Parathyroid Case 3

Details on the Request Card

60 year old male. Previous 4 gland parathyroidectomy. However, raised calcium and PTH again.

Procedure

Early and late anterior images (top row) are compared with thyroid imaging below

scan image

Questions

1) Are there any abnormal areas of uptake?
2) How do you explain this in light of the given history?
3) What proportion of people have these?
4) What proportion of cases are due to malignant glands

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