The use of sestamibi imaging in parathyroid hyperplasia.

Kristen L. Fernandez, Paul Turer, Ethan J. Spiegler, John A. Singer

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The authors describe a 42-year-old man with parathyroid hyperplasia secondary to chronic renal failure. Parathyroidectomy was indicated because of persistent hypercalcemia and an increasing parathyroid hormone level despite medical management. A parathyroid sestamibi scan was performed immediately before operation and a gamma-detecting probe was used during operation. Six parathyroid glands weighing nearly 21 g were present. Without the use of the gamma-detecting probe during operation, one of the glands would have been missed. The efficacy of sestamibi scanning with parathyroid hyperplasia is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-867
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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