Parathyroid adenoma autoinfarction: A report of a case

Satish Govindaraj, Jared Wasserman, Rod Rezaee, Adam Pearl, Donald A. Bergman, Beverly Y. Wang, Mark L. Urken

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Abstract

Background. Parathyroid adenoma autoinfarction, although uncommon, is an entity that has been previously reported in the literature; however, the influence of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) monitoring on therapeutic management has not been reported. Methods. We present a case of parathyroid autoinfarction that is unique in that it applies a new technology to parathyroid surgery: intraoperative PTH monitoring. Results. Intraoperative PTH monitoring aided in the successful surgical management of this patient. Conclusions. Intraoperative PTH monitoring can serve as a therapeutic adjunct in the surgical management of parathyroid adenoma autoinfarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-699
Number of pages5
JournalHead and Neck
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2003

Keywords

  • Adenoma
  • Autoinfarction
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • PTH

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