Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 215--217

Ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the carotid sheath


Maisoon El Hemri1, Abdulwahab M Elbarsha2, Rafik R Elmehdawi2 
1 Department of Medicine, Benghazi Medical Center, Benghazi, Libya
2 Department of Medicine, Benghazi Medical Center; Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rafik R Elmehdawi
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Benghazi, Benghazi
Libya

Parathyroid adenomas can be found in various ectopic positions including the carotid sheath. We report a 52-year-old Libyan woman who presented with neck mass and a fragility fracture. Her serum Calcium was elevated (14.3 mg/dl), as well as her parathyroid hormone (1202 pg/ml). Technetium-99m-sestamibi scan showed a large localized parathyroid adenoma at the upper lateral left aspect of the neck just below the left submandibular gland. The patient underwent surgical resection, and the histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma. The rarity of the ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the carotid sheath led to a delayed diagnosis of this case. Therefore, ectopic parathyroid adenoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of masses that arise from the carotid sheath.


How to cite this article:
El Hemri M, Elbarsha AM, Elmehdawi RR. Ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the carotid sheath.Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci 2018;10:215-217


How to cite this URL:
El Hemri M, Elbarsha AM, Elmehdawi RR. Ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the carotid sheath. Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 11 ];10:215-217
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