Preoperative localization of a parathyroid adenoma with Tc-99m sestamibi imaging in a patient with concomitant nontoxic multinodular goiter

J. Zuback, K. A. Patel, R. Guzman, N. Thakur, J. Zonszein

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Abstract

Preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas is useful in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy. The authors report a patient with hyperparathyroidism and an associated nontoxic nodular goiter. Technetium- 99m sestamibi scintigraphy localized and differentiated the parathyroid adenoma from the multinodular goiter. Excellent correlation was found between preoperative radionuclide imaging and surgical pathology. Technetium-99m sestamibi parathyroid imaging may be a simple and helpful test in the surgical management of parathyroid adenomas, particularly in patients with nontoxic multinodular goiter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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