Iatrogenic hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia are frequent complications in patients undergone head and neck surgery. Symptoms of hypocalcemia; such as bronchospasm should be differentiated from bronchial obstructive symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We present a case with COPD and hypoparathyroidism resulted in hypocalcemic bronchospasm. Symptoms of the patient was resisted during bronchodilator therapy and only resolved by emergency treatment of hypocalcemia.
Gulali Aktas, Zuhal Mercan, Merve Erol Gulseven, Fatma Akdag Kahvecioglu, Fatih Atik, Fatime Demir, Aytekin Alcelik, Haluk Savli. Bronchospasm secondary to Hypocalcemia in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A case report. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 31-32