Skip to main content Accessibility help

Intravagal parathyroid adenoma

  • T. Takimoto (a1), Y. Okabe (a1), M. Ito (a1) and R. Umeda (a1)


An extremely rare case of intravagal parathyroid adenoma is presented. The tumour caused fusiform swelling of the left vagus nerve was shelled out. Post-operatively the left recurrent nerve palsy was recovered in the two months. Serum calcium level returned to normal on the tenth day after the surgical operation without symptoms of hypocalcaemia.


Corresponding author

Dr. T. Takimoto, Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University, 13–1 Takaramachi, Kanazawa 920, Japan


Hide All
Gilmour, J. R. (1941) Some developmental abnormalities of the thymus and parathyroids. Journal of Pathology, 52: 213218.
Lack, E. E., Delay, S. and Linnoila, I. (1988) Ectopic parathyroid tissue within the vagus nerve. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 112: 304306.
Reiling, R. B., Cady, B. and Clerkin, E. P. (1972) Aberrant parathyroid adenoma within vagus nerve. Lahey Clinic Bulletin, 21: 158162.
Thawley, S. E., Panje, W. R., Batsakis, J. G. and Lindberg, R. D. (1987) Comprehensive management of head and neck tumors, vol. 2, W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, pp. 16551656.

Intravagal parathyroid adenoma

  • T. Takimoto (a1), Y. Okabe (a1), M. Ito (a1) and R. Umeda (a1)


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.