Parathyroid exploration in the reoperative neck: improved preoperative localization with 4D-computed tomography.

@article{Mortenson2008ParathyroidEI,
  title={Parathyroid exploration in the reoperative neck: improved preoperative localization with 4D-computed tomography.},
  author={Melinda M. Mortenson and Douglas B. Evans and Jeffrey E. Lee and George J. Hunter and Dawid Shellingerhout and Thinh Hung Vu and Beth S. Edeiken and Lei Feng and Nancy D Perrier},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2008},
  volume={206 5},
  pages={888-95; discussion 895-6}
}
BACKGROUND Reoperation for hyperparathyroidism (HPT) carries an increased risk for morbidity and failure to cure. Accurate preoperative localization minimizes operative risk but is often difficult to achieve in the reoperative setting. Four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) is an emerging technique that uses functional parathyroid anatomy for precise preoperative localization. We evaluated 4D-CT as a tool for localization of hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue in the reoperative setting… CONTINUE READING
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