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Parathyroid adenoma

A parathyroid adenoma is a benign tumor of the parathyroid gland. It can cause hyperparathyroidism.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with parathyroid adenoma, 30% report having shoulder pain, 24% report having weakness, and 24% report having anxiety and nervousness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of parathyroid adenoma are symptoms of the kidneys, tongue lesions, and flatulence, although you may still have parathyroid adenoma without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with parathyroid adenoma often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, lipid panel, other therapeutic endocrine procedures, excision, hemoglobin a1c measurement, ultrasonography and prothrombin time assay .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with parathyroid adenoma include ergocalciferol, allopurinol, calcium carbonate, cinacalcet (sensipar), risedronate (actonel), nifedipine, calcitriol, darbepoetin alfa (aranesp), raloxifene (evista), brimonidine ophthalmic, rabeprazole (aciphex), hydralazine and gemfibrozil .

Ergocalciferol
$6
(28 days)
Allopurinol
$4
(28 days)
Calcium Carbonate
$5
(28 days)
Cinacalcet (Sensipar)
$598
(28 days)
Risedronate (Actonel)
$104
(28 days)
Nifedipine
$39
(28 days)
Calcitriol
$37
(28 days)
Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp)
$1004
(21 days)
Raloxifene (Evista)
$105
(28 days)
Brimonidine Ophthalmic

Rabeprazole (Aciphex)
$200
(28 days)
Hydralazine
$24
(28 days)
Gemfibrozil
$18
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for parathyroid adenoma include age 75+ years, age 60-74 years and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get parathyroid adenoma.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
2.5x
75+ years
2.4x

Sex

Male
0.7x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.0x
Other
1.2x
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