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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 48, Issue 8, pp 1279–1287 | Cite as

Multiple spontaneous tendon ruptures from enthesis failure in primary hyperparathyroidism: a case report and review of imaging findings

  • Maaz Mohammad SalahEmail author
  • Yan Rong Yong
  • Wee Teng Poh
  • Le Roy Chong
Case Report

Abstract

Cases of spontaneous tendon ruptures have been previously reported in the literature. Although both renal failure and hyperparathyroidism have been implicated as separate aetiologies, their frequent co-existence has confounded analysis. We report a case of a young man with primary hyperparathyroidism presenting with multiple acute spontaneous tendon ruptures. This case affords an opportunity to evaluate the imaging features of acute spontaneous tendon ruptures in the context of primary hyperparathyroidism, and in conjunction with a review of previous literature reports, an imaging-based hypothesis on the pathophysiology and aetiology of spontaneous tendon ruptures is proposed.

Keywords

Primary hyperparathyroidism Spontaneous tendon rupture Enthesis failure 

Notes

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Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maaz Mohammad Salah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yan Rong Yong
    • 1
  • Wee Teng Poh
    • 2
  • Le Roy Chong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChangi General HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of PathologyChangi General HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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