Incidentally discovered severe hypercalcaemia from a functioning parathyroid cyst: The limitations of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) monitoring

Juan Carlos Nogues, Robert Cox, Collin Mulcahy, Daniel Benito, Joseph Goodman

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Abstract

Parathyroid cysts (PCs) are rare pathologies and are typically non-functional (do not secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH)). The aetiology of PCs is highly debated, and management is complex. We present a unique case of a parathyroid adenoma contained within a functional PC and highlight the limitations of intraoperative PTH monitoring during the surgical resection of functional PCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere239119
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2021

Keywords

  • calcium and bone
  • ear
  • ear
  • endocrine system
  • nose and throat
  • nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • thyroid disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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