The rationale for performing MR Imaging before Surgery for Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Mon, 08/04/2013 - 16:23 — Luc Michel

The rationale for performing MR Imaging before Surgery for Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Acta chirurgica 2013, 113: 112-122

MRI has better sensitivity and positive predictive value than 99Tc MIBI scintigraphy for the detection of hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands. The combination of the two studies provides an additional increase in sensitivity and positive predictive value leading to a more precise anatomical localization of the abnormal parathyroid glands reducing both the extent of the surgical dissection and the operative duration.



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