Value of selective parathormone radioimmunoassay in primary hyperparathyroidism

Luciano Giuliani, Giorgio Carmignani, Emanuele Belgrano, Paolo Puppo

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Nine cases of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) in patients with urinary calculi are reported and discussed. Selective venous catheterization and parathormone (PTH) radioimmunoassay confirmed the diagnosis in all cases, preoperatively discriminated between adenoma and diffuse parathyroid hyperplasia, and permitted exact preoperative localization of 5 of 7 adenomas. Tthe interest of the urologist in PHP and the usefulness of selective PTH radioimmunoassay are discussed and emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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