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Semin Dial. 2017 Jul;30(4):369-372. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12608. Epub 2017 May 30.

Imaging of Parathyroid Glands in End Stage Renal Disease.

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1
Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
2
Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Abstract

Secondary hyperparathyroidism from chronic renal failure often requires a parathyroidectomy for correction. A successful parathyroidectomy often relies upon localization of all parathyroid tumors. Although most of the tumors are localized during a neck exploration, preoperative localization studies can help identify ectopic and supernumerary tumors. Three of the most common localization studies are radionuclide imaging, ultrasound, and CT scanning. Utility of these studies is strongly dependent on local institutional practice.

PMID:
28558417
DOI:
10.1111/sdi.12608
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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