Synchronous parathyroid adenoma and thyroid papillary carcinoma: A case report

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A 51-year-old female patient presented with atypical chest pain, laryngo-oesophageal reflux, increased levels of serum calcium and parathyroid hormone. Ultrasonography showed a multinodular goiter with a prominent solid nodule in the lower left thyroid lobe and a solid hypoechoic nodule outside this area. Tc99m-sestamibi parathyroid scintigraphy was performed to investigate a primary hyperparathyroidism, revealing an area with increased uptake in the lower left thyroid lobe and another area with marked uptake lower than this level. Thyroid scintigraphy with 99mTc showed a cold nodule of the left lower pole. FNA of the thyroid nodule was positive for papillary carcinoma later verified by postoperative histopathology. This case underlines the need for a clinical high index of suspicion for synchronous hyperparathyroidism and thyroid cancer. © 2009 Iakovou et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Iakovou, I. P., Konstantinidis, I. E., Chrisoulidou, A. I., & Doumas, A. S. (2009). Synchronous parathyroid adenoma and thyroid papillary carcinoma: A case report. Cases Journal, 2(11). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1626-2-9121

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