Angiographic ablation of parathyroid adenomas

J. L. Doppman, E. M. Brown, M. F. Brennan, A. Spiegel, S. J. Marx, G. D. Aurbach

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Six mediastinal parathyroid adenomas were stained by infusing contrast agent through a catheter wedged in the feeding artery. Adenomas in the first three cases were stained unintentionally with small volumes of dilute contrast media and hypercalcemia recurred within 3 to 6 mth. In the next three patients, adenomas were deliberately stained with larger doses of concentrated contrast media and these patients have remained normocalcemic from 2 to 18 mth following staining. The permanency of parathyroid ablation following deliberate staining with contrast media has not been established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-582
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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