ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Reddy GV, Haranatha Reddy MR, Arvind UD
The hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumor (HPT-JT) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the occurrence of parathyroid tumors and ossifying jaw fibromas. Hyperparathyroidism is due to increased activity of the parathyroid glands, either from an intrinsic abnormal change altering excretion of parathyroid hormone (primary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism) or from an extrinsic abnormal change affecting calcium homoeostasis stimulating production of parathyroid hormone (secondary hyperparathyroidism). Primary hyperparathyroidism is the third most common endocrine disorder, with the highest incidence in postmenopausal women. Here we present an intresting case of hyperparathyroidism– jaw tumour where the patient had reduced serum calcium and serum alkaline phosphate level.
Published Date: 2010-12-31;