A Case Report on Parathyroid Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Dilemma

  • Farida Yasmin Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Sir Salimullah Medical College Campus, Mitford, Dhaka.
  • Hosne Ara Rahman Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Sir Salimullah Medical College Campus, Mitford, Dhaka.
  • Samira Sharmin Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Sir Salimullah Medical College Campus, Mitford, Dhaka.
  • Monir Uddin Department of Radiology and Imaging, Cumilla Medical College, Cumilla
Keywords: Hypercalcemia; Hyperparathyroidism; Parathyroid carcinoma

Abstract

Parathyroid Carcinoma is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. Pre-operative diagnosis remains a challenge. Here we report a case referred to us for suspicious goiter with hypercalcemia. Cytological findings suggested it to a possible thyroid mass rather than parathyroid neoplasm. Serum parathormone level was high and the patient underwent surgery. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of parathyroid carcinoma. A diagnostic approach to parathyroid neoplasm, combining multimodality imaging and clinico-pathologic features, is discussed. 

Bangladesh J. Nuclear Med. 21(2): 122-124, July 2018

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2019-08-05
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Yasmin, F., Rahman, H., Sharmin, S., & Uddin, M. (2019). A Case Report on Parathyroid Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Dilemma. Bangladesh Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 21(2), 122-124. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjnm.v21i2.40368
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Case Reports