Ectopic parathyroid adenoma

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson

Presentation

Mildly hyper-parathyroid.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male
CT

Elongated ovoid mass in the upper posterior mediastinum in a right para-esophageal 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.

Annotated image

Reference image.

Case Discussion

Norma thyroid, no parathyroid glands visualized 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: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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