USMLE step 2 Mcq 119:A 45 year old man is referred to a surgeon by his physician because of a swelling in his jaw

 

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A 45 year old man is referred to a surgeon by his physician because of a swelling in his jaw. The same patient had been regularly visiting his GP with a variety of symptoms,including muscular aches and pains in his arms and legs and abdominal pain. He has a known history of renal calculi. The surgeon suspects the mass in the neck is a Brown's tumour (osteoclastoma).Which of the following biochemical profiles is likely to be elevated?

a) Serum phophate
b) Serum glucose
c) Serum uric acid
d) Serum amylase
e) Serum calcium


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