Localization of parathyroid adenomas in patients who have undergone surgery. Part I. Noninvasive imaging methods

D. L. Miller, J. L. Doppman, T. H. Shawker, A. G. Krudy, J. A. Norton, J. J. Vucich, K. A. Morrish, S. J. Marx, A. M. Spiegel, G. D. Aurbach

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Abstract

The authors evaluated computed tomography (CT) ultrasound (US), technetium/thallium scintigraphy, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as localization procedures in 53 patients with proved parathyroid adenomas and previous unsuccessful parathyroid surgery. CT had the highest overall sensitivity (47%), followed by US (36%) and scintigraphy (27%). There is still too little data to assess MR imaging. Adenoma size affected the sensitivity of CT, scintigraphy, and MR imaging but not US. When all three studies were used, at least one study depicted a lesion in 78% of patients, but definitive locatization (two positive studies) was achieved in only 31%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume162
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Miller, D. L., Doppman, J. L., Shawker, T. H., Krudy, A. G., Norton, J. A., Vucich, J. J., Morrish, K. A., Marx, S. J., Spiegel, A. M., & Aurbach, G. D. (1987). Localization of parathyroid adenomas in patients who have undergone surgery. Part I. Noninvasive imaging methods. RADIOLOGY, 162(1), 133-137. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.162.1.3538145