A case of hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumour syndrome found in the treatment of an ossifying fibroma in the maxillary bone.

@article{Yamashita2007ACO,
  title={A case of hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumour syndrome found in the treatment of an ossifying fibroma in the maxillary bone.},
  author={Yoshio Yamashita and Tomonori Akiyama and Noriko Mizusawa and Kazuko Yoshimoto and Masaaki Goto},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={365-9}
}
Hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumour (HPT-JT) syndrome is characterized by parathyroid tumours as well as by ossifying fibromas of the mandible and maxilla, renal cysts, or Wilms' tumours. Recently, the gene responsible for HPT-JT syndrome has been identified as the HRPT2 tumour suppressor gene. In an 18-year-old male, a tumour in the maxilla was first diagnosed as an ossifying fibroma. During biochemical screening before surgery, the patient received a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism. Neck… CONTINUE READING