Ectopic Mediastinal Parathyroid Adenoma Excision via Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Approach: A Case Report

  • Bilal Umair CMH RAWALPINDI
  • sohail saqib CMH Rawalpindi
  • muhammad rashid husnain
  • Farhan
  • Raheel
Keywords: Ectopic, Parathyroid adenoma, Thoracoscopy


Ectopic parathyroid adenomas can be a cause of recurrent and refractory hyperparathyroidism. Majority of parathyroid adenomas are located in the neck region, however in very few cases they are located within the mediastinum. In such cases excision via cervical approach is not possible and it becomes a diagnostic as well as surgical challenge. Excision via thoracoscopic approach is a preferred approach in this regard. Here we represent a case of ectopic parathyroid adenoma embedded within thymus gland which underwent surgical excision via thoracoscopic approach.

Key words: Ectopic, Parathyroid adenoma, Thoracoscopy

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