Unusual hyperparathyroidism in a cat

Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2001 May-Jun;42(3):250-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2001.tb00935.x.


A 5 month-old, male, domestic short hair cat was presented with inappetence and vomiting. it was depressed and reluctant to move. The cat had difficulties in keeping the standing position and grossly deformed thighs. Lytic changes and disruption of normal architecture of the bone were observed, involving mainly the femoral diaphyses. An inverse Ca/P ratio and kidney failure were diagnosed. The possibility of whether the bone changes could have been related to primary or secondary renal hyperparathyroidism is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cats
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / diagnostic imaging
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / etiology
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / veterinary
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Glomerulonephritis / complications
  • Glomerulonephritis / veterinary
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / complications
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / veterinary*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / veterinary*
  • Male
  • Radiography