Renal phosphate wasting due to tumor-induced osteomalacia: A frequently delayed diagnosis

M. Odette Gore, Brian J. Welch, Weidong Geng, Wareef Kabbani, Naim M. Maalouf, Joseph E. Zerwekh, Orson W. Moe, Khashayar Sakhaee

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In our patient, TIO remained undiagnosed for several years. Careful metabolic evaluation and extensive investigations eventually led to the diagnosis, and TIO was cured by surgical removal of the offending tumor. We emphasize the importance of determining serum phosphorus and TmP/ GFR and considering TIO early in the differential diagnosis of unexplained persistent bone pain, apparent joint pain, muscle weakness, and spontaneous fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-347
Number of pages6
JournalKidney international
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009


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  • Nephrology

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