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Challenges in the Management of Parathyroid Cyst: A Mini-review

Lynnette RL Tan, Lau WL Joel, Bengt Fredrik Petersson

Keywords : Cyst, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid

Citation Information : Tan LR, Joel LW, Petersson BF. Challenges in the Management of Parathyroid Cyst: A Mini-review. World J Endoc Surg 2021; 13 (1):20-23.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1312

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Parathyroid cysts are exceedingly uncommon but should remain a differential in the evaluation of a patient with a cystic neck lump. Case reports in the literature are few and far between and there are no universally defined guidelines as to the diagnosis and management of this condition. In this paper, we review the existing literature regarding the epidemiology, etiology, and clinical presentation of parathyroid cysts. We evaluate the existing diagnostic modalities, discuss their benefits and limitations, and discuss key considerations in the management of this little-known condition.

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