A prospective evaluation of novel methods to intraoperatively distinguish parathyroid tissue utilizing a parathyroid hormone assay.

@article{Conrad2006APE,
  title={A prospective evaluation of novel methods to intraoperatively distinguish parathyroid tissue utilizing a parathyroid hormone assay.},
  author={David N Conrad and Jordan E Olson and Helen M Hartwig and Eberhard A Mack and Herbert C Chen},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2006},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={38-41}
}
BACKGROUND Frozen section analysis has traditionally been used to confirm the identity of parathyroid tissue intraoperatively; however, it is time-consuming and costly and requires the excision of a significant portion of tissue. An intraoperative biopsy and analysis with a parathyroid hormone (PTH) assay is a possible alternative; however, this technique… CONTINUE READING