Detection and localization of hypersecreting parathyroid glands is possible in using parathormone radioimmunoassay performed on blood samples obtained after jugular or thyroid vein catheterisation. Neck surgery was performed in 5 patients with suspicion of hyperparathyroidism after those investigations. In 4 parathyroid pathology accorded with the preoperative diagnosis; in one there was a discrepancy. The authors discuss the importance of this technic for the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism and the localization of hypersecreting glands.
|Translated title of the contribution||Parathyroidectomy and parathormone radioimmunoassay: value of the P.T.H. assay of blood samples obtained by jugular vein catheterisation. First results|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1975|