A fluorodeoxyglucose avid mediastinal parathyroid adenoma masquerading as metastatic bladder cancer.


Journal Article

A 64-year old male with a prior medical history of bladder transitional cell carcinoma treated with a cystoprostatectomy and adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy 10 years earlier underwent a surveillance positron emission tomography (PET) scan that revealed a metabolically active 2-cm nodule in the superior mediastinum, anterior to the origin of the innominate artery. The lesion was removed due to concerns of metastatic disease using a cervical mediastinoscope. Final pathology revealed an ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma. The combination of the rare presentation, uncommon surgical approach and pathology makes this case unique.

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Cited Authors

  • Adewole, AD; Roman, SA; Kraev, AI; Kim, AW

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 514 - 515

PubMed ID

  • 22645294

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22645294

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1569-9285

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1569-9293

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/icvts/ivs232


  • eng