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Communicating hydrocephalus in a case of long-term primary hyperparathyroidism


Ooi, Cheow Peng and Mustafa, Norlaila and Thean, Yew Kew (2018) Communicating hydrocephalus in a case of long-term primary hyperparathyroidism. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 33 (1). 49 - 52. ISSN 0857-1074; ESSN: 2308-118X


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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES)
Keywords: Cinacalcet; Hydrocephalus; Hypercalcemia; Hperparathyroidism; Primary; Osteitis fibrosis cystica
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 07:25
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 07:25
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/73442
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