Quick intraoperative parathormone monitoring

S. Teitz, T. Halpern, P. Hagag, Z. Chen, E. Herziano, O. Marcus, T. Horn, A. Halevy

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Abstract

Successful parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism has traditionally consisted of bilateral neck exploration with identification of all parathyroid glands and excision of grossly abnormal glands. Recently it has been reported that preoperative localization combined with intraoperative monitoring of parathyroid hormone enables performing directed unilateral cervical explorations while maintaining similar cure rates. This new surgical approach, feasible under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, decreases operative time, improves cosmetic results and may reduce morbidity. We report preliminary results of our experience in implementing this method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-918, 991
JournalHarefuah
Volume140
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes

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