BROWN TUMOR OF BONE AS INITIAL MANIFESTATION OF PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM

Sergiy Cherenko, Victoriia Hoperiia, Hennadii Bandura

Abstract


Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized with primary hyperproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by affected parathyroid glands and with a corresponding increase in concentration of extracellular calcium. Long-term development of PHPT through decades leads to calcium-related symptoms and distinct changes in the skeleton, kidneys, digestive tract and other organs. In the clinical picture of PHPT, granulomatous pseudo-tumors in bones are observed as a rare manifestation of the disease – these lesions, which could imitate malignancy, are called «brown tumors». The present publication that goes into details about a clinical diagnosis, in which a brown tumor became the primary manifestation of PHPT, may be useful for physicians across various fields.


Keywords


primary hyperparathyroidism; brown tumors; diagnosis; clinical manifestation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21303/2504-5679.2016.00069

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