Case 243

Surgical Pathology Case


  50-year-old female, history of hypercalcemia, radioscan revealed uptake with the right inferior pole of the thyroid. Resection or right inferior parathyroid.



The specimen consists of one pink-red encapsulated nodule measuring 2.0 1.0 0.6 cm and weighs 0.99 grams. The specimen is bisected and reveals a homogeneously pink and red soft cut surface.

  Capsule Cut surface

HE, 2

HE, 4


HE, 10

HE, 20


HE, 20

HE, 40


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Source: Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Photo: Zenggang Pan

Discussion: Zenggang Pan