Scleral calcifications in hyperparathyroidism: Demonstration by computed tomography

Carol R. Kollarits, Morton L. Moss, David G. Cogan, John L. Doppman, Giovanni di Chiro, Gordon B. Cutler, Stephen J. Marx, Allen M. Spiegel

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Abstract

Scleral calcifications were demonstrated roentgenographically in two patients with known hyperparathyroidism and clinically normal eyes. In one of these patients, scierai calcification was evident both on plain films and with computed tomography (CT). In the second patient, a solitary plaque of calcified sciera was visible only by CT. Histopathologic examination of the eyes of a third hyperparathyroid patient who died during surgery demonstrated calcium plaques in the posterior sciera consistent with the CT appearance of the sciera in the other patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-504
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1977
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ocular calcification
  • Scierai calcification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kollarits, C. R., Moss, M. L., Cogan, D. G., Doppman, J. L., di Chiro, G., Cutler, G. B., Marx, S. J., & Spiegel, A. M. (1977). Scleral calcifications in hyperparathyroidism: Demonstration by computed tomography. Journal of computer assisted tomography, 1(4), 500-504. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004728-197710000-00018