The number of needle passes affects the accuracy of parathyroid hormone assay with intraoperative parathyroid aspiration.


INTRODUCTION Intraoperative aspiration of a nodule and parathyroid hormone (PTH) assay has been shown to accurately confirm parathyroid tissue. However, the reported aspiration technique varies in the literature. We sought to determine if the number of passes affected the accuracy of PTH analysis. METHODS A prospective analysis was performed on 25… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2010.06.012


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