Parathyroid adenoma

Case contributed by Dr Jenny Hoang


Primary hyperparathyroidism.


Parathyroid adenoma on the left inferior to the left lobe thyroid. It does not enhancement more than thyroid on the arterial phase, but washes out more than thyroid on the delayed phase. It is also low attenuation on the noncontrast phase to show that it is not a thyroid nodule.

Coronal images show the polar vessel.

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Case information

rID: 30419
Published: 8th Aug 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
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