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Case of Unusual Cyst in the Neck–Parathyroid Cyst

V. Sai Vishnupriyaa, G. Mohanapriya, S. Dhalapathy, S. Zahir Hussain, M.N. Kamaludeen

Citation Information : Sai Vishnupriyaa V, Mohanapriya G, Dhalapathy S, Zahir Hussain S, Kamaludeen M. Case of Unusual Cyst in the Neck–Parathyroid Cyst. 2014; 11 (1):25-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10088-11110

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 10-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Introduction Parathyroid cysts are rare lesions normally located in the neck and exceptionally in the mediastinum, in about 10% of the cases1. They are normally asymptomatic and frequently omitted in differential diagnosis of neck masses. It is still possible to cause compressive symptomatology, hyperparathyroidism, in addition to recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis. Cysts may be classified as functioning and nonfunctioning depending on the association with primary hyperparathyroidism; most of the cases are nonfunctioning. Its importance lies in the diagnostic difficulty; it is normally mistaken by thyroid pathology, meaning that it is normally diagnosed only in the surgical act. The purpose of the present study was to report a case of parathyroid cyst that simulated thyroid nodule, discussing diagnostic aspects.

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