These lesions include solitary bone cyst, aneurysmal bone cysts, osteofibrous dysplasia, myositis ossificans, brown tumour
of hyperparathyroidism, and giant-cell granuloma.
Keskin, "Brown tumour
of the maxilla and mandible: a rare complication of tertiary hyperparathyroidism," Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, vol.
The cut surface of the specimen, showed a solid grey brown tumour
with areas of haemorrhage and necrosis (fig-1).
(13) Brown tumour
of hyperparathyroidism is histologically very similar to GCG.
A specialist endocrinology opinion was that this was a picture of simple vitamin D deficiency, unrelated to the lesion in the maxilla, as the results of the parathyroid immunoassay were not considered deranged enough to be consistent with a Brown tumour
. Colecalciferol 20,000 IU weekly for 3-6 months was advised followed by further monitoring of blood tests in 3 months to ensure a response.
Talmi, "Brown tumour
of hyperparathyroidism in the mandible associated with atypical parathyroid adenoma," The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, vol.
Parathyroid Adenoma Presenting as a Brown Tumour
of the Mandible.
The mastectomy specimen showed a partly solid, partly cystic, dark brown tumour
with irregular margins and extensive haemorrhage, measuring 12x11x4cm.
There are also lucent foci of varying sizes with endosteal scalloping owing to multiple brown tumours
. A remodelled right fifth rib probably is a healed fracture.
bone pains, fractures or brown tumours
(bones); constipation (moans); tiredness/fatigue (groans); and renal calculi (stones) (Table I).