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What is the utility of distal forearm DXA in primary hyperparathyroidism?

Authors
  • Wood, Kelly
  • Dhital, Subarna
  • Chen, Herbert
  • Sippel, Rebecca S
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Oncologist
Publisher
Alphamed Press
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
17
Issue
3
Pages
322–325
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1634/theoncologist.2011-0285
PMID: 22258698
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In patients with PHPT, the worst T score is commonly found in the distal forearm. This T score can identify additional patients with a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis. Distal forearm bone mineral density should, therefore, be assessed in all patients who have a diagnosis of PHPT.

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