What is parathyroid cancer?

Parathyroid cancer is a rare malignant tumour of the parathyroid glands that usually manifests with:

  • parathyroid crisis
  • very high levels of calcium and parathyroid hormone
  • a mass in the neck
  • extension into neighbouring structures
  • lymph node metastases
  • distant metastases
  • a lump in the neck
  • extension to the adjacent structures