Diagnosis and Management of Parathyroid Cysts: Description with Two Cases

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Aydogdu K., Sahin F., Incekara F., Findik G., Kaya S., Agackiran Y.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.16, no.4, pp.201-203, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ttd.2014.4140
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-203


Parathyroid cysts are unilocular, thin-walled cysts, and they are seen very rarely. Their formation mechanisms are not clear. They are usually localized in the cervical region, and mediastinal settlements are rare. They are usually asymptomatic, but cysts that have settled in the neck may be symptomatic, such as tracheal pressure symptoms. There are two types-namely, functional cysts and non-functional cysts-depending on their hormonal characteristics. There are still difficulties in the diagnosis, and they can be mistaken by thyroid pathology. Treatment is surgery. We discussed two cases of parathyroid cysts that we surgically excised.