Parathyroid carcinoma in a child: an unusual case of an ectopically located malignant parathyroid gland with tumor invading the thymus.

@article{Fiedler2009ParathyroidCI,
  title={Parathyroid carcinoma in a child: an unusual case of an ectopically located malignant parathyroid gland with tumor invading the thymus.},
  author={Amy G. Fiedler and Christopher M. Rossi and Cynthia A. Gingalewski},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={1649-52}
}
Parathyroid carcinoma is exceptionally rare in children. Parathyroid carcinoma in the pediatric population most typically presents with significant hypercalcemia and a palpable neck mass. The authors report the seventh case of parathyroid carcinoma diagnosed in a child younger than 16 years. To our knowledge, this case is the first documented case, in the… CONTINUE READING