This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.
Parathyroid cysts are an uncommon cause of neck masses which are of uncertain origin. Electron microscopic observations reveal the cysts to be lined by a simple absorptive rather than secretory cell, which rests on a basement membrane. These are not chief cells. Smooth muscle forms an integral part of the cyst wall. These findings of simple epithelial cells and mesenchymal tissue (smooth muscle) support the concept that these cysts represent persistent embryological remnants. A likely source is the third pharyngeal pouch.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Surgery
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
- Cysts of parathyroid origin.Surgery. 1949; 25: 941
- The pathology of the parathyroid gland in hyperparathyroidism.Am J Pathol. 1935; 11: 1
- Parathyroid cysts: Report of five cases.Surgery. 1953; 34: 151
- Chirurgische demonstrationen (Epithel-Korperchen-Cysti).Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1925; 55: 1168
- The parathyroid glands. II. Their pathology in man.Q J Med. 1908; 1: 287
- The normal histology of the parathyroid glands.J Pathol B. 1939; 48: 187
- Parathyroid cysts.Arch Surg. 1967; 94: 421
- Parathyroid cysts.Acta Chir Scand. 1970; 136: 247
- Unusual surgical lesions of the parathyroid gland.Am J Surg. 1969; 118: 770
- Fine structural features of chief cells in parathyroid adenomas and in nontumorous parathyroid glands.in: Proc Microscop Soc Can. 2. 1975: 26
- Parathyroid cyst.Br J Surg. 1974; 61: 365
- Parathyroid cysts: functional and mediastinal.Surgery. 1975; 77: 462
- The developing human.in: W. B. Saunders Co, Philadelphia1973: 144-145
- Uber parathreoideale Lolszysten.Acta Chir Scand. 1929; 64: 539
- Parathyroid cyst and cystic degeneration of parathyroid adenomas.Arch Pathol. 1969; 88: 476
- A review of parathyroid cysts.W Va Med J. 1963; 59: 300
- Om en ny Körtel hos människan och älskilliga doggdjus.Ups Läkarför Forhandl. 1879–1880; 15: 441
- Experimental production of parathyroid cysts.Am J Pathol. 1964; 45: 251
- Functioning parathyroid cysts.Arch Surg. 1961; 82: 937
- Apropos de cinq nouvelles observation de kystes parathyroidien.Mem Acad Chir. 1956; 82: 994
Accepted: April 12, 1977
© 1978 Published by Elsevier Inc.