Intrathymic parathyroid adenoma presenting with seizures
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences . Biomedical Sciences
Acta chirurgica Belgica. - Brussel, 1946 - 1996
, p. 51-53
University of Antwerp
A 59-year-old diabetic patient was admitted with loss of consciousness and convulsions. Hypercalcaemia and hypoglycaemia were discovered. Computed tomographic and technetium scans revealed a retrosternal paramedian nodule. Radical thymectomy was performed by median stemotomy. Diagnosis of intrathymic parathyroid adenoma was made. One year later the patient had good diabetes control without clinical symptoms.