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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2012, Article ID 145760, 3 pages
Case Report

Successful Treatment of Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica from Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Orthopaedic Department, AIC Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe 00220, Kenya

Received 24 May 2012; Accepted 26 July 2012

Academic Editors: K. Erler and A. Jawahar

Copyright © 2012 Anthony M. Maina and Harry Kraus. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica (OFC) is defined as the classic skeletal manifestation of advanced primary hyperparathyroidism. With the increased detection by means of routine calcium screening, the clinical profile of primary hyperparathyroidism in Western countries has shifted from symptomatic disease to one with subtle or no specific symptoms (“asymptomatic” primary hyperparathyroidism). The authors describe a classical feature of advanced primary hyperparathyroidism due to a parathyroid adenoma and its successful treatment.