Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine condition affecting approximately 100,000 new patients each year in the United States (1). An apparent increase in the incidence of PHPT can be traced to the wide availability and use of multi-channel analyzers leading to earlier detection of the disease since 1970 (2). In more than 85 percent of these cases, a solitary adenoma is the cause of the problem. Accurate preoperative localization of the adenoma allows minimally invasive surgery to be performed, leading to shorter hospitalization and recuperative times (3).
KeywordsThyroid Gland Thyroid Nodule Parathyroid Gland Parathyroid Adenoma Multinodular Goiter
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