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Is it easy to feel for a parathyroid tumour? How can you tell a tumour from a lymph node?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Rare

Parathyroid tumors are rarely large enough to be palpable.
They are behind skin, fat, 3 layers of muscle, and your thyroid gland, making them quite difficult to detect by hand.

In brief: Rare

Parathyroid tumors are rarely large enough to be palpable.
They are behind skin, fat, 3 layers of muscle, and your thyroid gland, making them quite difficult to detect by hand.
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not palpated

Parathyroid glands are located behind the thyroid gland and are small.
They cannot be detected by palpation. Lymph nodes are located in specific sites and are pea size and firm texture. However remember tumors can occur in lymph nodes and are suspected when unusually large and hard.

In brief: Not palpated

Parathyroid glands are located behind the thyroid gland and are small.
They cannot be detected by palpation. Lymph nodes are located in specific sites and are pea size and firm texture. However remember tumors can occur in lymph nodes and are suspected when unusually large and hard.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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