Secondary parathyroid hyperplasia

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


28 year old male on long term dialysis. Abnormal bone profile non responsible to medication.

Patient Data

Age: 28
Gender: Male

1.7cm well defined hypervascular low echogenicity nodule inferior to the lower pole of the left lobe of the thyroid gland.

Thyroid gland normal.

Case Discussion

Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a recognized complication of long standing renal failure - in this case a dialysis dependent patient for many years.

The parathyroid glands becomes enlarged due to hypertrophy.

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Case information

rID: 48470
Published: 9th Oct 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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