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June 16, 1969

Acute Intermittent Hyperparathyroidism With Hemorrhage Into a Parathyroid Adenoma

Author Affiliations

From the McCrary-Rost Clinic, Lake City, Iowa.

JAMA. 1969;208(11):2160-2161. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160110132027

Emergency parathyroidectomy effected a successful cure of a patient with severe hypercalcemia due to acute hyperparathyroidism. This patient experienced a spontaneous remission of probable acute hyperparathyroidism nine months prior to surgery. It is noted that painful hemorrhage into a parathyroid adenoma coincident with the clinical symptoms of acute hypercalcemia is exceedingly rare.