What is a
A parathyroid tumor is a growth inside a
parathyroid gland. Parathyroid tumors may
cause increased levels of parathyroid
hormones secreted by the parathyroid glands,
leading to hyperparathyroidism. Most
parathyroid tumors are benign (noncancerous)
adenomas. Cancers of the parathyroid are
What are symptoms
of a parathyroid tumor?
If the parathyroid tumor causes
hyperparathyroidism, symptoms may include:
of a parathyroid tumor may resemble other
conditions or medical problems. Consult a
physician for diagnosis.
Treatment for a
If the tumor causes hyperparathyroidism, the
tumor is surgically removed.