Radioguided parathyroidectomy in patients with secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism.

@article{Nichol2003RadioguidedPI,
  title={Radioguided parathyroidectomy in patients with secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Peter F. Nichol and Eberhard A Mack and Jesus Bianco and Allen Hayman and James Ralph Starling and Herbert C Chen},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={134 4},
  pages={713-7; discussion 717-9}
}
BACKGROUND To date there have been no reports on the feasibility of radioguided parathyroidectomy (RGP) in patients with secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS Twenty-three consecutive patients with secondary (n=5) or tertiary hyperparathyroidism (n=18) underwent RGP. Patients were injected with 10 mCi of technetium 99-sestamibi before surgery. All parathyroid glands were localized during operation with a neoprobe. RESULTS The mean patient age was 50+/-3 years. The mean… CONTINUE READING

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