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Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy with Intraoperative PTH Testing

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Primary hyperparathyroidism results from the growth and enlargement of one or more parathyroid glands. In approximately 85% of patients, a single adenoma is identified, whereas approximately 15% of patients present with multigland disease. Patients with multigland disease often have asymmetric enlargement with involvement of two, three, or all four parathyroid glands. Surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment for primary hyperparathyroidism.


  • Parathyroid
  • Minimally invasive
  • Surgery
  • Imaging
  • PTH

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Weigel, R.J. (2017). Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy with Intraoperative PTH Testing. In: Howe, J. (eds) Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Surgery. Springer Surgery Atlas Series. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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