Parathyroid ultrasonography by Endocrine Neck Certified Sonologists

Parathyroid ultrasonography by Endocrine Neck Certified Sonologists

Parathyroid ultrasonography by Endocrine Neck Certified Sonologists

Parathyroid ultrasonography by Endocrine Neck Certified Sonologists

Normal Anatomy and US Examination of Parathyroid Glands

US can visualize the anatomic relationship of the enlarged parathyroid gland to surrounding structures in the neck.

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A 55-year-old woman with parathyroid adenoma.
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A 73-year-old woman with parathyroid adenoma with characteristic feeding vessels.

Parathyroid Incidentalomas

A 63-year-old man (A) and a 34-year-old woman (B) with suspicious parathyroid incidentalomas (PTIs).
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Nonsurgical Treatments of Parathyroid Lesions

Nonfunctioning Parathyroid Cyst: Simple Aspiration and Ethanol Ablation

For symptomatic nonfunctioning PCs, simple aspiration is a first-line procedure for diagnosis and treatment, whereas EA is a subsequent treatment modality suitable for recurrent PCs.

A 51-year-old woman with very large nonfunctioning parathyroid cyst.
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Conclusion

US examination b y expert thyroid/parathyroid sonologist plays an important role in patients with primary HPT in the preoperative localization of hyperfunctioning parathyroid lesions. Careful US examination and the use of an FNA-PTH assay can distinguish incidental parathyroid lesions from thyroid lesions. Symptomatic nonfunctioning PCs can be nonsurgically cured by US-guided simple aspiration and EA.

Parathyroid Ultrasound and FNA with washout for thyroid and parathyroid markers are my center.Call 310-393-8860.

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