Carcinoma of the parathyroid gland: is it overdiagnosed?. A report of three cases

Peter Mckeown, William C. McGarity, Charles W. Sewell

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Abstract

The true incidence of carcinoma of the parathyroid gland is probably about 1 percent of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism. Overreporting may occur if the diagnosis is based on histologic appearances alone because the histologic criteria are less than definitive. Carcinoma of the parathyroid gland, if diagnosed early and treated with adequate surgical excision, is associated with a satisfactory long-term prognosis. However, the possibility of distant metastases or locally recurrent disease is not necessarily excluded by a prolonged interval of disease-free status, and the physician should continue to follow the patient on a regular basis by physical examination and routine serum calcium analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-298
Number of pages7
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume147
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Parathyroid Glands
Carcinoma
Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Physical Examination
Neoplasm Metastasis
Calcium
Physicians
Incidence
Serum
Medical Overuse

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Carcinoma of the parathyroid gland : is it overdiagnosed?. A report of three cases. / Mckeown, Peter; McGarity, William C.; Sewell, Charles W.

In: The American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 147, No. 2, 01.01.1984, p. 292-298.

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Mckeown, Peter ; McGarity, William C. ; Sewell, Charles W. / Carcinoma of the parathyroid gland : is it overdiagnosed?. A report of three cases. In: The American Journal of Surgery. 1984 ; Vol. 147, No. 2. pp. 292-298.
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