ISSN : 1301-5680
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Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Hyperparathyroidsm induced by heterotopic parathyroid adenoma in the anterior mediastinum
Woo Surng Lee1, Yo Han Kim1, Song Am Lee2, Hyun Keun Chee2, Jae Joon Hwang2
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Chungju-si, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea
1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Chungju-si, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea
2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Konkuk University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8730
Mediastinum-located ectopic parathyroid glands which are rarely seen do not need to be resected in most cases. The most common indication for resection of ectopic parathyroid glands is primary hyperparathyroidism. Approximately 25% of all parathyroid tumors associated with primary hyperparathyroidism are located in the mediastinum and almost all of these tumors can be removed through a cervical approach. However, 2% of the mediastinal tumors require a transthoracic approach for their removal. In this article, we report a 60-year-old female case who had an anterior mediastinal parathyroid adenoma and presented with hyperparathyroidism which required a median sternotomy.
Keywords : Hiperparatiroidi; mediasten; paratiroid adenoma
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