Parathyroid carcinoma, adenoma and hyperplasia in a case of chronic renal insufficiency on dialysis.

@article{Berland1982ParathyroidCA,
  title={Parathyroid carcinoma, adenoma and hyperplasia in a case of chronic renal insufficiency on dialysis.},
  author={Yvon F. Berland and Michel Olmer and G. Lebreuil and J. J. Grisoli},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={1982},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={154-8}
}
A 62 year-old female patient with polycystic disease and chronic renal insufficiency who had required dialysis for 3 years, presented with diffuse but predominantly lumbar bone pain associated with lassitude. Radiologic studies showed diffuse osteoporosis and destruction of the 4th lumbar vertebra. Calcium levels were normal (2.30-2.50 mmoles) with increased PTH levels (1820 microliter Eq/ml). The presence of a cervical mass suggested a diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism. A cervical exploration… CONTINUE READING
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