Parathyroid ultrasonography and fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of secondary hyperparathyroidism.

L. Solbiati, A. Giangrande, G. Montali, C. Ravetto, C. Bazzi, G. Sorgato, T. Ierace

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-297
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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  • Medicine(all)

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