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Real-Time Localization of Parathyroid Adenoma during Parathyroidectomy

Institution:
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. druan@partners.org.
Publication Date:
Jul-2015
Journal:
N Engl J Med
Volume Number:
373
Issue Number:
1
Pages:
96-8
Citation:
N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 2;373(1):96-8.
PubMed ID:
26132962
PMCID:
PMC4594796
Appears in Collections:
NCIGT, SLICER
Sponsors:
P41 EB015898/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
P41 RR019703/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
Generated Citation:
Jayender J., Lee T.C., Ruan D.T. Real-Time Localization of Parathyroid Adenoma during Parathyroidectomy. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 2;373(1):96-8. PMID: 26132962. PMCID: PMC4594796.
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Parathyroidectomy can be difficult, with poor outcomes if abnormal parathyroid tissue is not fully resected or if critical neck structures, such as the recurrent laryngeal nerves, are injured during surgery. Complications may be more common in patients undergoing second surgeries, since scarring in the central neck can obscure anatomical landmarks, and in those with aberrant anatomy. We now report the use of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) integrated with real-time navigation to guide parathyroidectomy.

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