Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 40--43

Hypercalcemia: Uncovering a rare case of skeletal muscle non-hodgkin's lymphoma


Abdelkarim Waness1, Saeed Al-Shieban2, Mohammed Harakati3 
1 Medicine Institute, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2 Department of Pathology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdelkarim Waness
Medicine Institute, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi
UAE

We report a case of an 80-year man who presented with a two-week history of confusion and poor oral intake. He was found to be dehydrated with acute kidney injury, hypercalcemia, and pancytopenia. A previously undetected right leg mass was discovered. Radiologic studies of the right knee found a fibula shaft fracture. MRI confirmed this finding and showed the presence of a heterogeneous mass involving most of the calf muscles. Biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of a rare musculoskeletal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the right leg. A brief discussion to this type of pathology follows this rare presentation.


How to cite this article:
Waness A, Al-Shieban S, Harakati M. Hypercalcemia: Uncovering a rare case of skeletal muscle non-hodgkin's lymphoma.Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci 2012;4:40-43


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Waness A, Al-Shieban S, Harakati M. Hypercalcemia: Uncovering a rare case of skeletal muscle non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Jan 23 ];4:40-43
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