Metastatic calcinosis in small cell ovarian carcinoma, hypercalcemic type

Irfan M. Farukhi, William A. Erdman

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Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, can lead to metastatic calcinosis - the deposition of calcium in the alkaline walls of acid-secreting organs. The disease primarily affects young women and its course is rapidly progressive and invariably fatal. There is typically no elevation in parathormone levels noted, however, as increased serum calcium levels are the result of a paraendocrine phenomenon, Metastatic calcinosis can be seen when the calcium × phosphorous product exceeds 60 mg/dL. Precipitation of resultant calcium salts occurs in organs such as the stomach, kidneys, and lungs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-430
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005


  • Calcium × phosphate product
  • Kidneys
  • Metastatic calcinosis
  • Small cell ovarian cancer-hypercalcemic type
  • Stomach
  • Unusual bone scan findings
  • Uptake of Tc99m MDP in lungs
  • Visceral uptake of Tc99m MDP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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