Styliani Laskou1, Konstantinos Sapalidis1*, Triantafyllia Koletsa2, Andreas Kontosis2, Ioannis Iakovou3, Fotini Spiroglou3, Aikaterini Amaniti1, Georgia Karayannopoulou2,Stelian Pantea4 and Isaak Kesisoglou1
13rd Surgical Department of Aristotle University AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
32nd Nuclear Medicine Department of Aristotle University AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
42nd Surgery Department, University of Timisoara, Romania
We report the extremely rare case of a giant double parathyroid adenoma. A 56- year-old female was admitted to hospital due to primary hyperparathyroidism. During the typical investigation a giant tumor of parathyroid origin was detected behind the right thyroid lobe. The patient underwent neck exploration with double parathyroidectomy and right thyroid lobectomy. Based on the histological findings, the diagnosis of giant double adenomas of the right superior and right inferior parathyroid glands was set, while the thyroid gland showed nodular goiter lesions. Primary hyperparathyroidism may be difficult to be recognized since most cases are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. Preoperative investigation can contribute to define the appropriate surgical strategy.
Primary hyperparathyroidism; Double parathyroid adenoma; Giant double parathyroid adenoma; Neck exploration; Parathyroidectomy
Laskou S, Sapalidis K, Koletsa T, Kontosis A, Iakovou I, Spiroglou F, et al. Giant Double Parathyroid Adenoma: A Case Report and a Mini Review. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3189..