Arterial Calcification and Progressive Peripheral Gangrene after Renal Transplantation

Report of Two Cases Treated with Parathyroidectomy


Medical Department, University Hospital, S-750 14 Uppsala, Sweden.


Abstract. Two cases of progressive arterial calcification and peripheral gangrene after successful renal transplantation are presented. Parathyroidectomy was performed and was followed in one case by healing of the peripheral necroses. It is suggested that parathyroidectomy should be considered in similar cases even in the absence of hypercalcemia.