Severe Hyperparathyroidism with Secondary Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica and Brown Tumors Mimicking Bone MetastasisIssa C1* and Daher LA2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Claire Issa, M.D, C.C. D
Endocrinology Consultant and Certified Clinical Densitometrist
Ain Wazein hospital, Shouf Area, Ain Wazein, Mount Lebanon
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 25, 2016; Accepted date: July 21, 2016; Published date: July 25, 2016
Citation: Issa C, Daher LA (2016) Severe Hyperparathyroidism with Secondary Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica and Brown Tumors Mimicking Bone Metastasis. Endocrinol Metab Syndr 5:245. doi:10.4172/2161-1017.1000245
Copyright: © 2016 Issa C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: The classical presentation of primary hyperparathyroidism, osteitis fibrosa cystica, has become very rare nowadays. This rarity makes it sometimes misdiagnosed leading to disastrous outcomes.
Methods: We present a case of an undiagnosed primary hyperparathyroidism with severe osteitis fibrosa cystica and brown tumors that was first misdiagnosed as having bone metastasis.
Conclusion: Osteitis fibrosa cystica although rare should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with multiple brown tumors, especially since the diagnosis can be easily made by a simple calcium level, thereby avoiding severe adverse outcomes.