Toshitaka Kobayashi

Kagawa University, Takamatu, Kagawa, Japan

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Publications (1)3.53 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: We report an interesting case of a 47-yr-old who had a large goiter and multiple rib tumors. The patient was initially suspected of having thyroid cancer, which had metastasized on the ribs, based on imaging studies. However, laboratory tests revealed a high level of ionized calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH). The large goiter was diagnosed as having parathyroid tumors owing to the high level of PTH in the tissue fluid. The biopsy specimen from a rib tumor was diagnosed as containing brown tumors associated with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP). The patient also had prolactinoma and pancreatic gastrinoma. Her daughter had both prolactinoma and PHP, and her brother and her father had PHP. Thus, the patient was diagnosed as having multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.
    Endocrine 04/2012; 12(1):11-14. · 3.53 Impact Factor