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Surg Technol Int. 2002 Sep;10:77-80.

Ambulatory radioguided parathyroidectomy.

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  • 1The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.


Primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is a common disease that occurs in one of 500 women and one of 2,000 men over the age of 40. In 85% to 90% of patients, primary HPT is caused by a solitary parathyroid adenoma. Recent advances in evaluation and surgical management of HPT, including improved localization techniques and intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) monitoring, have permitted a more targeted approach to parathyroid surgery.

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