J Korean Soc Radiol.  2015 Apr;72(4):282-286. 10.3348/jksr.2015.72.4.282.

Nonfunctioning Parathyromatosis after Endoscopic Thyroid Lobectomy via an Axillo-Breast Approach: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea. jcpark@cu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Parathyromatosis is characterized by multiple lesions of benign hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue in the neck or mediastinum. Parathyromatosis is caused by proliferation of embryonic remnant or seeding of parathyroid tissue after parathyroidectomy. Parathyromatosis is rare but is the common cause of recurrent hyperparathyroidism. We describe a unique case of non-functional parathyromatosis in a 16-year-old girl with a history of right thyroid lobectomy via an axillo-breast approach for a nonfunctioning parathyroid adenoma in the right side of the neck.


MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Female
Humans
Hyperparathyroidism
Mediastinum
Neck
Parathyroid Neoplasms
Parathyroidectomy
Thyroid Gland*
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