Mikael Häggström [notes 1]
Optionally for a comprehensive autopsy, or where there is suspicion of parathyroid pathology, an effort is made to find the parathyroid glands, and inspect them for general or focal hyper-/neoplasia.
Look for the main findings, which are:
- Hyperplastic glands, often nodular and asymmetric on inspection, and microscopy frequently show increased number of oxyphil cells.
- Parathyroid adenoma.
Serum calcium levels are generally elevated in patients with adenomas or hyperplastic glands containing large nodules, and often correlates with nephrosclerosis.
Location and histology of the parathyroid glands
Parathyroid adenoma, histology
Parathyroid adenoma, fine needle aspiration
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Åkerström, G.; Rudberg, C.; Grimelius, L.; Bergström, R.; Johansson, H.; Ljunghall, S.; Rastad, J. (1986). "Histologic parathyroid abnormalities in an autopsy series
". Human Pathology 17 (5): 520–527. doi:10.1016/S0046-8177(86)80043-0. ISSN 00468177.