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Case 4.2.1 Parathyroids


Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with a well defined hypoechoic vascularized parathyroid mass with cystic changes
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with cystic changes
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Inferior parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Inferior parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Lobulated inferior parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with a hypervascularized mass in the right inferior parathyroid gland
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with a lobulated vascularized mass caudal to the left thyroid lobe
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with a vascularized mass with cystic spaces
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with cystic spaces
Benign lesions:
Enlarged parathyroid gland with cystic spaces
Benign lesions:
Large inferior parathyroid adenoma with cystic changes
Benign lesions:
Multiple enlarged parathyroid glands left and right
Benign lesions:
Multiple enlarged parathyroid glands left and right
Benign lesions:
Ectopic intrathyroid adenoma in the isthmus
Malignant lesions:
Parathyroid lesion that after operation proved to be an atypical parathyroid adenoma or equivocal carcinoma
Malignant lesions:
Parathyroid carcinoma
Pitfalls:
Large parathyroid mass that was interpreted as a large parathyroid adenoma, but that proved to be a parathyroid carcinoma
Pitfalls:
Biopsy proven benign thyroid adenoma mimicking a parathyroid adenoma
Pittfalls:
Metastatic lymphe node in a patient with esophagus carcinoma mimicking an enlarged parathyroid gland
Pittfalls:
Enlarged paratracheal lymphe nodes in a patient with thyreoiditis that can be mistaken for the paratyroid gland
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with a well defined hypoechoic vascularized parathyroid mass with cystic changes
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with cystic changes
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Inferior parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Inferior parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Lobulated inferior parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with a hypervascularized mass in the right inferior parathyroid gland
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with a lobulated vascularized mass caudal to the left thyroid lobe
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with a vascularized mass with cystic spaces
Benign lesions:
Parathyroid adenoma with cystic spaces
Benign lesions:
Enlarged parathyroid gland with cystic spaces
Benign lesions:
Large inferior parathyroid adenoma with cystic changes
Benign lesions:
Multiple enlarged parathyroid glands left and right
Benign lesions:
Multiple enlarged parathyroid glands left and right
Benign lesions:
Ectopic intrathyroid adenoma in the isthmus
Malignant lesions:
Parathyroid lesion that after operation proved to be an atypical parathyroid adenoma or equivocal carcinoma
Malignant lesions:
Parathyroid carcinoma
Pitfalls:
Large parathyroid mass that was interpreted as a large parathyroid adenoma, but that proved to be a parathyroid carcinoma
Pitfalls:
Biopsy proven benign thyroid adenoma mimicking a parathyroid adenoma
Pittfalls:
Metastatic lymphe node in a patient with esophagus carcinoma mimicking an enlarged parathyroid gland
Pittfalls:
Enlarged paratracheal lymphe nodes in a patient with thyreoiditis that can be mistaken for the paratyroid gland
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