Intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma

  • Jonette M. Bartlett
  • Thanh D. Hoang
  • Alfred F. Shwayhat


Intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma poses a diagnostic challenge when pre-operative localization of the adenoma is desired to guide a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Ultrasound-guided fie needle aspiration (UG-FNA) can be used to identify the target tissue. We report a case in which UG-FNA of an intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma confimed abnormal parathyroid tissue in a 44 year-old patient who underwent previous bilateral neck exploration which failed to correct her hyperparathyroidism.

Jul 2, 2015
How to Cite
BARTLETT, Jonette M.; D. HOANG, Thanh; SHWAYHAT, Alfred F.. Intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, july 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2018. doi:


intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma, hyperparathyroidism, ultrasound-guided fie needle aspiration