Thyroid Parathyroid Diagram
The parathyroid glands are a collection of four round glands around the size of a grain of rice. These glands are attached to the posterior surface of the lateral lobes of the thyroid gland.
It wraps around the anterior portion of the trachea and expands significantly on the lateral sides of the trachea and larynx. The lateral masses are known as the left and right lateral lobes, while the narrower medial region is known as the isthmus. The parathyroid glands are a collection of four round glands around the size of a grain of rice.
Normally, the thyroid is a deep brown color and the parathyroid adenoma is a mustard yellow color. Even though the colors are not well preserved, you can easily see the large round parathyroid adenoma completely within the thyroid gland.