Hyperfunctioning parathyroid cysts: A case report

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

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.104, no.2, pp.234-236, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2004.11679546
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.234-236
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.