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World J Nucl Med. 2019 Jul-Sep;18(3):227-231. doi: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_61_18.

Investigating patients with normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism: When is a parathyroid scintigraphy indicated?

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Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Hospital of Crete, Chania, Greece.

Abstract

In clinical practice, physicians often encounter patients with persistent elevated serum parathyroid hormone levels and normal serum calcium levels, a state known as normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism (NHPT). The investigation of NHPT cases can lead to unnecessary use of parathyroid scintigraphy (PS) and consequently unnecessary health-care costs. In this clinical review, the most common causes of NHPT and the possible indications for PS performance in such cases are mainly presented and discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism; Vitamin D; parathyroid hormone; parathyroid scintigraphy; primary hyperparathyroidism; secondary hyperparathyroidism

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