Parathyroid gland

What is Parathyroid gland?

One of two small paired endocrine glands, superior and inferior, usually found embedded in the connective tissue capsule on the posterior surface of the thyroid gland; they secrete parathyroid hormone that regulates metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. The parenchyma is composed of chief and oxyphilic cells arranged in anastomosing cords. Inadvertent removal of all parathyroid glands, as during thyroidectomy, produces tetany and may be fatal in the absence of hormone replacement therapy.

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I have been having trouble swallowing , like a ball in my throat . I was at the hospital last night. They are wanting my to go get a thyriod scan...

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There are so many reasons for swallowing difficulty and thyroid swelling is one among the reasons. Parathyroid glands are 4 small glands...

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I have but one parathyroid left (after total thyroidectomy) and I have hyperparathyroidism PTH at 80, but also within normal range. Hypercalcemia...

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About hypercalcemia treatment;

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Hello dear Ines and thank you for asking!
I have gone through your concern carefully...

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Weight 125 pounds, Height 5'2", blood presure102/74mm HG, heart rate 94bpm. Lab result, calcium=13.1mg/dL(8.9-10.1mg/dL) Phosphorus =...

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Needs work up and management accordingly

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Dear Doctor, Two weeks ago I had a 1.2gram growth on the parathyroid removed. My surgeon told me it was 400 times the size of the average cyst on a...

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