Primary surgery for hyperparathyroidism: the lateral approach after preoperative ultrasonographic localization.

@article{Pyrtek1983PrimarySF,
  title={Primary surgery for hyperparathyroidism: the lateral approach after preoperative ultrasonographic localization.},
  author={L J Pyrtek and Alan McClelland},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1983},
  volume={145 4},
  pages={503-7}
}
Increasing experience and improving equipment has made ultrasonography the localizing test of choice before neck exploration for hyperparathyroidism is carried out. A study of 16 patients who were examined with ultrasonography before exploration showed that the sensitivity for finding enlarged parathyroid glands was 80 percent, the specificity 95 percent, and the diagnostic accuracy 91 percent. Our operative technique was altered from the classic midline exploration, with bilateral division of… CONTINUE READING

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