Differential diagnosis of brown tumor vs. cystic osteitis by arteriography and computed tomography

J. L. Doppman, S. Marx, A. Spiegel, E. Brown, R. Downs, M. F. Brennan, G. Aurbach

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Abstract

An expansive lytic lesion of bone can be either a brown tumor or a cyst when the patient has hyperparathyroidism. If weight-bearing bones are involved, the diagnosis must be made prior to parathyroidectomy in order to avert a possible pathological fracture. In the authors' patient, arteriography and computed tomography both demonstrated that the lesion in question was a brown tumor, which is hypervascular and clearly separable from a fluid-filled cyst; however, CT has the advantage of being a noninvasive procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-340
Number of pages2
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume131
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Doppman, J. L., Marx, S., Spiegel, A., Brown, E., Downs, R., Brennan, M. F., & Aurbach, G. (1979). Differential diagnosis of brown tumor vs. cystic osteitis by arteriography and computed tomography. Unknown Journal, 131(2), 339-340. https://doi.org/10.1148/131.2.339