Paraparesis due to massive ectopic paravertebral calcification in a patient on maintenance hemodialysis

Rajiv Agarwal, R. R. Burns, P. Vergne-Marini

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Abstract

Secondary hyperparathyroidism is ubiquitous in patients with end-stage renal disease who are on dialysis. We report a dialysis patient with an unusual manifestation of hyperparathyroidism. Initially, the patient was misdiagnosed to have clavicular osteomyelitis. The underlying hyperparathyroidism was not recognized, only to be discovered later, when the patient presented with spastic paraplegia and massive ectopic calcification in the cervical spine. The patient made a complete recovery following surgical resection and parathyroidectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-720
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume22
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Paraparesis
Renal Dialysis
Maintenance
Hyperparathyroidism
Dialysis
Parathyroidectomy
Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Paraplegia
Osteomyelitis
Diagnostic Errors
Chronic Kidney Failure
Spine

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Paraparesis due to massive ectopic paravertebral calcification in a patient on maintenance hemodialysis. / Agarwal, Rajiv; Burns, R. R.; Vergne-Marini, P.

In: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol. 22, No. 5, 1993, p. 717-720.

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