Hyperfunctioning parathyroid carcinoma presenting as acute pancreatitis in pregnancy

H. M. Hess, J. Dickson, H. E. Fox

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Hyperparathyroidism during pregnancy is an uncommon condition. Several case reports and literature reviews in the last 2 decades have reported only benign tumors but have demonstrated that this disease is associated with significant neonatal morbidity and mortality as well as maternal morbidity. Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare disease entity associated with a much more severe course and prognosis than parathyroid adenomas; it has not been reported in a pregnant woman. The authors report here a case of a hyperfunctioning parathyroid carcinoma that presented as acute pancreatitis in pregnancy. The details of the case management and outcome in both the patient and infant are discussed. A summary of the literature on the findings and management of parathyroid carcinoma is also discussed in relation to this case report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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