The role of parathyroid ultrasonography in the management of primary hyperparathyroidism.

@article{Mallette1989TheRO,
  title={The role of parathyroid ultrasonography in the management of primary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Lawrence E Mallette and S Malini},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={1989},
  volume={298 1},
  pages={51-8}
}
High-resolution, real-time sonography can be used to assess the size and location of the parathyroid glands. The authors review the types of information provided by sonography and outline the ways in which it contributes to the management of primary hyperparathyroidism. Sonography usually can differentiate parathyroid adenoma from hyperplasia. In milder cases, with less parathyroid enlargement, this differentiation is difficult but can be facilitated by determining three dimensions for each… CONTINUE READING