Volume 30, Number 4 (12-2006)                   Research in Medicine 2006, 30(4): 377-379 | Back to browse issues page


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Salehian M, Mehrdad M, Moghimi M, Hosseinzadeh Malek M. Giant parathyroid adenoma presenting with bone pain. Research in Medicine. 2006; 30 (4) :377-379
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Primary hyperparathyroidism is a quite frequent disorder however, giant parathyroid adenoma is a rare entity. We described a 39-year old woman presenting with lower extremities bone pain within the recent 3 years. She had been receiving levothyroxin during the past 10 years due to hypothyroidism, meanwhile, she had a bulge right thyroid lobe. Laboratory examinations revealed she was euthyroid, however, scanning showed parathyroid adenoma. During surgery, an adenoma measured 2×3×6cm, weighted 22gr was resected. Giant parathyroid adenoma present with non-characteristic symptoms, thus, routine laboratory measurements including serum calcium and phosphorous should be proposed for suspected individuals. .
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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2007/09/30

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