Oxalosis in bone causing a radiographical mimicry of renal osteodystrophy.

  title={Oxalosis in bone causing a radiographical mimicry of renal osteodystrophy.},
  author={Bruce A Julian and Marie Claude Faugere and Hartmut H. Malluche},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={9 5},
We report a patient on maintenance dialysis with oxalosis and radiographical signs typical of hyperparathyroid bone disease in patients with end-stage renal insufficiency. The patient underwent a subtotal parathyroidectomy. Because his bone pain worsened during long-term dialytic therapy, a bone biopsy was performed and revealed crystalline deposits in trabecules and the bone marrow characteristic of oxalate. Trabecular destruction and signs of defective mineralization of bone were also found… CONTINUE READING