Brown tumour as a complication of secondary hyperparathyroidism in severe long-lasting vitamin D deficiency rickets


Bereket A., Casur Y., Firat P., Yordam N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.159, pp.70-73, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 159
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/pl00013807
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-73

Abstract

Brown tumour is a localised form of fibrous-cystic osteitis associated with primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism. Despite the fact that secondary hyperparathyroidism occurs in vitamin D deficiency rickets, no cases of rickets with brown tumour have so far been described. We present a 2.9-year-old girl who had brown tumour of the mandible due to severe vitamin D deficiency rickets. Treatment with vitamin D-3 corrected the hyperparathyroidism rapidly which was followed by gradual regression in tumour size.