A nonfunctioning parathyroid carcinoma misdiagnosed as a follicular thyroid nodule

  title={A nonfunctioning parathyroid carcinoma misdiagnosed as a follicular thyroid nodule},
  author={Filomena Cetani and Gianluca Frustaci and Liborio Torregrossa and Silvia Magno and Fulvio Basolo and Alberto Campomori and Paolo Miccoli and Claudio Marcocci},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is a rare endocrine malignancy. The tumor is mostly functioning, causing severe primary hyperparathyroidism, with high serum calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. Nonfunctioning PC is extremely rare. We report a 50-year-old male patient who was referred to our Department for a right thyroid nodule, incidentally detected on carotid Doppler ultrasound scan, with a fine-needle aspiration cytology showing a follicular lesion. At the time of our evaluation, neck… CONTINUE READING
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