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  1. Ex vivo radioactive counts and decay rates of tissues resected during radioguided parathyroidectomy.

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    Olson, Jordan; Repplinger, Dan; Bianco, Jesus; Chen, Herbert

    2006-12-01

    Radioguided parathyroidectomy using TC-99m-sestamibi injection and the handheld gamma probe allows more precise and rapid intraoperative localization of abnormal parathyroid glands. This technique is based on the principle that hypercellular parathyroid tissues have markedly higher in vivo radiotracer counts than surrounding tissue including thyroid and lymph nodes. While in vivo radioactivity after TC-99m-sestamibi administration in various tissues has been documented, there is a lack of data regarding ex vivo radioactive properties after surgical resection. During a 6-week period in June/July 2005, 21 patients underwent radioguided parathyroidectomy by a single surgeon. Fifty-four tissue samples (39 parathyroid, 15 nonparathyroid) from these patients were collected and analyzed for ex vivo radioactive counts over a 30-min period. These data were then compared with the pathologic results. There is a significant difference in ex vivo counts between parathyroid adenomas, hyperplastic glands, and nonparathyroid tissue immediately after resection. However, radioactive decay/slope rates do not differ between the tissues. Importantly, an ex vivo count of >20% of background is 100% specific for parathyroid tissue. These differences persisted for up to 30 min. This is the first comprehensive study of ex vivo radioactive properties after TC-99m-sestamibi injection during radioguided parathyroidectomy. Parathyroids have a greater rate of uptake compared to nonparathyroid tissue, allowing ex vivo counts to predict tissue type. These tissues have similar decay rates, allowing these predictions to be made anytime up to 30 min after gland resection.

  2. Radio-guided Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy: A Descriptive Report of the Experience from Tertiary Center in Bangalore.

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    Vidya, Bhushan; Chauhan, Shubhra; Chandrasekhar, Naveen Hedne; Sunil, H V; Pillai, Vijay; Shetty, Vivek; Vijayaraghavan, R L; Kuriakose, Moni Abraham; Kannan, Subramanian

    2017-01-01

    Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) is an accepted surgical procedure for parathyroid adenomas. In the patients with parathyroid adenoma localized by dual phase (99m)Tc-Sestamibi scan, a focused approach utilizing the gamma probe intra-operatively helps in ensuring complete resection and avoiding exploration of the other parathyroid glands. The aim of the study was to evaluate the performance of radio-guided MIP for parathyroid adenomas detected by dual phase (99m)Tc-MIBI preoperatively, without intra-operative parathyroid hormone (ioPTH) monitoring for patients who had evidence of single-gland disease. A retrospective dataset of 30 patients diagnosed with solitary parathyroid adenoma operated between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. All of the patients underwent radio-guided MIP and were followed up for at least 6 months post-operatively. The biochemical parameters (serum calcium and serum parathyroid hormone levels), imaging parameters (ultrasonography and (99m)Tc-MIBI), and operative times were analyzed. Our study consisted of 30 patients with 50% females, with a mean age of 42.5 + 12 years. The mean surgical duration was 20 + 12 min. All of the patients achieved biochemical cure (normalization of serum calcium) and remained eucalcemic at follow-up. No major surgical complications were noted. Focused parathyroidectomy using the gamma probe localization could be a potential alternative for ioPTH assay in ensuring the completeness of surgical resection of parathyroid adenoma. It is also likely to shorten operative time.

  3. Radio-guided Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy: A Descriptive Report of the Experience from Tertiary Center in Bangalore

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    Vidya, Bhushan; Chauhan, Shubhra; Chandrasekhar, Naveen Hedne; Sunil, HV; Pillai, Vijay; Shetty, Vivek; Vijayaraghavan, RL; Kuriakose, Moni Abraham; Kannan, Subramanian

    2017-01-01

    Overview: Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) is an accepted surgical procedure for parathyroid adenomas. In the patients with parathyroid adenoma localized by dual phase 99mTc-Sestamibi scan, a focused approach utilizing the gamma probe intra-operatively helps in ensuring complete resection and avoiding exploration of the other parathyroid glands. Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the performance of radio-guided MIP for parathyroid adenomas detected by dual phase 99mTc-MIBI preoperatively, without intra-operative parathyroid hormone (ioPTH) monitoring for patients who had evidence of single-gland disease. Patients and Methods: A retrospective dataset of 30 patients diagnosed with solitary parathyroid adenoma operated between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. All of the patients underwent radio-guided MIP and were followed up for at least 6 months post-operatively. The biochemical parameters (serum calcium and serum parathyroid hormone levels), imaging parameters (ultrasonography and 99mTc-MIBI), and operative times were analyzed. Results: Our study consisted of 30 patients with 50% females, with a mean age of 42.5 + 12 years. The mean surgical duration was 20 + 12 min. All of the patients achieved biochemical cure (normalization of serum calcium) and remained eucalcemic at follow-up. No major surgical complications were noted. Conclusions: Focused parathyroidectomy using the gamma probe localization could be a potential alternative for ioPTH assay in ensuring the completeness of surgical resection of parathyroid adenoma. It is also likely to shorten operative time. PMID:28680200

  4. 99mTc-MIBI radio-guided minimally invasive parathyroidectomy: experience with patients with normal thyroids and nodular goiters.

