Lipothymoadenoma of the parathyroid Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenoma
  • Lipoma
  • Parathyroid Neoplasms
  • Thymoma

abstract

  • We describe the clinical and morphological features of a most unusual functional mediastinal tumor that combines features of thymolipoma and lipoadenoma of the parathyroid gland. The lesion was unique in that microscopic elements of benign thymic, adipose, and parathyroid tissue were admixed intimately in one partially encapsulated mass. To the best of our knowledge, there has not been a previous description of this tumor. It was excised from a 54-year-old woman with a 10-year history of persistent hyperparathyroidism. The controversial relationship of embryological malformation, hamartoma, and neoplasm is exemplified by this entity.

publication date

  • January 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8442674

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 312

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 117

number

  • 3