Outpatient minimally invasive parathyroidectomy using local/regional anesthesia: a safe and effective operative approach for selected patients.

@article{Cohen2005OutpatientMI,
  title={Outpatient minimally invasive parathyroidectomy using local/regional anesthesia: a safe and effective operative approach for selected patients.},
  author={Mark S. Cohen and Steven Eric Finkelstein and L. Michael Brunt and Elizabeth Haberfeld and Ivan M Kangrga and Jeffrey F. Moley and Terry C. Lairmore},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={138 4},
  pages={681-7; discussion 687-9}
}
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) using local/regional anesthesia has become an accepted treatment for selected patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and can be performed in the ambulatory setting. METHODS From 1999 to 2004, 139 consecutive patients at our institution with HPT caused by a single localized parathyroid adenoma underwent MIP through a 2.5- to 3-cm incision. Anesthesia included preoperative local/regional blocks with moderate intravenous sedation… CONTINUE READING

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