Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism: decreasing operative time and potential complications while improving cosmetic results.

@article{Norman1998MinimallyIP,
  title={Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism: decreasing operative time and potential complications while improving cosmetic results.},
  author={James G. Norman and Hemant Chheda and Catherine Ann Farrell},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={391-5; discussion 395-6}
}
Primarily because of the lack of highly accurate preoperative localizing studies, the standard operation for primary hyperparathyroidism (HPTH) has consisted of bilateral neck exploration with examination of all four parathyroid glands. Recent experience with the technetium-99m-Sestamibi scan at our hospital has suggested that this single test was now accurate enough to allow unilateral neck exploration. This study was designed to examine the efficacy and safety of minimally invasive… CONTINUE READING
61 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 61 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…