Parathyroid cysts (PCs) are rare pathologies and are typically non-functional (do not secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH)). The aetiology of PCs is highly debated, and management is complex. We present a unique case of a parathyroid adenoma contained within a functional PC and highlight the limitations of intraoperative PTH monitoring during the surgical resection of functional PCs.
- nose and throat
- endocrine system
- nose and throat/otolaryngology
- calcium and bone
- thyroid disease
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Contributors JCN, RC, CM, DB and JG all contributed to this article in terms of conception, initial drafting, editing and review. It was a collaborative effort amongst the entire team and all authors were instrumental in its creation.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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