Parathyroid incidentalomas detected on routine ultrasound-directed fine-needle aspiration biopsy in patients referred for thyroid nodules and the role of parathyroid hormone analysis in the samples.


BACKGROUND The widespread use of high-resolution ultrasound (US) has allowed the detection of not only nonpalpable thyroid nodules but also parathyroid incidentalomas in the general population. We sought to determine the prevalence of parathyroid incidentalomas in a large group of patients referred for US-guided fineneedle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of… (More)