Kidney Disease due to a tumor in the neck?
CASE OF THE WEEK: DEPARTMENT OF NEPHROLOGY A 56-year-old man, a tobacco consumer, was identified with high serum creatinine levels. He had poor appetite and nausea and was diagnosed with…By Admin | 26 August 2022
CASE OF THE WEEK: DEPARTMENT OF NEPHROLOGY
A 56-year-old man, a tobacco consumer, was identified with high serum creatinine levels. He had poor appetite and nausea and was diagnosed with tubulo-interstitial diseases of the kidneys.
This condition was caused by the excessive function of parathyroid glands located in the neck around the thyroid glands. He was treated with the efforts of Dr. Dhaval Khetia from the department of Nephrology at Aadicura Superspeciality Hospital.
A businessman by profession, recently a 56-year-old man, a tobacco chewer, visited the Nephrology department at Aadicura Superspeciality Hospital and consulted Dr. Dhaval Khetia for his high serum creatinine levels.
He complained of poor appetite and nausea but did not have any swelling of the feet or any kind of reduced urine output. He was identified with the hyperfunctioning of gland an endocrine gland.
Many times, kidney diseases can be caused by different disorders that are present in the body. These are collectively known as interstitial diseases of kidneys.
HOW WAS THE CASE DEALT WITH?
Various examinations and a few tests revealed extremely high levels of calcium in his blood. Such high levels of serum creatinine levels can also be a cause of sudden cardiac arrest
and death. He was admitted for further evaluation for the cause of high serum calcium levels.
The revelations also gave results for high levels of Parathyro
id (not thyroid). This condition is normally caused by the excessive function of a person’s parathyroid glands which are located in the neck region around the thyroid glands.
For expert consultation regarding the working of hormones, Aadicura’s endocrinologist, Dr. Roopal Panchani, was consulted for her opinion on the case. She suggested a special examination, Sestamibi Scan, of the patient’s parathyroid glands. The results of this scan revealed a parathyroid tumor growing on the left side of the neck of the patient.
Just a day later, the patient was operated on for the removal of this hyperfunctioning gland and within minutes of surgeries, even while he was on the operation table, his blood levels for parathyroid were checked, which improved rapidly to turn to a normal range.
After this surgery, the patient’s kidney function has improved and his serum calcium level has become normal. The patient has also regained his appetite along with a substantial lowering down on the weakness levels.
Sometimes Kidney diseases are caused by disorders of other body systems, and the right diagnosis can bring the right cure to the patient.