Brown tumors developing in renal transplant recipients with persistent hyperparathyroidism: Two case reports and review of literature

S. Lee, D. B. Lerer, H. D. Dorfman, M. Coco

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Background: Brown tumors, evidence for severe hyperparathyroidism, are rare in end-stage renal disease, and are distinctly uncommon in patients with a functioning renal transplant. Case reports: We report two cases of brown tumors developing after renal transplantation, and discuss their presentation and treatment. We review the literature. Conclusions: We suggest that persistent hyperparathyroidism post-renal transplant requires aggressive intervention to avoid significant consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2004



  • Brown tumors
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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