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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Parathyroid Adenoma

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What are the complications of parathyroid adenoma ?

What are the complications of parathyroid adenoma ?

Many: If the adenoma produces extra parathyroid hormone, you can have high calcium concentration in your blood which can cause many symptoms and conseuquences including: constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, musle weakness/twiches, renal insufficiency, excessive urination and dehydration, kidney stone production, osteoporosis, memory loss, depression...It needs to be evaluated and taken seriously. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...Read more


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Can parathyroid adenoma reoccur?

Can parathyroid adenoma reoccur?

No: Once the adenoma is successfully surgically removed, it is gone but it is possible for another adenoma to develop on one of your remaining parathyroid gland (you usually have 4 glands). A blood test will tell if this is happening. ...Read more

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What is a parathyroid adenoma? Is it treatable?

What is a parathyroid adenoma? Is it treatable?

Parathyroid adenoma: It's basically a growth on your parathyroid gland. XS parathyroid hormones can cause constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, musle weakness/twiches, renal insufficiency, excessive urination and dehydration, kidney stone production, osteoporosis, memory loss, depression...It needs to be evaluated and taken seriously. Treatment is surgery if you can locate the adenoma. ...Read more

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I had a parathyroid adenoma removed and surgeon says another may need to be removed. Why wasn't it removed while he was in there?

Need it removed: There are 4 jparathyroid glands one of top and bottom of each thyroid lobe. If you were hypercalcemic and work up revealed an adenoma, removal will correct the problem. At the time of removal of the adenoma all remaining 3 glands had to be inspected to assure a second one was not left behind. If all were inspected and a 4th rmaining gland not identified it might be in the upper chest ...Read more

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How is a 0.7cm hyperechoic parathyroid adenoma treated? Too small to need removed? Could this be cause of palpable supraclavicular node? Mri this wed.

How is a 0.7cm hyperechoic parathyroid adenoma treated? Too small to need removed? Could this be cause of palpable supraclavicular node? Mri this wed.

Depends on bloodtest: The concern with parathyroid adenomas is they often produce too much parathyroid hormone which regulates calcium blood levels. Loss of bone density and high calcium levels result. Some adenomas only cause a slight increase and can be safely monitored with blood tests while others require surgical removal. Highly unlikely to be cause of node. ...Read more

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Ultrasound show mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule, parathyroid adenoma and or lymphadenopathy. Help..

Possible: Reason for cervical ultrasound is palpable nodule in mid neck. mild lymphadenopathy rarely of concern and question of parathyroid adenoma is usually just adjacent to upper or lower pole of thyroid. Essential to get throid scan to see if cold or functional nodule present. If cold nodule seen and on follow up it enlarges, then resection needed at which time nodes defined. ...Read more

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My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?

My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?

Specialists: These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle biopsy of the thyroid nodule and possibly a ct scan of the neck will be recommended. The radiologist will thoroughly review these images with the specialists. ...Read more