Affordable Access

Hypoparathyroidism, intracranial calcification, and seizures 61 years after thyroid surgery.

Authors
  • Reddy, S T
  • Merrick, R D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1999
Volume
92
Issue
9
Pages
341–342
Identifiers
PMID: 10474306
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Though hypocalcemic symptoms from hypoparathyroidism following thyroidectomy most often occur in the immediate postoperative period, hypoparathyroidism can present itself many years after the thyroid surgery with nonspecific symptoms. We present herein the case of a 74-year-old woman with previously undiagnosed hypoparathyroidism who had tonic-clonic seizures and intracranial calcification 61 years after her thyroidectomy. This case is unusual because of the long latency between thyroidectomy and clinical presentation.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times