Primary hyperparathyroidism-related brown tumors mimicking other giant cell-containing skeletal tumors: role of correlative imaging in diagnosis.

Abstract

A patient initially suspected of having a giant cell granuloma was subsequently found-through additional imaging with (99m)Tc-sestamibi and ultrasound-to have osteolytic brown tumors caused by a parathyroid adenoma. Brown tumors that relate to primary hyperparathyroidism may mimic other skeletal tumors that contain giant cells, presenting difficulty with accurate diagnosis. Correlative imaging can have a valuable role in such cases, potentially avoiding the extensive work-up usually done for suspected bone metastases.

DOI: 10.2967/jnmt.112.115204

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@article{Manzil2013PrimaryHB, title={Primary hyperparathyroidism-related brown tumors mimicking other giant cell-containing skeletal tumors: role of correlative imaging in diagnosis.}, author={Fathima Fijula Palot Manzil and Pradeep G Bhambhvani and Surjith Vattoth and Shree Krishna Subedi and A Bag and Janis P O'Malley}, journal={Journal of nuclear medicine technology}, year={2013}, volume={41 1}, pages={46-8} }