Medical treatment is the primary recommended method for in the management of severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in pre-dialysis individuals. This paper reports a case of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and severe SHPT with pathologic bilateral hip fractures. A 61-year-old man, as a known case of ESRD, with radial osteoporosis and persistent SHPT ( intact PTH >2000 pg/mL) and hypercalcemia with appropriate level of phosphorus and 25(OH) D who did not respond to medical treatment referred to hospital with multiple fractures. The patient referred for subtotal parathyroidectomy. One month after parathyroidectomy, parathyroid hormone (PTH) level significantly diminished from its preoperative values. Serum calcium and phosphorus returned to normal values and muscle weakness progressively improved until the patient became able to walk again. Parathyroidectomy in patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (persistent serum levels of intact PTH>800 pg/mL) is suggested, particularly when is associated with severe hypercalcemia and/or hyperphosphatemia, and progressive and debilitating hyperparathyroidism bone disease, that are refractory and resistant to medical therapy.
Please cite this paper as: Doustmohamadian S, Foroutan M. Spontaneous bilateral femoral neck fracture in a man with end-stage renal disease and severe secondary hyperparathyroidism. J Parathyr Dis. 2017;5(2):42-44. DOI: 10.15171/jpd.2017.04.
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