Pediatric Pseudohypoparathyroidism

  • Etiology: hypoparathyroidism (end organ sensitivity)
  • Imaging: short 4th + 5th metacarpal bones, soft tissue calcification
  • DDX: normocalcemic pseudohypoparathyroidism (pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism)

Radiology Cases of Pseudohypoparathyroidism

Radiograph of pseudohypoparathyroidism
AP radiograph of the hands shows shortening of the metacarpals and an extremely short right fourth metacarpal.