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January 1995

Parathyroid Adenoma Associated With a Branchial Cleft Cyst

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Dr Redleaf) and Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Dr Alt), Iowa City, and the Department of Pathology, Keesler (Miss) US Air Force Medical Center (Dr Walker). Dr Redleaf is now with the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Chicago (Ill) Medical Center.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121(1):113-115. doi:10.1001/archotol.1995.01890010089016

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)