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Hyperfunctioning intrathyroidal parathyroid carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16883457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrathyroidal parathyroid carcinoma is an exceedingly rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism with difficulties in the diagnosis and management. We report a case of hypercalcemia from intrathyroidal parathyroid carcinoma in a 63-year-old Saudi female. She was diagnosed 2 years earlier with osteoporosis in a primary care clinic and was on alendronate since then. This year she was noted to have hypercalcemia, but in retrospect she had more than 10 years history of multiple medical problems related to hypercalcemia. Parathyroid 99mTc-SestaMIBI scintigraphy revealed parathyroid adenoma in the left inferior parathyroid gland. She had successful video-assisted parathyroidectomy that relieved most of her symptoms. The extreme rarity of such a case, the interesting clinical presentation and review of the literature are discussed.
Wiam I Hussein; Tarek A El-Maghraby; Osama Al-Sanea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-02     Completed Date:  2006-11-21     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1226-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section Head, Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, PO Box 35051, Dammam 31488, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma / diagnosis*,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Hypercalcemia / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Hyperparathyroidism / complications
Middle Aged
Parathyroid Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi / diagnostic use
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 109581-73-9/Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi

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