Cystic parathyroid gland hyperplasia--hyperparathyroidism presenting as a neck mass.

@article{Fallon1982CysticPG,
  title={Cystic parathyroid gland hyperplasia--hyperparathyroidism presenting as a neck mass.},
  author={Michael D. Fallon and Jackie W Haines and Steven L Teitelbaum},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1982},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={104-7}
}
Hyperparathyroidism may occasionally present as a neck mass resulting from cystic change in a parathyroid adenoma. We report an unusual instance of hyperparathyroidism presenting as a palpable, but asymptomatic hyperplastic parathyroid gland cyst. We conclude that hyperplastic parathyroid glands may undergo cystic degeneration resulting in a palpable neck mass; and that all functional parathyroid gland cysts are not necessarily adenomas. Therefore, during parathyroidectomy procedures, biopsy… CONTINUE READING
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