01 September 1998
Med Sci Monit 1998; 4(5): CS874-876 :: ID: 502047
A 73-year-old patient with chronic renal failure, who had been on hemodialysis treatment for the past 8 years, gradually developed tumoral formations above both elbow joints. Examination of the content using x-ray diffraction indicated hydroxyapatite. Clinical, x-ray and histological findings suggested tumoral calcinosis. Autopsy, following the patients death from heart failure, revealed a parathyroid adenoma and hyperplasia of the other parathyroid glands, renal osteodystrophy, metastatic calcifications in the lungs, kidneys, and stomach.
Keywords: tumoral calcinosis, hemodialysis, tertiary hyperparathyroidism
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