Journal of Cytology
Home About us Ahead of print Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online:522
  Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 223-225

Parathyroid carcinoma uncovering the enigma: Case report and review of literature

Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Ray
Anjali, 6/1 J, Raja Bagan Lane, P.O. - Ghugudanga, Kolkata - 700 030, West Bengal
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.86359

Rights and Permissions

Parathyroid carcinoma is a very rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. Pre-operative diagnosis remains a challenge. We report a case referred for a suspicious goiter with a poor general condition associated with hypercalcemia. Cytological findings attributed it to a possible parathyroid neoplasm that must be considered in the differential diagnosis of a nodular thyroid mass by the cytopathologist. Serum parathormone levels were correlated and the patient underwent surgery. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of parathyroid carcinoma. There can be a major pitfall, as it may appear indistinguishable from a benign adenoma.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded147    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal