Parathyroid hormone in washout fluid seems to be superior to cytology for localization of the lesion in MIBI-negative patients with primary hyperparathyroidism


Cansu G. B. , Taskiran B. , Dizen H., Cengiz B. P.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.47, no.6, pp.1703-1707, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1612-124
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1703-1707

Abstract

Background/aim: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized by increased calcium (Ca) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. Surgical removal of the culprit hyperfunctioning parathyroid gland is the preferred treatment. In this study, we aimed to determine whether PTH-washout or cytological examination of suspicious lesions was superior in MIBI-negative patients diagnosed with PHPT.