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Osteitis fibrosa cystica
Most of the bone problems of osteitis fibrosa are usually reversible with surgery.
Most patients with hyperparathyroidism have no symptoms, and many can be followed with blood tests and bone measurements. Others may need surgery to remove the abnormal parathyroid gland(s).
If surgery is not possible, drugs can sometimes be used to lower calcium levels.
Call your health care provider if you have bone pain, tenderness, or symptoms of hyperparathyroidism.
Wysolmerski JJ. Insogna KL. The Parathyroid Glands, Hypercalcemia, and Hypocalcemia. In: Kronenberg HM, Schlomo M, Polansky KS, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 11th ed. St. Louis, Mo: WB Saunders; 2008: chap. 266.
Bringhurst FR, Demay MB, Kronenberg HM. Disorders of Mineral Metabolism. In: Kronenberg HM, Schlomo M, Polansky KS, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 11th ed. St. Louis, Mo: WB Saunders; 2008: chap. 27.
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