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Enlarged and hypercellular parathyroid gland

What is an enlarged and hypercellular parathyroid gland? The term enlarged and hypercellular parathyroid gland describes a non-cancerous growth in one or more of the parathyroid glands. Unlike the normal parathyroid glands, an enlarged and hypercellular parathyroid gland may be large enough to be felt or seen in the front of the neck. What are …
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Parathyroid adenoma

What is a parathyroid adenoma? A parathyroid adenoma is a non-cancerous type of parathyroid gland tumour. The is made up of cells normally found in the parathyroid gland. Unlike the normal parathyroid glands, a parathyroid adenoma may be large enough to be felt or seen in the front of the neck. Parathyroid adenomas are more …
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Calcification

What does calcification mean in a pathology report? Calcium is a mineral found throughout the body. Cells need calcium to function normally. Pathologists use the term calcification to describe the build-up of calcium inside of tissue. When examined under a microscope areas of calcification look much darker than the surrounding normal tissue and these areas¬†can …
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