CEN Case Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 313–315 | Cite as

Paraplegia as a presentation of primary hyperoxaluria

  • Yannick Dieudonné
  • Laure Eprinchard
  • Emilie Léon
  • Pierre Oswald
  • Anne Gressel
  • Sophie Carre
  • Yves DimitrovEmail author
Case Report


30% of the patients suffering from hyperoxaluria type 1 are diagnosed only when they already had reached end-stage renal disease. We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with history of chronic kidney failure presenting with paraplegia due to spinal cord compression by thoracic mass-like lesions. Bone biopsy specimen obtained by decompressive laminectomy revealed calcium oxalate deposits. Once diagnosis of primary hyperoxaluria was confirmed, she underwent haemodialysis with incomplete improvement of her neurological disorders and was registered on the waiting list for transplantation.


Hyperoxaluria End-stage renal disease Nephrocalcinosis Oxalosis Paraplegia 


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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient’s parents for publication of this case report and accompanying images. A copy of the written consent may be requested for review from the corresponding author.


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© Japanese Society of Nephrology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nephrology DepartmentCH HaguenauHaguenauFrance
  2. 2.Radiology DepartmentCH HaguenauHaguenauFrance
  3. 3.Pathology DepartmentCHU StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  4. 4.Neurology DepartmentCH HaguenauHaguenauFrance

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