Aspiration of enlarged parathyroid glands for parathyroid hormone assay

J. L. Doppman, A. G. Krudy, S. J. Marx, A. Saxe, P. Schneider, J. A. Norton, A. M. Spiegel, R. W. Downs, M. Schaaf, M. E. Brennan, A. B. Schneider, G. D. Aurbach

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Enlarged parathyroid glands were percutaneously aspirated under computed tomographic (CT) control in 7 patients, and levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and human thyroglobulin (HTg) were measured. All 7 patients had high levels of PTH in at least one specimen. It is concluded that the measurement of high concentrations of PTH in the aspirate from a cervical or mediastinal mass, with CT documentation of needle position, provides absolute localization of parathyroid masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Doppman, J. L., Krudy, A. G., Marx, S. J., Saxe, A., Schneider, P., Norton, J. A., ... Aurbach, G. D. (1983). Aspiration of enlarged parathyroid glands for parathyroid hormone assay. Unknown Journal, 148(1), 31-35.