Location, number and morphology of parathyroid glands: results from a large anatomical series

@article{Lappas2012LocationNA,
  title={Location, number and morphology of parathyroid glands: results from a large anatomical series},
  author={Dimitrios Lappas and George Noussios and Panagiotis Anagnostis and Fotini Adamidou and Antonios Chatzigeorgiou and Panagiotis Skandalakis},
  journal={Anatomical Science International},
  year={2012},
  volume={87},
  pages={160-164}
}
Surgical management of parathyroid gland disease may sometimes be difficult, due mainly to the surgeon’s failure to successfully detect parathyroids in unusual locations. The records of 942 cadavers (574 men and 368 women) who underwent autopsy in the Department of Forensic Medicine in Athens during the period 1988–2009 were reviewed. In total, 3,796 parathyroid glands were resected and histologically verified. Parathyroid glands varied in number. In 47 cases (5 %), one supernumerary (fifth… Expand
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