A Parathyroid Cyst; Often Neglected In The Differential Diagnosis Of Cystic Neck Swellings: A Case Report

Abstract

Parathyroid cysts are a rare cause of cystic swellings of the neck. They are usually non-functioning and predominate in middle age women. We report the case of an apparently healthy 17-year-old girl with a relatively large cystic left sided neck swelling of two years duration. Diagnosis of Parathyroid Cyst was obtained after surgical resection. The case history, intraoperative finding and pathology were presented, the pitfalls of diagnosis were highlighted and the condition was discussed with appropriate conclusions and recommendations.