Partial Median Sternotomy: An Attractive Approach to Mediastinal Parathyroid Disease

@article{Gold2005PartialMS,
  title={Partial Median Sternotomy: An Attractive Approach to Mediastinal Parathyroid Disease},
  author={Jason S Gold and Patricia I. Donovan and Robert Udelsman},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={1234-1239}
}
BackgroundParathyroid exploration through a standard cervical approach is adequate for the resection of most mediastinal parathyroid glands. A subset of mediastinal parathyroid glands causing hyperparathyroidism, however, cannot be removed in this manner.Study DesignWe reviewed our experience with the use of partial median sternotomy in the treatment of these patients.ResultsOver a 14-year period, all but 10 of 937 (1.1%) consecutive patients explored for hyperparathyroidism by a single… CONTINUE READING

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