Intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma

Authors

  • Jonette M. Bartlett
  • Thanh D. Hoang
  • Alfred F. Shwayhat

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3823/1662

Keywords:

intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma, hyperparathyroidism, ultrasound-guided fie needle aspiration

Abstract

Intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma poses a diagnostic challenge when pre-operative localization of the adenoma is desired to guide a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Ultrasound-guided fie needle aspiration (UG-FNA) can be used to identify the target tissue. We report a case in which UG-FNA of an intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma confimed abnormal parathyroid tissue in a 44 year-old patient who underwent previous bilateral neck exploration which failed to correct her hyperparathyroidism.

Author Biography

Thanh D. Hoang

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego.

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Published

2015-07-02

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Endocrinology