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A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
Otorinolaringologia 2010 December;60(4):253-6
Syncronous parathyroid adenoma, papillary thyroid carcinoma and follicular thyroid adenoma: case report
Mevio E., Mullace M., Cazzaniga M., Ballabio G.
1 Unità Operativa di Otorinolaringoiatria, Ospedale Fornaroli, Magenta, Pavia, Italia
2 Unità Operativa di Anatomia Patologica, Ospedale Fornaroli, Magenta, Pavia, Italia
The coexistence of thyroid disease in cases of primary hyperparathyroidism is a well-known fact. Of particular interest is the presence of synchronous thyroid tumors in case of parathyroid adenoma. This event occurs in varying percentages in different series from 2% to about 8% of cases. There is no reliable explanation of the cause of the association of disease even if recently argued a possible shortfall of anticancer immune responses. The authors present a case of parathyroid adenoma associated with the presence of plurifocal papillary thyroid carcinoma and follicular adenoma.