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May 1953


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Baylor University Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1953;66(5):695-697. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260030714022

DURING the past 25 years, primary hyperparathyroidism due to hypersecretion by one or more true adenomas of the parathyroid glands has become a well-founded disease entity. From the literature it is evident that up to the present there have been well over 500 such cases reported. In addition, there have recently been very excellent and complete reviews of the literature on parathyroid adenoma.1

The following is a case report of a parathyroid adenoma discovered early in the disease process, with primarily neurologic symptoms.

REPORT OF A CASE  R. M., a 31-year-old white man, entered the Baylor University Hospital surgical clinic in September, 1951, with a complexity of complaints of four months' duration. The family and past history were essentially noncontributory. The most predominant symptoms were the sensation that he constantly had a lump in his throat which interfered slightly with swallowing and that he had a sensation in his neck

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