Brown tumor of the sacral spine in a patient with low-back pain

Altan L., Kurtoglu Z., Yalcinkaya U., Aydinli U., Ertuerk E.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.28, no.1, pp.77-81, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-007-0380-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-81
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


We present a case of a 44-year-old woman with an unusual location of a brown tumor in the sacral vertebrae due to parathyroid adenoma. She was admitted to our clinic with the complaint of low-back pain and was later diagnosed to have a brown tumor. The patient underwent surgery and partial sacrectomy and iliac wing resection was performed in Orthopedic Surgery Department. Subsequently the patient underwent parathyroid adenoma excision in General Surgery Department. On her control examination at postoperative 3 months, she had no pain and was able to perform daily activities without any problem. We believe it is an interesting clinical case both because it shows a very rare localization of brown tumor and points out the importance of employing a wide clinical scope in the differential diagnosis of back pain.