Potential pitfalls in intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurements during parathyroid surgery.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The outcome of parathyroid surgery is often not clear for at least 24 h after the operation. A frozen section does not always distinguish between an adenoma and hyperplasia. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are being refined, so the need for perioperative assurance about the completeness of surgery has increased. The value of intraoperative… (More)

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@article{Phillips2005PotentialPI, title={Potential pitfalls in intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurements during parathyroid surgery.}, author={Iain David Phillips and Tom R. Kurzawinski and John William Honour}, journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry}, year={2005}, volume={42 Pt 6}, pages={453-8} }