Bilateral Giant Mediastinal Parathyroid Adenomas Presented With Severe Hypercalcemia: Report of a Case

Baris Bayraktar, Gokhan Demiral, Ibrahim Ali Ozemir, Onur Bayraktar, Mehmet Gokce Yilmabasar, Salih Boluk


Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common disorder of parathyroid gland and mostly results from parathyroid adenoma with the excess production of parathyroid hormone, usually causing hypercalcemia. This is the most common reason for surgical removal of parathyroid glands. It is mostly seen as single gland adenoma and bilaterality is very rare. In this study, we report a case of bilateral giant parathyroid adenomas represented with severe hypercalcemia, representing to our knowledge the largest masses to have been documented in the literature.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(3):167-170


Bilateral giant parathyroid adenomas; Hyperparathyroidism; Hypercalcemia

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