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Parathyroid gland

Hyperparathyroidism

Tertiary hyperparathyroidism


Reviewer: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 February 2013, last major update January 2013
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Autonomous parathyroid hyperplasia/adenoma arising from secondary hyperparathyroidism
● Often detected after hemodialysis or transplantation corrects the renal disease

Treatment
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● Surgical excision

Gross description
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● 10-40x increase in parathyroid mass

Micro description
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● Marked hyperplasia, with predominance of chief cells and abundance of oxyphil cells (Hum Pathol 1985;16:772)

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