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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist|
|State||Published - 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology