An anatomic aberration and a surgical challenge: Mediastinal parathyroid adenoma anterior the pericardium. A case report.

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Summary of "An anatomic aberration and a surgical challenge: Mediastinal parathyroid adenoma anterior the pericardium. A case report."

Ectopic parathyroid glands occur in 6-16% of cases of PHPT and they constitute a potential cause of failed primary surgical therapy. In particular, aberrant adenomas located deeper in the mediastinum, as in the presented case, remain a severe challenge for the surgeons.


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Name: International journal of surgery case reports
ISSN: 2210-2612
Pages: 106-109


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