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Original Articles

IMAJ | volume

Journal 6, June 2003
pages: 403-406

Revision Parathyroidectomy Guided by Intraoperative Radionuclide Imaging


    Background: Technetium-99m sestamibi scintigraphy has become one of the most popular techniques for localization of the parathyroid gland after failure of primary neck exploration.

    Objective: To examine the efficacy of sestamibi with the hand-held gamma ray detecting probe for the identification of parathyroid adenomas during revision parathyroidectomy.

    Methods: We reviewed six cases of probe-assisted neck exploration for parathyroid lesions following unsuccessful primary exploration.

    Results: In all cases, the pathologic glands were successfully detected and removed.

    Conclusions: With careful planning, a gamma ray detecting probe can be used optimally at 2–3 hours after technetium-99m sestamibi injection. The probe is efficient, easy and convenient to use.


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