Saturday, December 15, 2007

Answer to Quiz #4

The answer is #5 - Calcinosis. These lumpy bumps are soft tissue calcium and phosphate deposits due to chronic renal failure. The parathyroid glands help regulate calcium in the body and these bumps resolved after she had her parathyroids removed. (NEJM)

1 comment:

Judy S said...

Aha! I got it. I guess I should have been a doctor, too. Actually, my years as a medical transcriber helps - I was always curious and asked the Radiologist endless questions :)