Brown tumors

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

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 femur 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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Case information

rID: 9666
Published: 9th May 2010
Last edited: 2nd Jan 2020
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