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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is one of the rarest malignancies making approximately 0.005% of all cancers. It may arise sporadically or less commonly, in conjunction with genetic endocrine syndromes. Due to the rarity of the disease, no general consensus or definitive guidelines exist for its pre-operative diagnosis, management, or follow up. Surgical tumor removal is the gold standard treatment to prevent its recurrence. Parathyroid carcinoma has a high recurrence rate ranging from 40 to 60% in recent literature. We report a case of a seventy-year-old elderly female with locally advanced parathyroid carcinoma successfully surgically excised completely with a 3 year disease free survival period without adjuvant chemotherapy or radiotherapy.


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Annals of Medicine and Surgery

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