Anas Alghamdi

Anas Alghamdi

King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences,Saudi Arabia

Title: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and primary hyperparathyroidism: A case report


Anas A. Alghamdi has completed the Bachelor's of Medicine from college of medicine of King Saud University at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Membership of Saudi Diabetes & Endocrine Association. Currently on postgraduation residency training program at King Fahad Medical City.



The aim of reporting this case is to highlight the association of two disorders: primary hyperparathyroidism and slipped capital femoral epiphysis. They are usually seen in two different age groups and rarely together. Primary hyperparathyroidism is a rare cause of slipped capital femoral epiphysis and only ten cases have been reported in the literature worldwide. The patient in our report is a 13-year-old girl who presented to our clinic with bilateral knee pain and a waddling gait. Subsequent investigations showed that she had primary hyperparathyroidism and slipped capital femoral epiphysis with low bone mass. On admission, a parathyroidectomy was performed; then, the slipped femoral epiphyses were fixed with satisfactory results. A systematic algorithmic approach that was illustrated in a previously published case was used. Such cases should be managed in a systematic approach based on the patient’s clinical status to prevent future morbidity. A literature review was conducted by performing a Medline search of all reported cases of primary hyperparathyroidism and slipped capital femoral epiphyses.