Parathyroid gland
Primary neonatal hyperparathyroidism

Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Revised: 6 February 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

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Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
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Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Primary neonatal hyperparathyroidism. website. Accessed October 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare, < 10 cases reported
  • Poor prognosis (Am J Clin Pathol 1975;64:488)
  • Bones show disturbed osteogenesis, resorption, widespread fibrosis of marrow cavities, no cysts; pathologic fractures common
  • Aminoaciduria, anemia, no hypercalciuria, no hyperphosphaturia
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Diffuse hyperplasia of parathyroid glands
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