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Metabolic and Endocrine Oncologic Emergencies

  • Sai-Ching J. YeungEmail author
  • Wenli Liu
Part of the MD Anderson Cancer Care Series book series (MDCCS)

Abstract

Homeostatic regulation of key metabolites in cancer patients is often dysfunctional or perturbed by the malignancy or its treatment. Cancer and its treatment can also perturb the endocrine systems that regulate organ functions and metabolism. Deficiencies and excesses in electrolytes, metabolites, and hormones are discussed from the practical standpoint of acute clinical management in this chapter. Common etiologies and treatment approaches are also presented.

Keywords

Hyponatremia Hypernatremia Hypokalemia Hyperkalemia Hypocalcemia Hypercalcemia Hypomagnesemia Hypermagnesemia Hypophosphatemia Hyperphosphatemia Hyperglycemia Hypoglycemia Adrenal crisis Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism Carcinoid crisis 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Emergency Medicine and Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders, Unit 1468The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of General Internal MedicineThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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