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Parathyroid tumour surgery

Parathyroid tumour surgery

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DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Parathyroid tumour surgery. Surgeon's hands using scissor forceps during surgery to remove a parathyroid gland and tumour from the throat of an 80-year-old man. The parathyroid glands are located near the thyroid gland in the throat. They are endocrine glands that produce parathyroid hormone, which controls the amount of calcium in the blood. This patient had an adenoma (a form of benign tumour) of these glands that was causing recurring kidney stones (renal calculi).

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