Familial isolated primary hyperparathyroidism with double adenoma

Emad Kandil, Haytham H. Alabbas, Ying W. Lum, Anthony P. Tufaro

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Familial hyperparathyroidism includes the diagnoses of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, type 2A, and familial isolated primary hyperparathyroidism. Familial isolated primary hyperparathyroidism is a rare, distinct form of familial primary hyperparathyroidism, mainly due to four-gland hyperplasia or single-gland adenoma. We describe our success in treating a 24-year-old woman with familial isolated primary hyperparathyroidism with resection of double adenoma, using the guide of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) monitoring. Familial isolated primary hyperparathyroidism usually presents with four-gland hyperplasia or single-gland adenoma. However, double adenoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Using intraoperative parathyroid hormone levels and minimal-access surgery in familial isolated primary hyperparathyroidism may be promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-238
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Familial hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid diseases
  • Parathyroid glands
  • Parathyroid neoplasm
  • Parathyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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