The routine approach for excision of a parathyroid adenoma is transcervical, but this approach is inadequate when the gland is located in the mediastinum. Traditionally, these cases have required a sternotomy or thoracotomy. We used a combined transcervical and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery approach to resect a parathyroid adenoma that extended to the middle mediastinum.
- Parathyroid neoplasms
- Thoracic surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine