Leontiasis ossea in a patient with hyperparathyroidism secondary to chronic renal failure

Pediatr Radiol. 2004 Aug;34(8):630-2. doi: 10.1007/s00247-004-1188-6. Epub 2004 Apr 22.


Osteitis fibrosa describes the bone changes seen in renal osteodystrophy secondary to longstanding hyperparathyroidism. We report a 19-year-old man with longstanding chronic renal failure with a severe form of osteitis fibrosa affecting the jaws and other maxillofacial bones causing bizarre facial and dental deformity in a patient-uraemic leontiasis ossea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / diagnostic imaging
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / etiology*
  • Fibrosis
  • Humans
  • Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna / diagnostic imaging
  • Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna / etiology*
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / etiology*
  • Jaw / diagnostic imaging
  • Jaw / pathology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Male
  • Osteitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteitis / etiology*
  • Radiography