Parathyroid carcinoma in a dialysis patient.


A 75-year-old woman who had been receiving dialysis for 3 years and had a long history of chronic renal failure attributable to reflux nephropathy was investigated for progressive hypercalcemia in the context of very high intact parathormone (iPTH) levels. Imaging showed two functional parathyroid glands in the neck. At parathyroidectomy, four variously… (More)


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