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      Complete Resorption of Massive Soft Tissue Calcification in a Hemodialysis Patient after Parathyroidectomy

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          Massive soft tissue calcification involving the abdomen of a dialysis patient is described. As the result of severe secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with intensive calcifications, the patient was disabled and confined to a wheelchair. Following parathyroidectomy, soft tissue calcifications resolved remarkably, symptoms were relieved and the patient was able to walk. Our patient presented an unusual site of soft tissue calcification in secondary hyperparathyroidism and showed an example of complete resorption of soft tissue calcification after parathyroidectomy.

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                Journal
                AJN
                Am J Nephrol
                10.1159/issn.0250-8095
                American Journal of Nephrology
                S. Karger AG
                0250-8095
                1421-9670
                2000
                October 2000
                15 November 2000
                : 20
                : 5
                : 421-424
                Affiliations
                Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University and Nephrology Unit at Assir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
                Article
                13630 Am J Nephrol 2000;20:421–424
                10.1159/000013630
                11093003
                © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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