Diagnostic and therapeutic review of cystic parathyroid lesions.

  title={Diagnostic and therapeutic review of cystic parathyroid lesions.},
  author={Nikolaos Pontikides and Spyros Karras and A. Kaprara and Angeliki Demetrio Cheva and Argyrios Doumas and Dimitrios Botsios and Aris Moschidis and Elias Efthimiou and John S. Wass and Gerasimos E. Krassas},
  volume={11 4},
BACKGROUND Parathyroid cysts (PC) are uncommon entities in routine clinical practice. The vast majority are nonfunctioning and are commonly present as asymptomatic nodular cervical lesions. PC should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an asymptomatic neck mass. Large PC can manifest with compressive symptoms of the surrounding tissues. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to describe nine new cases of PC and review the current literature regarding the clinical presentation, the… CONTINUE READING


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