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Childhood parathyroid adenoma: a rare but important cause of nephrolithiasis

Prema Menon, Devi Dayal, Suhitha G. Rao, Anish Bhattacharya and Katragadda Lakshmi Narasimha Rao

Abstract

Primary hyperparathyroidism is very rare in children and adolescents. The management of a 12-year-old boy with renal calculi due to parathyroid adenoma is discussed. The single tumor after localization with sestamibi scintigraphy and SPECT-CT scan was excised with amelioration of symptoms. The case is reported due to the rarity of the disease and successful unilateral exploration. The association with hypopigmented areas of skin has also not been previously reported in literature.

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

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Received: 2015-9-13
Accepted: 2016-2-9
Published Online: 2016-4-7
Published in Print: 2016-7-1

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