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September 18, 1981

Multiple Parathyroid Adenomas

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Carnevale and Samson) and Pathology (Dr Bennett), Jacobi Hospital and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, New York.

JAMA. 1981;246(12):1332-1334. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03320120036023
Abstract

Multiple parathyroid adenomas have been an unusual cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. Contralateral neck exploration might not be required if normal microscopic features are seen in the ipsilateral gland where an adenoma was found. We have treated four consecutive patients with multiple parathyroid adenomas and reemphasize the principle of thorough bilateral neck exploration. Excision of only the enlarged parathyroid glands was performed; subtotal parathyroidectomy has not been required.

(JAMA 1981;246:1332-1334)

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