volume 40, issue 1, Pe19-e23 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.01.001
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Érica Dorigatti de Ávila, Rafael Scaf de Molon, Marisa Aparecida Cabrini Gabrielli, Eduardo Hochuli-Vieira, Elaine Maria Sgavioli Massucato, Francisco Veríssimo de Mello-Filho, Luis Carlos Conti, Mário Francisco Real Gabrielli

Abstract: The aim of this study is to report the case of a quick growing brown tumour in the jaw after a parathyroidectomy due to the presence of a rare fifth parathyroid gland. The patient had chronic renal disease and the diagnosis was tertiary hyperparathyroidism. Thirty days after the parathyroidectomy, the patient returned with a significant increase in the tumour size. The suspicion of a supernumerary gland was confirmed by parathyroid scintigraphy. The treatment of brown tumour is dependent on the treatment of th…

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