Diagnosis of parathyroid adenomas: efficacy of measuring parathormone levels in needle aspirates of cervical masses.

@article{Sacks1994DiagnosisOP,
  title={Diagnosis of parathyroid adenomas: efficacy of measuring parathormone levels in needle aspirates of cervical masses.},
  author={Barry A. Sacks and Johanna A Pallotta and Ashley K Cole and Jeffrey Hurwitz},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1994},
  volume={163 5},
  pages={1223-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the value of measuring parathormone levels in percutaneous needle aspirates of suspicious cervical lesions in patients with hyperparathyroidism to confirm whether the lesion represents abnormal parathyroid tissue. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 66 patients with hyperparathyroidism in whom 80 cervical lesions were aspirated and levels of parathormone in the aspirates were measured. CT guidance was used for two patients and… CONTINUE READING