Parathyroid Carcinoma, Parathyroid Crisis and Hungry Bone Syndrome

  • Dayananda R Babu Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • Srijith T Prasad Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Keywords: Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Carcinoma, Parathyroid Crisis, Hungry Bone Syndrome

Abstract

Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare endocrine malignancy accounting for <1% of cases of sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and is associated with more severe clinical disease than its much more common benign counterpart, parathyroid adenoma. Clinical suspicion of a parathyroid cancer, therefore, should lead the surgeon to an aggressive initial operative approach as a complete resection of all malignant tissue at the time of initial surgery allows for the greatest likelihood of a cure. We report a case of parathyroid carcinoma induced parathyroid crisis with development of hungry bone syndrome in the postoperative period.

Author Biographies

Dayananda R Babu, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Professor & HOD, Department of Surgery

Srijith T Prasad, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Junior resident, Department of Surgery

Published
2020-12-21
How to Cite
Babu, D., & Prasad, S. (2020). Parathyroid Carcinoma, Parathyroid Crisis and Hungry Bone Syndrome. IMA Kerala Medical Journal, 13(4), 154-159. https://doi.org/10.52314/kmj.2020.v13i4.595