HAROLD O. SCHNEIDER, M.D.
Hyperparathyroidism is now a well established and adequately described condition, but some of its more unusual manifestations are not so well recognized. A recently observed case presented a profound deformity of the thoracic
cage, marked clubbing of the fingers, a large mass in the thyroid area which proved to be a cystic parathyroid adenoma, and an extraordinarily high serum calcium (29.0 mg. per cent). These features seemed uncommon enough to warrant reporting the case. The smooth postoperative course of the patient in the face of the exceedingly high serum calcium and large parathyroid tumor is also of interest.
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SCHNEIDER HO. A CASE OF HYPERPARATHYROIDISM WITH UNUSUAL DEFORMITY OF THE THORACIC CAGE(A CASE OF HYPERPARATHYROIDISM WITH UNUSUAL DEFORMITY OF THE THORACIC CAGE*). Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:357–369. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-2-357
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(2):357-369.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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