Mediastinalt parathyroideacysteadenom--en sjaelden årsag til primaer hyperparatyroidisme

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Christina Gerlach Øgard, Steen Levin Nielsen, Henrik Jakobsen, Per Leth-Espensen, Henrik Vestergaard, Henrik Vestergaard

Parathyroid cysts located in the mediastinum are rare. They may be non-functioning or associated with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). We present a patient with persistent PHPT despite previous parathyroid surgery. Parathyroid scintigraphy with 99mTc sestamibi showed no focus with radioactivity retention, but MRI revealed a large parathyroid cystadenoma in the mediastinum, which was successfully removed. In general, MRI is not the first choice for parathyroid imaging, but when the adenoma is localized at ectopic sites, MRI is a good imaging modality.
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume168
Issue number35
Pages (from-to)2921-2
Number of pages2
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2006

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