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Enlarged and hypercellular parathyroid gland

What does enlarged and hypercellular parathyroid gland mean? Enlarged and hypercellular parathyroid gland is a term pathologists use to describe a non-cancerous growth made up of cells normally found in the parathyroid gland. The growth can involve one or more of the parathyroid glands. Unlike the normal parathyroid glands, an enlarged and hypercellular parathyroid gland …
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Parathyroid adenoma

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for parathyroid adenoma.\ by Archan Kakadekar MD and Jason K Wasserman MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed by our Patient Partners on December 8, 2020 Quick facts:  Parathyroid adenoma is a common non-cancerous type of tumour that starts from cells normally found in one of the …
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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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