Use of a sestamibi-only approach to routine minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.

@article{OpokuBoateng2013UseOA,
  title={Use of a sestamibi-only approach to routine minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.},
  author={Adwoa Opoku-Boateng and J. Scott Bolton and Ralph L. Corsetti and Russell E. Brown and Chris Oxner and George Michael Fuhrman},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={
          797-801
        }
}
We performed this study to compare a sestamibi-only radio-guided approach (MIBI) versus using intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring (IOPTH) in the performance of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) in patients with a clearly positive preoperative sestamibi scan from January 2000 to June 2010. Five of 81 patients in the MIBI group required additional surgery, three at the time of MIP when the intraoperative findings were in conflict with the preoperative sestamibi scan and two… CONTINUE READING