Brown tumor of the fibula: unusual presentation of an uncommon manifestation. Report of a case and review of the literature.


Brown tumors are erosive bony lesions caused by rapid osteoclastic activity and peritrabecular fibrosis due to hyperparathyroidism, resulting in a local destructive phenomenon. Although brown tumors are the most pathognomonic sign of hyperparathyroidism, they are very rarely observed at present as a result of early detection of hypercalcemia and elevated… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12020-008-9035-4


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