ASPIRATION OF ENLARGED PARATHYROID-GLANDS FOR PARATHYROID-HORMONE ASSAY RADIOLOGY DOPPMAN, J. L., Krudy, A. G., Marx, S. J., Saxe, A., Schneider, P., NORTON, J. A., Spiegel, A. M., Downs, R. W., Schaaf, M., Brennan, M. E., Schneider, A. B., AURBACH, G. D. 1983; 148 (1): 31-35


Enlarged parathyroid glands were percutaneously aspirated under computed tomographic (CT) control in 7 patients, and levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and human thyroglobulin (HTg) were measured. All 7 patients had high levels of PTH in at least 1 specimen. It is concluded that the measurement of high concentrations of PTH in the aspirate from a cervical or mediastinal mass, with CT documentation of needle position, provides absolute localization of parathyroid masses.

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