Issue N# 3 - 2000
Non-functioning parathyroid cyst : a misleading affection
Authors : F. Braccini, J. P. Epron, C. Roux, K. Gabert, T. Richard-Vitton, D. Korchia, P. Dessi, J. M. Thomassin (Marseille)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2000;121,3:165-168.
Article published in french
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Though a rare lesion, non-functioning parathyroid cyst is of clinical signifiance because it usually mimics a thyroid nodule. The cyst can be ectopic in location and therefore constitutes a differential diagnosis to a bronchial or thymic cyst. Two recents cases of non-functioning parathyroid assay are reported. Needle puncture with estimation of the level of parathyroid hormone in the aspirate allows the diagnosis to be made before surgery.
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