Journal article

Finger Fractures as an Early Manifestation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Among Young Patients A Case Report of a 30-Year-Old Male With Recurrent Osteoporotic Fractures

Akihiko Ozaki, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Eiki Yamagishi, Shunsuke Sato, Manabu Tsukada, Toyoaki Sawano, Claire Leppold, Kenji Tsuda, Takanori Asakura, Masaharu Tsubokura, Shigeaki Kato, Masahiro Kami, Hiromichi Ohira

MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures represent a substantial health burden, and predominantly affect the elderly. Younger generations may also develop these conditions because of various predisposing conditions, including primary hyperparathyroidism. However, little information is available regarding early skeletal manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism.A 30-year-old Japanese male presented with pain in his left wrist, and was diagnosed with a distal radius fracture. During surgery, we noticed decreased bone strength of the fracture site. Further investigation found osteoporosis and primary hyperparathyroidism owing to a solitary parathyroid adenoma, which was resected without sign..

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