Communicating hydrocephalus in a case of long-term primary hyperparathyroidism

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Abstract

We present the rare case of a 47-year-old woman with protracted primary hyperparathyroidism complicated by communicating hydrocephalus and cerebellar tonsillar herniation secondary to calvarial thickening. The parathyroid glands remained elusive, despite the use of advanced preoperative imaging modalities and three neck explorations. The serum calcium was optimally controlled with cinacalcet and alfacalcidol. Awareness of this rare complication is essential for early diagnosis and prompt intervention to prevent fatal posterior brain herniation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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Encephalocele
Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Hydrocephalus
Parathyroid Glands
Early Diagnosis
Neck
Calcium
Brain
Serum
alfacalcidol
Cinacalcet Hydrochloride

Keywords

  • Cinacalcet
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Osteitis fibrosis cystica
  • Primary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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Communicating hydrocephalus in a case of long-term primary hyperparathyroidism. / Ooi, Cheow Peng; Mustafa, Norlaila; Kew, Thean Yean.

In: Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.05.2018, p. 49-52.

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