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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-49

Giant parathyroid adenoma presenting as neck swelling: A rare case report


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, AIIMS, Bathinda, Punjab, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Amanjot Kaur
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, AIIMS, Bathinda, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/SJOH.SJOH_28_20

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The normal weight of parathyroid gland lies between 50 and 70 mg. Any adenoma weighing more than 3.5 g is labeled giant parathyroid adenoma. It forms a distinct clinical entity in terms of difficulty in differentiation from parathyroid carcinoma and more aggressive postoperative management due to higher chances of postoperative hypocalcemia. We present the case report of a 35-year-old woman presenting with multiple fractures and neck swelling which was diagnosed as giant parathyroid adenoma and managed by parathyroidectomy.


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