Progress of brown tumors in patients with chronic renal insufficiency undergoing dialysis

Mario Marini, Antonello Vidiri, Raffaele Guerrisi, Fabio Campodonico, Rosalba Ponzio

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Abstract

In a group of 73 patients, affected by chronic renal insufficiency, whose skeleton was periodically checked, three cases of brown tumors were found. These cases demonstrated a variety of locations that were involved, especially the pelvis, ribs and mandible. During therapeutic treatment the brown tumors presented a different behavior; while some lesions tended toward complete sclerosis, others increased in size and in both instances new lesions appeared. Parathyroidectomy, carried out in two patients, determined a definitive sclerosis of these lesions. Brown tumors also correlate with high PTH levels and with lesions from osteitis fibrosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Brown tumor, dialysis
  • Brown tumor, radiography
  • Hyperparathyroidism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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