Failure of ablation of a mediastinal parathyroid adenoma by repeated contrast staining

A. G. Krudy, J. L. Doppman, S. J. Marx, A. M. Spiegel, G. Aurbach, M. F. Brennan

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Abstract

In a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism an attempt was made to ablate a middle mediastinal parathyroid gland by forceful staining with radiographic contrast material. The gland was stained on two separate occasions, two weeks apart. Both times the serum calcium level temporarily fell to the normal range but reverted to abnormal levels. The patient ultimately required surgery for correction of hypercalcemia. The mechanism of staining and possible reasons for failure as well as potential complications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume140
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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