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it'd be possible that a parathyroid gland be so enlarged to interfere with swallowing?

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Dr. Niketu Patel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Rare: A parathyroid gland is the size of a grain of rice. Quite small by all accounts. If it is enlarged, it would have to be "massive" to cause a problem. See a good head and neck surgeon with expertise in parathyroid gland surgery for their opinion.

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