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Recurrent Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Diagnostic Challenge in a Supernumerary Intrathyroidal Dormant Adenoma

Frédéric Sebag, Aoife Lowery, Charles Vanbrugghe, Claudio Golffier, Jean Francois Henry

Citation Information : Sebag F, Lowery A, Vanbrugghe C, Golffier C, Henry JF. Recurrent Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Diagnostic Challenge in a Supernumerary Intrathyroidal Dormant Adenoma. World J Endoc Surg 2015; 7 (2):39-43.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1165

Published Online: 01-08-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism is a rare entity and presents a significant surgical challenge.

Presentation of case

We present the case of a 53-year-old female with recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism, which was caused by the very rare occurrence of a metachronous parathyroid adenoma in a supernumerary intrathyroidal parathyroid.

Discussion

This unique case highlights the challenges that arise in the evaluation of recurrent hyperparathyroidism in which even a thorough preoperative evaluation including radiographic, nuclear medicine studies and fine needle aspiration cytology did not facilitate a definitive preoperative diagnosis.

Conclusion

The management approach for these patients requires meticulous planning, experience and appropriate use of intraoperative adjuncts to guide surgical strategy.

How to cite this article

Lowery A, Vanbrugghe C, Golffier C, Sebag F, Henry JF. Recurrent Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Diagnostic Challenge in a Supernumerary Intrathyroidal Dormant Adenoma. World J Endoc Surg 2015;7(2):39-43.


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