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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 245-246

Parathyroid carcinoma: Atypical presentation and coexistence with papillary thyroid cancer


Department of Medicine, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Salhah S Al-Sulami
Department of Medicine, P. O. Box: 9515, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Jeddah 21423
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.162042

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This is a case of parathyroid carcinoma after investigating for neck mass with surprisingly high parathyroid hormone (PTH) and normal calcium levels. After ultrasound localization, the patient underwent left hemi-Parathyroidectomy and left hemithyroidectomy. The patient's calcium level was normal throughout the follow-up period, but she later developed hypercalcemia, which did not require any specific treatment. Complete surgery was not an option in her case as metastasis work up revealed diffuse metastasis.


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