Ectopic parathyroid adenoma

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


Mildly hyper-parathyroid.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Elongated ovoid mass in the upper posterior mediastinum in a right para-oesophageal location at the T1/2 level, measuring 19 mm in superoinferior extent and 7.6 x 4.7 mm in the axial plane. This is compatible with an ectopic parathyroid adenoma.

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Reference image.

Case Discussion

Norma thyroid, no parathyroid glands visualised in normal location.

Not identified prospectively. SPECT scan triggered review of initial CT.

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Case information

rID: 25631
Published: 1st Nov 2013
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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