An unusual case of parathyroid adenoma is presented. This adenoma presented as a rapidly expanding neck mass in a normocalcemic patient. It was located far laterally in the neck, in association with the internal jugular vein and with a branchial cleft cyst. This case provides an unusual presentation of parathyroid adenoma. It also provides an elegant demonstration of developmental anatomy as well as the mechanism of parathyroid ectopia in the lateral aspect of the neck.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121:113-115)
Redleaf MI, Walker WP, Alt LP. Parathyroid Adenoma Associated With a Branchial Cleft Cyst. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121(1):113–115. doi:10.1001/archotol.1995.01890010089016
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: