Parathyroid tumours were sonographically detected in 24 out of 72 uraemic patients with clinical and biochemical findings of secondary hyperparathyroidism. In 12 out of 24 cases ultrasonically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the tumours was performed in order to obtain a cytological specimen. In the eight patients who subsequently had surgical exploration of the neck, diagnostic accuracy of both ultrasonography and biopsy combined was 87 per cent.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
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