Title:
Brown tumour: presenting symptom of primary hyperparathyroidism
Authors:
V. Grulois*, I. Buysschaert**, J. Schoenaers***, F. Debruyne****, P. Delaere****, V. Vander Poorten****
Institutions:
*Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospitals Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium; **Department of Internal Medicine, Gasthuisberg University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium; ***Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Gasthuisberg University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium; ****Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Gasthuisberg University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
Keywords:
Osteitis fibrosa cystica; primary hyperparathyroidism; parathyroidectomy; parathyroid adenoma; 99Tc Sestamibi – 12I subtraction scan
Pages:
191 - 195
Abstract:
Brown tumour: presenting symptom of primary hyperparathyroidism. The skeletal lesions of primary hyper- parathyroidism, including brown tumour, are rare nowadays, with the practice of checking serum calcium levels leading to an earlier diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism. Clinical, laboratory, radiographic and histological investigations can lead to a correct diagnosis. Treatment of brown tumour focuses on the hyperparathyroidism, and is usually followed by a regression of the brown tumour. The diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism and brown tumour should be considered in patients with hypercalcaemia and an osteolytic expansive bone lesion. We present a patient where a brown tumour of the mandible was the presenting symptom of primary hyperparathy- roidism.
Issue:
Vol. 1, 2005, 4th trimester


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Brown tumour: presenting symptom of primary hyperparathyroidism