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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1997;14(2):459-466.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1997.14.2.459    Published online December 31, 1997.
A Case of Parathyroid Carcinoma with Systemic Calcification.
Heui Sik Kim, Chan Woo Lee, Sang Yiup Nam, Jin Chul Park, Ji Sang Yoon, Jae Chun Lee, Kyu Chang Won, Ihn Ho Cho, Tae Nyun Kim, Hyoung Woo Lee, Myung Soo Hyun, Hyun Woo Lee
1Department of Internal Medicine, Pohang St. Mary's Hospital, Pohang, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea.
Abstract
Hyperparathyroidism due to parathyroid cancer is rare. It is difficult to diagnose preoperatively but there should be an increased index of suspicion in those parathyroid Patient with palpable neck masses, profound hypercalcemia(greater than 14mg/dl), made increase of the parathyroid hormone level to greater than twice normal, and significant metabolic complications. In parathyroid cancer, systemic calcinosis is an extremely rare manifestation. The most common metastatic calcification site is lung and the other involved site is stomach, liver, skin and heart. After resection of parathyroid tumor, this systemic calcinosis is self-limiting. We experienced a patient with primary hyperparathyroidsm, presented with metastatic calcification in the lung and stomach disappeared by successful parathyroidectomy.
Key Words: Parathyroid cancer, Hypercalcemia, Systemic calcinosis


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