Scleral calcifications in hyperparathyroidism: Demonstration by computed tomography

Carol R. Kollarits, Morton L. Moss, David G. Cogan, John L. Doppman, Giovanni di Chiro, Gordon B. Cutler, Stephen J. Marx, Allen M. Spiegel

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Scleral calcifications were demonstrated roentgenographically in two patients with known hyperparathyroidism and clinically normal eyes. In one of these patients, scierai calcification was evident both on plain films and with computed tomography (CT). In the second patient, a solitary plaque of calcified sciera was visible only by CT. Histopathologic examination of the eyes of a third hyperparathyroid patient who died during surgery demonstrated calcium plaques in the posterior sciera consistent with the CT appearance of the sciera in the other patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-504
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1977
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ocular calcification
  • Scierai calcification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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