malignant neoplasms. The case of a patient with extensive squamous cell carcinoma of both buttocks and thighs, with severe hypercalcemia is reported. The data presented indicate secretion of a humoral factor by the tumor, producing hypercalcemia.

(JAMA 239:1882-1883, 1978)