TITLE

Current Applications of the Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Assay in Parathyroid Surgery

AUTHOR(S)
Richards, Melanie L.; Grant, Clive S.
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Apr2007, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Parathyroid hormone measurement using a two-site immunochemiluminometric assay has allowed for a rapid and accurate technique that has found its way into the operative armamentarium of some parathyroid surgeons. It can be used to assess the completeness of parathyroid gland resection and allow for a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. This operative approach has become a popular marketing tool, providing patients with confidence in their surgical outcome. The purpose of this review is to provide the surgeon with the practical points and pitfalls of the use of intraoperative parathyroid hormone in the treatment of parathyroid disease.
ACCESSION #
24627581

 

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