Title

A Rare Case of Severe Hypercalcemia Secondary to Atypical Parathyroid Cystic Adenoma with Negative Sestamibi Scan

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

1-31-2020

Keywords

hypercalcemia, primary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid sestamibi scan, parathyroid adenoma

Disciplines

Endocrine System Diseases | Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Internal Medicine | Radiology

Abstract

The two types of parathyroid cysts are functional and non-functional cysts. Cystic parathyroid lesions are a rare cause of hypercalcemia and often pose a diagnostic challenge due to the reduced detection on preoperative imaging studies. We, herein, present a rare case of an elderly female presenting to the emergency department with altered mental status associated with hypercalcemic crisis and a negative sestamibi scan. Following surgical resection, pathology revealed the diagnosis of cystic parathyroid adenoma and normalization of serum calcium levels.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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