You are here: Home » USMLE* » USMLE Snippets » Facts about Hypercalcemia

Facts about Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia can manifest as: Osteitis fibrosa cystica

  • Cystic and hemorrhagic bone lesions due to increased osteoclastic activity.
  • Most commonly involves the
  • Subperiosteal bone resorption of phalanges and tooth sockets.
  • Salt and pepper appearance of the skull on X-ray.

Primary Hyperparathyroidism- Causes:

  1. 80%- Adenoma (Right Inferior Parathyroid- most common)
  2. 20%- Primary Hyperplasia (All 4 Parathyroid glands are involved)

(Clear cell hyperplasia- Wasserhalle Cell Hyperplasia)

  1. Rare- Carcinoma

Pancreatitis due to Hypercalcemia:


Dr.Harpreet Singh MD, FACP is a Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Vital Checklist and The text, graphics, images, videos and other material contained in the videos and iCrush Website ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Himanshu Deshwal- Assistant Editor
Dr. Himanshu Deshwal is a fresh graduate out of a reputed medical school in India, the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Dr. Deshwal is an active researcher constantly on the look out for projects that may help him hone his talents and abilities to the next level. Being an active sportsman he understands the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare and wellbeing. He has been a keen advocate of following an active lifestyle in midst of our busy lives.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Scroll To Top