THE RESULTS OF PARATHYROID HORMONE ASSAY IN PARATHYROID ASPIRATES IN PRE-OPERATIVE LOCALIZATION OF PARATHYROID ADENOMAS FOR FOCUSED PARATHYROIDECTOMY IN PATIENTS WITH NEGATIVE OR SUSPICIOUS TECHNETIUM-99M-SESTAMIBI SCANS


Ozderya A., Temizkan S., Cetin K. , Ozugur S., Gul A. E. , Aydin K.

ENDOCRINE PRACTICE, vol.23, no.9, pp.1101-1106, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4158/ep171921.or
  • Title of Journal : ENDOCRINE PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1101-1106

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the results of parathyroid hormone (PTH) assay in parathyroid aspirates to determine uniglandular disease by an endocrinologist-performed ultrasound (US) in patients with discordant or negative technetium-sestamibi scans and to evaluate whether this procedure increases the number of focused parathyroidectomies (FPs).