Hyperfunctioning parathyroid cysts: A case report

Altun H., Ozdemir A., Hamaloglu E. , Sokmensuer C.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.104, sa.2, ss.234-236, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 104 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2004.11679546
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.234-236


Parathyroid cysts are infrequent lesions of which most are non-functional. They are often misdiagnosed as thyroid cysts. Pre-operative diagnosis and differentiation from thyroid cysts is generally difficult. We hereby report a case that was admitted to the emergency room and was diagnosed as hypercalcemic crisis. The mass found during the neck examination was thought to be a thyroid nodule. A right total and left subtotal thyroidectomy was performed. Palpable thyroid nodule was diagnosed as cystic parathyroid adenoma postoperatively. When a cystic lesion is found in the neck of a patient, a pararthyroid cyst should be considered.