Normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism presented with mandibular brown tumor: Report of a case

Emin A., Suoglu Y., Demir D., Karatay M.

AURIS NASUS LARYNX, vol.31, no.3, pp.299-304, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anl.2004.03.014
  • Journal Name: AURIS NASUS LARYNX
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-304
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Brown tumor is a rare clinical entity complicating hyperparathyroidism. It may occur in the head and neck, with the mandible being the most frequent site. Hyperparathyroidism is usually associated with hypercalcemia. We report a case of madibular Brown tumor secondary to primary hyperparathyroidism. In this case in spite of hyperparathyroidism and the bony lesion the serum calcium level was within normal range.