Parathyroid Gland Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology

  • Rema Rao
  • Rana S. HodaEmail author


  • Parathyroid glands are light yellow to brown and are small (about 2–7 mm). They tend to become prominent in pathological states, most commonly hyperparathyroidism. More than 80% of individuals have four parathyroid glands.

  • Parathyroid glands can be located within other organs, most commonly the thyroid gland, where they are found in the perithyroidal fat.


Parathyroid Gland Adenoma PT hyperplasia PTH 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineNew York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.CBLPathRye BrookUSA

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