Initial cervical exploration for parathyroidectomy is not benefited by preoperative localization

Roe, S. Michael; Brown, Preston W.; Pate, Linda M.; Summitt, J. Blair; Ciraulo, David L.; Burns, R. Phillip
June 1998
American Surgeon;Jun1998, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p503
Academic Journal
Reports on the outcome of a six-year review of a surgeon's experience to determine whether preoperative localization studies are beneficial to the initial surgical management of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Patient costs of localization studies; Preoperative localization study outcomes; Effects on operative time and morbidity.


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