Parathyromatosis and recurrent hyperparathyroidism

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  • Parathyromatosis is an uncommon cause of hypercalcemia. We describe a case of parathyromatosis and hypercalcemia in a 38-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease and subtotal parathyroidectomy in which a previous parathyroid operation was implicated. The results of fine-needle aspiration and histologic examination demonstrated a neck mass consistent with parathyromatosis. We discuss parathyromatosis as a rare cause of recurrent hypercalcemia in patients with end-stage renal disease and in those who have undergone previous parathyroid operations. We also characterize the iatrogenic and the embryologic pathogenetic factors involved.
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  • Lentsch EJ; Withrow KP; Ackermann D; Bumpous JM
  • Start Page

  • 894
  • End Page

  • 896
  • Volume

  • 129
  • Issue

  • 8