An Atypical Presentation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism With Multiple Spontaneous Tendon Ruptures

A Case Report and Literature Review on the Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism




primary hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, tendon rupture


Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine condition, increasingly presenting asymptomatically and detected on routine laboratory examination in developed countries. Multiple spontaneous tendon ruptures as the initial presentation of PHPT is extremely rare. We present the case of a 28-year-old male diagnosed with severe hypercalcemia secondary to PHPT after presenting with complications of multiple spontaneous tendon ruptures,and discuss the management issues in PHPT for this patient.


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Author Biographies

Jielin Yew, Changi General Hospital, Singapore

Department of Endocrinology

Shui Boon Soh, Changi General Hospital, Singapore

Department of Endocrinology


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How to Cite

Yew, J., & Soh, S. B. (2022). An Atypical Presentation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism With Multiple Spontaneous Tendon Ruptures: A Case Report and Literature Review on the Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 37(2), 76–82.



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