Parathyroid Radiofrequency Ablation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroid Radiofrequency Ablation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroid Radiofrequency Ablation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Treatment of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism With Ultrasonographically Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Thermoablation

Carrafiello, Gianpaolo et al

Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: April 2006 – Volume 16 – Issue 2 – p 112-116

We present a case of a 63-year-old woman with a recurrent secondary hyperparathyroidism hyperplasia with absolute contraindication for surgery, treated in 2 sessions with percutaneous ultrasonographically guided radiofrequency tissue ablation. The complete pathologic tissue ablation was confirmed by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography performed before and after the treatment and by clinical and laboratory follow-up. Furthermore in work progress, the percutaneous ultrasonographically guided radiofrequency tissue ablation can be considered a feasible and effective nonsurgical alternative treatment for symptomatic secondary hyperparathyroidism in high-risk patients.

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