Impact of hypercalcemia and parathyroid hormone level on the sensitivity of preoperative sestamibi scanning for primary hyperparathyroidism.

Abstract

Technetium 99m sestamibi scanning (MIBI) can direct unilateral parathyroidectomy. However, the clinical application remains variable with sensitivities ranging from 55 to 100 per cent. We examined whether patient factors including serum calcium (Ca) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels impact the sensitivity of MIBI. We completed a retrospective review of… (More)

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@article{Parikshak2003ImpactOH, title={Impact of hypercalcemia and parathyroid hormone level on the sensitivity of preoperative sestamibi scanning for primary hyperparathyroidism.}, author={Manesh Parikshak and Eduardo Castillo and Mark Frederick Conrad and Gary Brian Talpos}, journal={The American surgeon}, year={2003}, volume={69 5}, pages={393-8; discussion 399} }