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Ultrasound - first imaging modality in the detection of parathyroid adenomas

R Ahmed, N Khan, S Ellemdin, K Gayaparsad
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 12, No 3 | a558 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v12i3.558 | © 2008 R Ahmed, N Khan, S Ellemdin, K Gayaparsad | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 February 2008 | Published: 05 March 2008

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R Ahmed,, South Africa
N Khan,
S Ellemdin,
K Gayaparsad,

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Abstract We present a series of 12 patients in whom the typical ultrasound features of parathyroid adenomas were accurately demonstrated. High resolution ultrasound [in experienced hands] is a highly sensitive accurate, safe and non invasive method of localizing parathyroid adenomas especially in patients with typically located glands and an absence of thyroid pathology. Our aim was to compare ultrasound with nuclear medicine as an imaging gold standard in patients with thyroid adenomas.




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