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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Frequency: 3 issues
Online ISSN 1827-1901
Friscia M. 1, Zupi A. 1, Mignogna M. M. 2, Pavone E. 1, Califano L. 1
1 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy
2 Division of Oral Medicine School of Dentistry Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Brown tumours are well known bone lesions complicating chronic renal failure. They are related to alteration and reduction of vitamin D metabolism and secondary hyperparathyroidism, and commonly affect mandible clavicle, ribs and pelvis. Different therapeutic options of jaw lesions have been reported including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We describe a case of a 71-year-old hemodialized female patient affected by a hyperparathyroidism-related brown tumour of the maxilla treated with surgery. Furthermore, we underline differential diagnosis of radiolucent jaw lesions and treatment options.