Diagnostic Radiology/Musculoskeletal Imaging/Metabolic Basic/Subperiosteal resorption
Subperiosteal resorption is virtually pathognomonic for hyperparathyroidism and is typically seen at the radial aspect of the middle phalanx of the index and middle fingers.
Fig. 1 Subperiosteal resorption as well as acroosteolysis, the next sign of hyperparathyroidism.
Fig. 2 Subperiosteal resorption in a child
Fig. 3 Compare the finger on a patient with hyperparathyroidism, to his normal appearing finger after treatment
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