Introductory Chapter: A Brief Statement about Parathyroid Glands

Göncü B. S., Gensure R.

in: Parathyroid Glands - New Aspects, Beyza Goncu,Robert Gensure, Editor, IntechOpen, London, pp.8-15, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: IntechOpen
  • City: London
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-15
  • Editors: Beyza Goncu,Robert Gensure, Editor
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Almost two centuries have passed since the discovery of parathyroid glands. Many studies have been carried out on their function and effectiveness. Many known and reputable books and studies are already available by respected scientists worldwide, including information about its embryological, developmental, anatomical, functional, and clinical importance, diagnosis, related diseases, and treatment processes. During the discovery process, the naming of the parathyroid organ was determined entirely according to its location. Considering the given name, the importance of the function provided by the parathyroid gland seems relative to be less effective than the other endocrine organs. Furthermore, the public often exposes it to preliminary assumptions as an organ related to thyroid tissue. However, they have nothing in common except that they are two organs with very different functions.