Hyperparathyroidism - musculoskeletal manifestations in the hands

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon



Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Generalized osteopenia, erosion of the terminal phalangeal tufts (acro-osteolysis) and subperiosteal resorption of bone particularly the radial aspects of the 2nd and 3rd middle phalanges.

Zoomed images of the findings in the prior x-ray:

  • generalized osteopaenia
  • subperiosteal bone resorption
  • acro-osteolysis

Case Discussion

These findings are consistent with hyperparathyroidism which was confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 9738
Published: 19th May 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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