Category Archives: Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary, Chronic Renal Disease

44 years old / female with chronic renal disease, on dialysis, with persistently high parathyroid hormone levels and low calcium, with calcium deposits on right shoulder labeled as myositis ossificans on x-ray, negative sestamibi scan. With right shoulder deformity – … Continue reading

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Parathyroid and Parathyroid Adenoma

Parathyroids and Parathyroid Adenoma Just recently, I had a 48-year-old Filipina whom I diagnosed to have a hyperparathyroidism secondary to a parathyroid adenoma. She had an elevated serum calcium and parathyroid hormone assay. Parathyroid scintigraphy was able to detect and … Continue reading

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Parathyroids and Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroid and Hyperparathyroidism Normal parathyroid glands as seen during a thyroidectomy. The large arrow points to the superior parathyroid. The thinner arrow points to the inferior parathyroid. The forceps points toward the recurrent laryngeal nerve. The patient’s head is toward … Continue reading

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Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism is an excess of parathyroid hormone in the bloodstream due to overactivity of one or more of the body’s four parathyroid glands. These glands are about the size of a grain of rice and are located in your neck. … Continue reading

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