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Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome

Kelvin Feng, Karin Steinke .

Abstract
Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare endocrine malignancy causing less than 1% of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism. It is difficult to treat, with en-bloc resection being the only curative treatment. Recurrence with distant metastases is common, but no standard treatment currently exists beyond surgery. Adjuvant therapies such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy offer little benefit.

We present the case of a 63-year-old man with bilateral pulmonary metastases from parathyroid carcinoma that caused hyperparathyroidism with consequent refractory hypercalcaemia. After lung microwave ablation performed on all four pulmonary metastases, the patient remained normocalcaemic with a normal parathyroid hormone level at 13 months’ follow-up. Thermal ablation may offer a long-term palliative option in managing refractory hypercalcaemia in patients with unresectable metastatic parathyroid carcinoma.

Key words: Parathyroid carcinoma, microwave ablation, thermal ablation, hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcaemia


 
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Feng K, KS, . Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma


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Feng K, KS, . Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=123730 [Access: March 12, 2021]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma


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Feng K, KS, . Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma



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Feng K, KS, . Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma



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Feng, K., , K. S. & (2021) Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma



Turabian Style

Feng, Kelvin, Karin Steinke, and . 2021. Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma



Chicago Style

Feng, Kelvin, Karin Steinke, and . "Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome." doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Feng, Kelvin, Karin Steinke, and . "Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome." doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Feng, K., , K. S. & (2021) Microwave Ablation of Pulmonary Metastases from Parathyroid Carcinoma Achieving Normocalcaemia in a Case of Symptomatic Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumour Syndrome. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Microwave-Ablation-Pulmonary-Metastases-from-Parathyroid-Carcinoma