Acute hyperparathyroidism with systemic calcinosis. Report of a case

Arch Intern Med. 1989 Mar;149(3):681-4.


A patient with a huge mediastinal parathyroid adenoma had an acute hypercalcemic crisis. The patient exemplifies the many pitfalls in diagnosis and management of this unusual complication. Postoperatively the patient further developed severe calciphylaxis with calcinosis cutis and systemic and pulmonary calcinosis, a most rare condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adenoma / complications*
  • Aged
  • Calcinosis / etiology*
  • Calciphylaxis / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia / etiology
  • Hyperparathyroidism / complications*
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Parathyroid Neoplasms / complications*
  • Skin Diseases / etiology*