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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 793753, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/793753
Case Report

Spontaneous Resolution of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Parathyroid Adenoma

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 106 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
2The Endocrine Group, LLP, Albany, NY 12206, USA

Received 24 September 2012; Accepted 11 October 2012

Academic Editors: K. Iida, L. Mastrandrea, and Y. Moriwaki

Copyright © 2012 Sara J. Micale et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A 71 yo woman with primary hyperparathyroidism awaiting surgery because of significant hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria presented to the local emergency department with the chief complaints of discomfort in her neck, sore throat, and difficulty swallowing. She was found to be hypocalcemic with a calcium level of 8.1 mg/dL. She was seen by her endocrinologist three days later at which time serum calcium, iPTH, and serum phosphate levels were all within normal limits. Based on history and a series of ultrasounds the patient was diagnosed with spontaneous infarction of her parathyroid adenoma, which resulted in resolution of her primary hyperparathyroidism.