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54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e. V.

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung

16.06. bis 18.06.2005, Hamburg

The primary hyperparathyroidism

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  • corresponding author H. Meyer - Universitätskliniken, Orthopädie, Göttingen
  • H. Klinger - Göttingen

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung. 54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e.V.. Hamburg, 16.-18.06.2005. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2005. Doc05novEP09

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Published: June 13, 2005

© 2005 Meyer et al.
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Formerly thought to be a relatively rare condition associated with advanced renal or bone disease, primary hyperparathyroidism has been detected with increasing frequency in recent years, probably as a result of the widespread use of automated technology for determining serum calcium concentration. Patients with a primary hyperparathyroidism are not the common clients in orthopaedic surgery. In the following its reported on a 47 year old woman who was treated for 18 months for pain in both of the femoral bones. X-rays of the knee joints were rated as inconspicuous. In our own examinations all radiographic criterias for a malignant disease had been fullfilled. The further diagnostics showed a massive increased calcium concentration and lead to the diagnosis of an adenomatous disease. After parathyroidectomie clinical and radiographic fndings disappeared.