RICHARD N. FROHNER, M.D.; JOHN C. WOLGAMOT, M.D.
In 1925 the first parathyroid adenoma was removed for the treatment of hyperparathyroidism.1 Since then approximately 600 cases have been reported. The occurrence of the disease in the same family has been described only three times: once in two siblings,2 once in father and daughter,3 and once in cousins.4 This report describes five cases in siblings. Each patient had all the criteria of the primary disease; each patient was operated on and found to have one or more parathyroid adenomas.
Case 1. A 25 year old married female was seen on August 5, 1947, complaining of pain in
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FROHNER RN, WOLGAMOT JC. PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM: FIVE CASES IN ONE FAMILY(PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM: FIVE CASES IN ONE FAMILY*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:765–773. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-4-765
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(4):765-773.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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