Successful use of cinacalcet HCl in a patient with end-stage renal failure and refractory secondary hyperparathyroidism due to parathyromatosis.

@article{Unbehaun2007SuccessfulUO,
  title={Successful use of cinacalcet HCl in a patient with end-stage renal failure and refractory secondary hyperparathyroidism due to parathyromatosis.},
  author={Robert Unbehaun and W Lauerwald},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={188-92}
}
We present the case of a 65-year-old male on long-term dialysis for end-stage renal failure, who developed persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism after subtotal parathyroidectomy, which proved refractory to treatment. Parathyromatosis, a rare cause of recurrent hyperparathyroidism, which may develop when tissue seeded into the neck during subtotal or total parathyroidectomy becomes hyperfunctioning [Maxwell and Winearls 1997], was diagnosed. The patient had excessively high levels of… CONTINUE READING