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J Gastrointest Cancer. 2010 Dec;41(4):264-8. doi: 10.1007/s12029-010-9151-2.

Small cell gallbladder carcinoma complicated by paraneoplastic hyponatremia: a case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Gallbladder carcinoma has been associated with various paraneoplastic syndromes. These may be the presenting manifestations that lead the clinician to a diagnosis.

CASE REPORT:

We report a case of small cell gallbladder carcinoma complicated by paraneoplastic hyponatremia. The hyponatremia was further exacerbated by platinum-based chemotherapy.

DISCUSSION:

There have previously been no reports of paraneoplastic hyponatremia in gallbladder carcinoma. We discuss the management of this problem and also provide a short literature review on the other paraneoplastic syndromes associated with gallbladder carcinoma.

CONCLUSION:

Symptoms and signs of gallbladder cancer may be insidious. Thorough workup is needed if the patient presents with symptoms and signs of a paraneoplastic syndrome.

PMID:
20405240
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