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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery
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  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
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Citation: Clin Surg. 2019;4(1):2454.Case Report | Open Access

Case Report: Camouflaged Parathyroid Adenocarcinoma

Hongtao Cao and Weibin Wang

Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China

*Correspondance to: Weibin Wang 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.2454


Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare malignancy with an increasing incidence from 3.58 to 5.73 per 10 million people according to SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) from the year of 1988-2003. Most patients are characterized by the presence of severe primary hyperparathyroidism, especially hypercalcemia, while patients with normal level of serum calcium are extremely rare. Unfortunately, patients free of hypercalcemia are usually diagnosed at a later stage and suffer from a rather poor prognosis. Hence, preoperative suspicion of malignancy is of great importance. We describe a patient with non-hypercalcemia parathyroid carcinoma, whose preoperative ultrasound suggests that the tumor is located inside the thyroid gland, which is very confusing. We would like to share this case to raise more attention and vigilant for better diagnosis.


Parathyroid adenocarcinoma; Non-hypercalcemia; Ultrasonography; Pathology; Surgical treatment

Cite the article

Cao H, Wang W. Case Report: Camouflaged Parathyroid Adenocarcinoma. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2454.

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