Intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay improves outcomes of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy mainly in patients with a presumed solitary parathyroid adenoma and missing concordance of preoperative imaging.

@article{Barczynski2007IntraoperativePH,
  title={Intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay improves outcomes of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy mainly in patients with a presumed solitary parathyroid adenoma and missing concordance of preoperative imaging.},
  author={Marcin Barczynski and Aleksander Konturek and Stanisław Cichoń and Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk and Filip Golkowski and Bohdan Huszno},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={878-85}
}
OBJECTIVE Intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay (IOPTH) is often used during minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) for primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). However, several investigators have reported conflicting outcomes, throwing doubt on the real influence of this adjunct on surgical decision-making. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of routine use of IOPTH on the success rate of MIP as the primary outcome, and whether it value-added to surgical decision-making during… CONTINUE READING