The mediastinal parathyroid.


Of 573 patients explored for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), parathyroid tissue was found in the mediastinum in 64 (11.2%). Age, sex, symptoms, gland mass, and pathologic diagnoses did not differ significantly from those of all PHP patients. Mean preoperative serum calcium values were higher for patients with mediastinal parathyroid tissue than for all… (More)