Cutting Edge in Thyroid Surgery: Autofluorescence of Parathyroid Glands.

  title={Cutting Edge in Thyroid Surgery: Autofluorescence of Parathyroid Glands.},
  author={Jorge Falco and Fernando D. Dip and Pablo Quadri and Martin de la Fuente and Raul Jacobo Rosenthal},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={223 2},
BACKGROUND Identification of parathyroid glands may be challenging during thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Accidental resection of the glands may increase the morbidity of the surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate accuracy in identification of autofluorescent parathyroid glands with the use of near infrared light in real time. STUDY DESIGN Patients undergoing thyroid and parathyroid surgery between June and August 2015 were included in the study. During the procedure, the surgical… CONTINUE READING
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