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Parathyroid carcinoma

Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, MD, MPH
Andrew Arnold, MD
Section Editor
Marc K Drezner, MD
Deputy Editor
Jean E Mulder, MD


Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism, which is usually caused by a parathyroid adenoma and occasionally by primary parathyroid hyperplasia. Other rare causes are parathyroid cyst and ectopic secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) from a nonparathyroid tumor. (See "Pathogenesis and etiology of primary hyperparathyroidism".)

This topic will provide an overview of parathyroid carcinoma. Other aspects of primary hyperparathyroidism are discussed elsewhere.

(See "Primary hyperparathyroidism: Clinical manifestations".)

(See "Primary hyperparathyroidism: Diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and evaluation".)

(See "Primary hyperparathyroidism: Management".)

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