Validation of selective use of intraoperative PTH monitoring in parathyroidectomy

BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to validate our approach of treating primary hyperparathyroidism using sestamibi scan directed parathyroidectomy, without routine use of intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurements (ioPTH). METHODS We prospectively established a protocol limiting the use of ioPTH to patients with negative or equivocal… CONTINUE READING