parathyroiditis

parathyroiditis

usually a diffuse lymphocytic lesion, probably immune-mediated, and terminating in loss of most of the chief cells and replacement with fibrous tissue. Hypocalcemia may result.

lymphocytic parathyroiditis
a common cause of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism in dogs; the gland tissue may be almost completely replaced by lymphocytes. It may be an autoimmune disease.
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Lesions Which May Be Associated With Hyperthyroidism Nonneoplastic parathyroid lesions Parathyroid hyperplasia Primary chief cell hyperplasia Water-clear cell hyperplasia Parathyroiditis Parathyroidal cysts Neoplasms of the parathyroid glands Adenoma Atypical adenoma Lipoadenoma Carcinoma Secondary neoplasms Metastases Invasion of tumors by direct extension Table 2.
Parathyroiditis is a rare and poorly understood condition.
Parathyroiditis is characterized by a slightly enlarged gland, although the macroscopic appearance is not specific.
The significance of parathyroiditis is unknown, and its management is supportive if clinically necessary.
According to Thompson (Pathology Clinic), which of the following statements regarding parathyroiditis is false?