What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of secondary hyperparathyroidism?

Updated: Oct 02, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence Kim, MD, FACS, FACE; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Radiographic evaluation is limited to assessments of the bone disease. Obtain radiographs of sites of bone pain. Hand radiographs may show characteristic subperiosteal erosions. Imaging of the parathyroid glands is not indicated unless primary hyperparathyroidism is suggested.


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