Diagnosi e trattamento del carcinoma paratiroideo funzionante a proposito di un caso ad esordio clinico acuto

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnosis and treatment of functioning parathyroid carcinoma: Report of a case with severe hypercalcemia

F. Ferrario, R. Piantanida, G. Spriano, A. Macchi, R. Pellini

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A case of parathyroid carcinoma, admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for coma, is described. Following the detection of severe hypercalcemia and of a cervico-mediastinal mass, surgical procedure had to be planned as an emergency: the operation was then performed within the first 24 hours. The postoperative evolution showed a dramatic improvement in general conditions and the calcium values dropped within the range of normality in six days. Personal experience and a literature review about the parathyroid carcinoma are discussed.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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