Prolonged Hungry Bone Syndrome in a 10-year-old Child with Parathyroid Adenoma

Simsek E., Arikan Y., Dallar Y., Akkus M. A.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, vol.46, no.2, pp.178-180, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-180
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


We report a case of primary hyperparathyroidism associated with prolonged hungry syndrome (HBS) after parathyroid adenomectomy in a 10-year-old girl. Bone mineral density (BMD) revealed severe loss of cancellous BMD. Overt bone disease, high alkaline phosphatase, decreased cancellous BMD and a large adenoma can be used as preoperative predictive risk factors of HBS in children.