Brown tumors

Case contributed by Hani M. Al Salam
Diagnosis almost certain

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Skeletal radiographs


Multiple lucent mildly expansile lesions are noted involving:

  • both scapulae
  • some of the ribs bilaterally
  • pelvic bones

Multiple osseous expansile lesions are noted involving pelvic bones and left femoral head with hypointense signal on T1, hyperintense signal on T2 with postcontrast heterogeneous enhancement. 

Transplanted kidney is noted at the right iliac fossa.


Multiple expansile osteolytic lesions involving the skull bones and the tibia.                                                     


Ultrasound image of the transplanted kidney.

Case Discussion

Renal osteodystrophy with secondary hyperparathyroidism and multiple brown tumors.

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