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Case report
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Multiple brown tumors in the course of primary hyperparathyroidism mimicking bone metastases – case report

Konrad Tałasiewicz, Aleksandra Czachowska, Katarzyna Śmiałek-Kania, Beata Jagielska
DOI: 10.5603/OCP.2018.0020
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Oncol Clin Pract 2018;14(3):156-159.

open access

Vol 14, No 3 (2018)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2018-06-20

Abstract

Brown tumours (especially multiple) are uncommon manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) in developed countries. Although PHTP can cause various symptoms, it can often be mistaken for malignancy. The disease itself (although curable) can lead to disabilities and other serious complications. Herein we report the case of a 65-year-old patient with multiple brown tumours as a very rare first manifestation of normocalcaemic form of primary hyperparathyroidism caused by a giant parathyroid adenoma.

Abstract

Brown tumours (especially multiple) are uncommon manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) in developed countries. Although PHTP can cause various symptoms, it can often be mistaken for malignancy. The disease itself (although curable) can lead to disabilities and other serious complications. Herein we report the case of a 65-year-old patient with multiple brown tumours as a very rare first manifestation of normocalcaemic form of primary hyperparathyroidism caused by a giant parathyroid adenoma.
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Keywords

brown tumors; giant parathyroid adenoma; primary hyperparathhyroidism

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Title

Multiple brown tumors in the course of primary hyperparathyroidism mimicking bone metastases – case report

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 14, No 3 (2018)

Article type

Case report

Pages

156-159

Published online

2018-06-20

DOI

10.5603/OCP.2018.0020

Bibliographic record

Oncol Clin Pract 2018;14(3):156-159.

Keywords

brown tumors
giant parathyroid adenoma
primary hyperparathhyroidism

Authors

Konrad Tałasiewicz
Aleksandra Czachowska
Katarzyna Śmiałek-Kania
Beata Jagielska

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