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Cure of hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy by sternotomy and removal of a mediastinal parathyroid adenoma.
  1. D. P. Rooney,
  2. A. I. Traub,
  3. C. F. Russell,
  4. D. R. Hadden
  1. Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


    Primary hyperparathyroidism is rarely reported during pregnancy but can cause significant maternal and neonatal morbidity. We report a case of hyperparathyroidism during pregnancy requiring a median sternotomy for resection of a mediastinal parathyroid adenoma. Surgery resulted in normalisation of serum calcium, resolution of symptoms, and prevented neonatal hypocalcaemia.

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