Enda McDermott
Niall O'Higgins
Arnold D K Hill
Dara Kavanagh
Colm Power


Medicine & Nursing

surgery treatment outcome immunohistochemistry neoplasm staging female follow up studies etiology risk assessment diagnosis hyperparathyroidism parathyroidectomy parathyroid neoplasms severity of illness index biopsy needle adenoma pathology ireland humans aged aged 80 and over

Unusual presentation of a giant parathyroid adenoma: report of a case. (2003)

Abstract Parathyroid adenomas account for most cases of primary hyperparathyroidism (1 degrees HPT). Certain symptoms and biochemical abnormalities alert the surgeon to their presence, since these benign tumors are rarely evident on physical examination. Moreover, because they are usually very small, preoperative localization using sestamibi scanning or ultrasonography is required to avoid bilateral neck exploration. Parathyroid adenomas rarely attain huge proportions. We report a case of a parathyroid adenoma measuring 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm and weighing 110 g; to our knowledge the greatest mass reported in the literature. Interestingly, despite its huge size it did not cause many of the hypercalcemic symptoms usually associated with larger adenomas, but rather it manifested with symptoms of local pressure, another unusual property of this atypical tumor.
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Enda McDermott, Niall O'Higgins, Arnold D K Hill, Dara Kavanagh, Colm Power

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E W McDermott
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 49
Arnold D K Hill
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 110