Leukemoid reaction, thrombocytosis and hypercalcemia associated with bladder cancer

N. L. Block, W. F. Whitmore

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A case of non metastatic bladder carcinoma associated with leukemoid reaction, thrombocytosis and hypercalcemia is presented. The hematologic abnormalities and hypercalcemia disappeared after cystectomy. A brief review of the literature on leukemoid reactions and thrombocytosis in association with malignancy is presented. Recent studies suggest a humoral mechanism for these unusual effects. An awareness of the hematologic abnormalities complicating the tumor is useful in general management and in evaluation of the response to therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-663
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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