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    Casara, Dario; Rubello, Domenico; Cauzzo, Cristina; Pelizzo, Maria Rosa

    2002-01-01

    The surgical approach to primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is changing. In patients with a high probability to be affected by a solitary parathyroid adenoma (PA), a unilateral neck exploration (UNE) or a minimally invasive radio-guided surgery (MIRS) using the intraoperative gamma probe (IGP) technique have recently been proposed. We investigated the role of IGP in a group of 84 patients with primary HPT who were homogeneously evaluated before surgery by a single-day imaging protocol including 99mTcO4/MIBI subtraction scan and neck ultrasound (US) and then operated on by the same surgical team. Quick parathyroid hormone (QPTH) was intraoperatively measured in all cases to confirm successful parathyroidectomy. In 70 patients with scan/US evidence of a single enlarged parathyroid gland (EPG) and with a normal thyroid gland, MIRS was planned. In the other 14 patients, the IGP technique was utilized during a standard bilateral neck exploration (BNE) because of the presence of concomitant nodular goiter (11 cases) or multiglandular disease (MGD) (3 cases). The IGP technique consisted of the following: (1) in the operating room, a low 99mTc-MIBI dose (37 MBq) was injected intravenously during anesthesia induction; (2) subsequently, the patient's neck was scanned with the probe by the surgeon to localize the cutaneous projection of the EPG; (3) in patients who underwent MIRS, the EPG was detected intraoperatively with the probe and removed through a small, 2 to 2.5 cm skin incision; (4) radioactivity was measured on the EPG both in vivo and ex vivo, the thyroid, the background and the parathyroid bed after EPG removal. In patients with concomitant nodular goiter, the radioactivity was also measured on the thyroid nodules. Surgical and pathologic findings were consistent with a single PA in 78 patients, parathyroid carcinoma in 2, and MGD in 4. MIRS was successfully performed in 67 of the 70 patients (97.7%) in whom this approach was planned. It must be pointed out that

  5. Parathyroidectomy - slideshow

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  6. Phosphorylation and protonation of neighboring MiRP2 sites: function and pathophysiology of MiRP2-Kv3.4 potassium channels in periodic paralysis.

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    Abbott, Geoffrey W; Butler, Margaret H; Goldstein, Steve A N

    2006-02-01

    MinK-related peptide 2 (MiRP2) and Kv3.4 subunits assemble in skeletal muscle to create subthreshold, voltage-gated potassium channels. MiRP2 acts on Kv3.4 to shift the voltage dependence of activation, speed recovery from inactivation, suppress cumulative inactivation and increase unitary conductance. We previously found an R83H missense mutation in MiRP2 that segregated with periodic paralysis in two families and diminished the effects of MiRP2 on Kv3.4. Here we show that MiRP2 has a single, functional PKC phosphorylation site at serine 82 and that normal MiRP2-Kv3.4 function requires phosphorylation of the site. The R83H variant does not prevent PKC phosphorylation of neighboring S82; rather, the change shifts the voltage dependence of activation and endows MiRP2-Kv3.4 channels with sensitivity to changes in intracellular pH across the physiological range. Thus, current passed by single R83H channels decreases as internal pH is lowered (pK(a) approximately 7.3, consistent with histidine protonation) whereas wild-type channels are largely insensitive. These findings identify a key regulatory domain in MiRP2 and suggest a mechanistic link between acidosis and episodes of periodic paralysis.

  7. MinK, MiRP1, and MiRP2 diversify Kv3.1 and Kv3.2 potassium channel gating.

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    Lewis, Anthony; McCrossan, Zoe A; Abbott, Geoffrey W

    2004-02-27

    High frequency firing in mammalian neurons requires ultra-rapid delayed rectifier potassium currents generated by homomeric or heteromeric assemblies of Kv3.1 and Kv3.2 potassium channel alpha subunits. Kv3.1 alpha subunits can also form slower activating channels by coassembling with MinK-related peptide 2 (MiRP2), a single transmembrane domain potassium channel ancillary subunit. Here, using channel subunits cloned from rat and expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells, we show that modulation by MinK, MiRP1, and MiRP2 is a general mechanism for slowing of Kv3.1 and Kv3.2 channel activation and deactivation and acceleration of inactivation, creating a functionally diverse range of channel complexes. MiRP1 also negatively shifts the voltage dependence of Kv3.1 and Kv3.2 channel activation. Furthermore, MinK, MiRP1, and MiRP2 each form channels with Kv3.1-Kv3.2 heteromers that are kinetically distinct from one another and from MiRP/homomeric Kv3 channels. The findings illustrate a mechanism for dynamic expansion of the functional repertoire of Kv3.1 and Kv3.2 potassium currents and suggest roles for these alpha subunits outside the scope of sustained rapid neuronal firing.

