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Severe necrotizing mastopathy caused by calciphylaxis alleviated by total parathyroidectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11090018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Calciphylaxis is a complication caused by secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic renal failure. These patients may present with clinical findings of ischemic necrosis involving the skin and muscle resulting in subsequent gangrene and vascular calcifications. We report a rare case of necrotizing mastopathy caused by calciphylaxis in a 70-year-old female with end-stage renal disease whose symptoms resolved with a total parathyroidectomy.
P Patetsios; M Bernstein; S Kim; R Mushnick; A Alfonso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-28     Completed Date:  2000-12-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1056-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Long Island College Hospital and State University Health Science Center, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Diseases / etiology,  surgery*
Calciphylaxis / etiology,  surgery*
Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / complications,  surgery*
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