Hypercalcemia: A Risk Factor to Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Barry Stone, Jamie S. Barkin, Wayne Panullo, Arvey I Rogers

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Abstract

Hypercalcemia may be associated with neoplastic disease, either as an epiphenomenon resulting from tumor-produced humoral substances or as a direct consequence of bone involvement. Endoscopic procedures are occasionally performed in this group of patients for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This report reviews the interaction of hypercalcemia and sedative hypnotic drugs and suggests that hypercalcemia might be a risk factor for those patients undergoing endoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-518
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume81
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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