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Excision of an Elusive Tiny Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma

11 Dec 2017

An elderly lady was diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism after being admitted to hospital with pyelonephritis and constipation. A sestamibi parathyroid scan demonstrated increased uptake in the upper mediastinum, suggesting an ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma. The 4-mm adenoma was successfully removed through a mini-sternotomy incision using a gamma probe to identify the gland from the surrounding tissue. The patient made an uneventful recovery.
Case Rep Oncol 2017;10:1105–1111

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Case Reports in Oncology