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Primary hyperparathyroidism is generally due to a solitary parathyroid adenoma and among those adenomas, 1% have been reported to have an ectopic mediastinal location. In the diagnosis of ectopic parathyroid adenoma, technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile scintigraphy is an imaging method with a sensitivity of approximately 100%; however, in preoperative localization of the tumor, it should be evaluated together with magnetic resonance imaging and/or computed tomography images. In general,doi:10.5505/respircase.2018.80958 fatcat:xsjwmcejzbck7ormetsxfxop3a