[Chronic hyperplastic parathyroiditis: the anatomico-clinical and pathogenetic aspects]

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 1991 Sep-Oct;11(5):505-9.
[Article in Italian]


The authors described a case of chronic hyperplastic parathyroiditis with hyperparathyroidism occurred in a patient undergone to surgery for laryngeal carcinoma. The morphological picture, the clinical date and the review of the previous studies suggest some hypothesis about the pathogenesis of the chronic hyperplastic parathyroiditis: parainfectious origin, anomalous embryonal development, environmental factors and autoimmune process are considered. The latter pathogenetic mechanism is likely to be involved in most of cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Hyperparathyroidism / pathology
  • Hyperplasia / etiology
  • Hyperplasia / pathology
  • Inflammation / etiology
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parathyroid Diseases / etiology
  • Parathyroid Diseases / pathology*
  • Parathyroid Glands / pathology*