Two case reports of parathyroid cyst

Shinji Takebayashi, Tomoyuki Haji, Ryusuke Hori, Atsushi Suehiro, Shinji Moriya, Nobuya Yagi, Hideaki Maeda

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Microcysts of the parathyroid gland are a common occurrence in the general population, but macroscopic parathyroid cysts of the neck are rare clinical entities. We report two cases of parathyroid cyst that extended to the mediastinum. Parathyroid cysts are classified as nonfunctional and functional. We discuss the clinical features of nonfunctioning and functioning parathyroid cyst. Fine needle aspiration biopsy with ultrasonography is a very useful technique for diagnosis and treatment. In the future, we would like to attempt extirpation of mediastinal tumor from the neck by endoscopy without thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalPractica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


Dive into the research topics of 'Two case reports of parathyroid cyst'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this