Hyperparathyreoidism

Features

  • It can be primary or secondary.
  • The increased secretion of parathyroid hormone causes generalized bone resorption (osteopenia), bone pain, pathological fractures and raises the serum calcium levels.
  • The trabecular pattern becomes very fine (ground glass appearance).
  • Granular-appearing bone in skull.
  • Loss of lamina dura.
  • Thinning of the cortical border of the mandible. In a late stage, localized cyst-like radiolucencies may occur (brown tumors).
  • After treatment the appearance becomes normal again.

Differential diagnosis

Cases

Hyperparathyreoidism