Mondo Description Parathyroid carcinoma (PRTC) is a very rare, slow-growing, clinically serious endocrine tumor that generally develops in mid-adulthood. PRTC presents as a palpable painless mass in the neck and causes severe hypercalcemia and related symptoms, non-specific gastrointestinal manifestations, as well as renal and bone complications related to primary hyperparathyroidism (nephrolithiasis, impaired renal function, osteoporosis, bone pain, and pathologic fractures, etc.). Some PRTCs are however non-functioning tumors.
Uniprot Description These cancers characteristically result in more profound clinical manifestations of hyperparathyroidism than do parathyroid adenomas, the most frequent cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. Early en bloc resection of the primary tumor is the only curative treatment.
Disease Ontology Description An endocrine gland cancer located_in the parathyroid glands located in the neck.
Mondo Term and Equivalent IDs
MONDO:0012004: parathyroid gland carcinoma