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Surgery Today

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 809–811 | Cite as

Parathyroid Adenoma Manifested by Mediastinal Hemorrhage: Report of a Case

  • Jun Nakajima
  • Shinichi Takamoto
  • Makoto Tanaka
  • Eriho Takeuchi
  • Tomohiro Murakawa
  • Hiroshi Kitagawa
  • Masashi Fukayama
Case Reports

Abstract.

Acute mediastinal hemorrhage is rarely caused by a rupture of mediastinal neoplasms. We herein report a 70-year-old man who presented with mediastinal parathyroid adenoma manifested by the sudden onset of mediastinal bleeding. Preoperatively, he showed no symptoms or complications associated with hypercalcemia. No particular findings were found in the thorax except for a small nodule in the upper mediastinum. The nodule was resected through a collar incision, and pathohistology showed a parathyroid adenoma, with an intracapsular hemorrhage.

Key words Parathyroid neoplasm Mediastinal disease Hemorrhage Adenoma Thoracic surgery 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Nakajima
    • 1
  • Shinichi Takamoto
    • 1
  • Makoto Tanaka
    • 1
  • Eriho Takeuchi
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Murakawa
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Kitagawa
    • 2
  • Masashi Fukayama
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery andJP
  2. 2. Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, JapanJP

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