Issue: 2019 > April > case report

Transient thyroiditis after parathyroidectomy for tertiary hyperparathyroidism

T.H. Pinxterhuis, M. Out, R.W.F. van den Broek, R.S.M.E. Wouters, F.G.H. van der Kleij
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Thyrotoxicosis due to thyroiditis is predominantly caused by infection or autoimmune disease of the thyroid. Parathyroid surgery however, is a lesser known cause of thyroiditis, due to thyroid manipulation. We treated a patient who developed transient symptomatic thyroiditis following parathyroid surgery for tertiary hyperparathyroidism. Therefore, the differential diagnosis for patients with symptoms after parathyroid surgery should include transient thyroiditis.