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PARATHYROID GLANDS

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PARATHYROID GLANDS

1. Lie over the posterior surface of the lateral lobe of the thyroid.
2. May lie within or outside the capsule of the thyroid.
3. Usually 4 glands in total (90% of subjects) with 2 on either side, weighing no more than 200mg in total.
4. If they are difficult to find - follow the branches of the inferior thyroid artery, a small branch enters each gland.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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