ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Excision of mediastinal parathyroid adenoma under the guidance of gamma probe
Mehmet Ali Sakallı1, Murat Özkan1, Elgin Özkan2, Murat Akal1
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12375
Parathyroid adenomas are the most frequent cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. In this article, we report a 44-year-old male patient with fatigue, hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism. Parathyroid scintigraphy and thoracic computed tomography revealed a lesion consistent with parathyroid adenoma ectopically located in the anterior mediastinum. The parathyroid adenoma was excised successfully under the guidance of intraoperative gamma probe. It is essential to determine the localization of parathyroid adenomas preoperatively. Therefore; ultrasonography, parathyroid scintigraphy and guidance of intraoperative gamma probe in patients with positive parathyroid scintigraphy are crucial for diagnosis and success of surgical treatment.
Keywords : Gamma probe; intraoperative; parathyroid adenoma
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