Parathyroid Cyst: A Rare Diagnosis Of A Neck Swelling
Dr. Navneet Kaur, 407,
Gagan Vihar, Delhi-110051.
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Parathyroid cysts are rare clinical entities. They may mimic solitary thyroid nodules and frequently present as a clinical diagnostic problem. The case of a 43- year male is presented here, who had a left sided neck swelling which recurred after aspiration. The patient underwent excision of the swelling and the diagnosis of parathyroid cyst was established on the basis of the histopathological examination of the specimen. The diagnosis of parathyroid should be suspected in the case of any cystic anterior neck mass that yields a clear fluid on aspiration, especially if it is in the inferior position. The presence of elevated parathyroid levels in the fluid is diagnostic. Aspiration alone is curative in some cases.