Metastatic breast carcinoma to parathyroid adenoma on fine needle cytology sample: report of a case.

@article{Fulciniti2011MetastaticBC,
  title={Metastatic breast carcinoma to parathyroid adenoma on fine needle cytology sample: report of a case.},
  author={Franco Fulciniti and Luciano Pezzullo and Maria Grazia Chiofalo and Daniela Butera and Nunzia Simona Losito and Antonio Pasquale Tommaselli and Gerardo Botti},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={681-5}
}
Metastases to the thyroid gland diagnosed by means of fine needle cytology or by excision have been reported in the literature. To our knowledge, metastatic neoplasms to the parathyroid gland have never been described up to now. In this article, we introduce a rare case of metastatic breast carcinoma to a parathyroid adenoma in a 56-year-old woman, which clinically simulated a left thyroid nodule. The patient had a history of left breast carcinoma; the recent discovery of a palpable mass in the… CONTINUE READING