Pediatric ovarian dysgerminoma presenting with hypercalcemia and chronic constipation: a case report.
Published on Oct 1, 2013in Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology1.289
· DOI :10.1097/MPH.0B013E31829BCAF1
Malignancy-associated hypercalcemia is a common finding among adult malignancies. However, the incidence of malignancy-induced hypercalcemia associated with germ cell tumor among pediatric patients is very rare. We describe a 9-year-old girl with an ovarian dysgerminoma presenting with chronic constipation and hypercalcemia. We review some of the causes of malignancy-associated hypercalcemia described in literature and treatment strategies. We also recommend considering oncological processes in the presence of hypercalcemia.