Parathyroid gland
Primary neonatal hyperparathyroidism

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 11 April 2018, last major update January 2013

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Cite this page: Roychowdhury, M. Primary neonatal hyperparathyroidism. website. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
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