Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Secondary chief cell hyperplasia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/parathyroidsecondary.html. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
Definition / general
- Gland may be normal sized with microscopic hypercellularity or be grossly enlarged
- Hyperplasia due to reduced mean serum calcium level
- "Secondary" is based on historical, chemical and laboratory findings (not due to primary alteration in PTH)
Microscopic (histologic) images
- Adenoma: rim of normal, nonhyperplastic tissue around the mass and at least one normal parathyroid gland