Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 477-

A complex case of brown tumors as initial manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism in a young female


Bhari Sharanesha Manjunatha1, Sharad Purohit2, Ashutosh Harsh3, Nagamahita Vangala4 
1 Department of Oral Biology, Basic Oral Medicine and Allied Dental Sciences Division, College of Dentistry, Al-Hawaiya, AtTaif, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Halda, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Dentistry, Jhalawar Medical College and Hospital, Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhari Sharanesha Manjunatha
Department of Oral Biology, Basic Oral Medicine and Allied Dental Sciences Division, College of Dentistry, Al-Hawaiya, Taif University, AtTaif
Saudi Arabia

Brown tumor is one of the lesions that develop in patients with hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and represents the terminal stages of bone remodeling process. Any of the skeletal bones can be affected including the craniomaxillofacial ones. Many a times, brown tumor was detected after a final diagnosis of HPT is made. However, on occasions, brown tumor can be the first clinical sign of the disease. Primary HPT is an uncommon systemic disease usually caused by hyperplasia or adenoma of the parathyroid glands. It causes overproduction of parathormone, which may affect the entire skeleton, causing bone resorption appear as cyst-like lesions called osteitis fibrosa cystica or brown tumors. Here, we report such a rare case in which multiple radiolucent lesions were noticed in the ramus part of the mandible and premolar region bilaterally, as the initial signs of primary HPT are presented in this report.


How to cite this article:
Manjunatha BS, Purohit S, Harsh A, Vangala N. A complex case of brown tumors as initial manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism in a young female.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;23:477-477


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Manjunatha BS, Purohit S, Harsh A, Vangala N. A complex case of brown tumors as initial manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism in a young female. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 23 ];23:477-477
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