Can localization studies be used to direct focused parathyroid operations?

  title={Can localization studies be used to direct focused parathyroid operations?},
  author={Cumhur Arici and Wei Keat Cheah and Philip H. G. Ituarte and Eugene T. Morita and Troy C. Lynch and Allan E. Siperstein and Q. Y. Duh and Orlo Herrick Clark},
  volume={129 6},
BACKGROUND There is considerable controversy today concerning the most appropriate surgical approach for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. The conventional surgical operation involves a bilateral neck exploration through a collar incision with identification of all parathyroid tissue and removal of abnormal parathyroid glands while the patient is under general anesthesia. The success rate of this operation is about 95% or greater in the hands of an experienced endocrine surgeon… CONTINUE READING


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