  8. MiRP3 acts as an accessory subunit with the BK potassium channel

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    Levy, Daniel I.; Wanderling, Sherry; Biemesderfer, Daniel; Goldstein, Steve A. N.

    2008-01-01

    MinK-related peptides (MiRPs) are single-span membrane proteins that assemble with specific voltage-gated K+ (Kv) channel α-subunits to establish gating kinetics, unitary conductance, expression level, and pharmacology of the mixed complex. MiRP3 (encoded by the KCNE4 gene) has been shown to alter the behavior of some Kv α-subunits in vitro but its natural partners and physiologic functions are unknown. Seeking in vivo partners for MiRP3, immunohistochemistry was used to localize its expression to a unique subcellular site, the apical membrane of renal intercalated cells, where one potassium channel type has been recorded, the calcium- and voltage-gated channel BK. Overlapping staining of these two proteins was found in rabbit intercalated cells, and MiRP3 and BK subunits expressed in tissue culture cells were found to form detergent-stable complexes. Electrophysiologic and biochemical evaluation showed MiRP3 to act on BK to reduce current density in two fashions: shifting the current-voltage relationship to more depolarized voltages in a calcium-dependent fashion (∼10 mV at normal intracellular calcium levels) and accelerating degradation of MiRP3-BK complexes. The findings suggest a role for MiRP3 modulation of BK-dependent urinary potassium excretion. PMID:18463315

  9. A new approach to parathyroidectomy.

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    Irvin, G L; Prudhomme, D L; Deriso, G T; Sfakianakis, G; Chandarlapaty, S K

    1994-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To decrease the operative time for parathyroidectomy in patients with hypercalcemic (primary) hyperparathyroid disease, a combination of preoperative localization of a parathyroid tumor with an effective nuclear scan (scintigram) and intraoperative monitoring of parathyroid hormone (quick parathyroid hormone measurement) to ensure excision of all hyperfunctioning tissue was studied. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: For many years, persistent hypercalcemia after parathyroidectomy (3% to 10%) has been constant and is usually due to the surgeon's failure to remove all hyperfunctioning glands. A marked decrease in parathormone level after excision of a single large gland predicts operative success and a return to normal calcium levels. Conversely, persistent high levels of parathyroid hormone indicate excess secretion by another gland(s) and the need for further exploration. Recently Tc-99m-sestamibi (MIBI) scintigraphy was shown to be more effective in localizing parathyroid tumors than previous methods. A combination of both techniques could be useful to the surgeon if they improve the operative success rate and are cost-effective. METHODS: Parathyroidectomy was performed on 18 patients with primary hyperparathyroid disease, with tumors localized by MIBI scintigrams. When excision of the identified parathyroid gland was accomplished, the operation was terminated and quick parathyroid hormone was measured to confirm that all hyperfunctioning tissue was removed. RESULTS: Sixteen patients with positive results of scintigram had successful parathyroidectomies confirmed by quick parathyroid hormone measurement with a cervical approach. Two patients with mediastinal tumors localized by MIBI scintigraphy could not be resected using this approach. One false-positive/false-negative scintigram was obtained. Compared with patients having parathyroidectomy without localization and hormone monitoring, the average operative time was shortened from 90 to 36 minutes. CONCLUSIONS

  10. Rescue Radioguided Laparoscopy Surgery for Meckel's Diverticulum

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    Deus, Javier; Millera, Alfonso; Andrés, Alejandro; Prats, Enrique; Suarez, Manuel; Gil, Ismael; Salcini, José Luis; Lahoz, Manuel; De Gregorio, Miguel Angel

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The extirpation of Meckel's diverticulum (MD) via conventional or laparoscopic surgery is the definitive treatment. However, certain circumstances may modify or alter this situation and require the application of exceptional measures. We report a case under our observation who previously had an exploratory abdominal laparotomy for a suspected MD; however, the findings were negative. At that time, the diagnosis was established based on low-level gastrointestinal bleeding and isotopic tests that confirmed the existence of the diverticulum. Given the findings of gamma-graphic exploration and the previous negative surgical exploration, a decision was made to remove the lesion by laparoscopic radioguided surgery. The patient underwent bilateral laparoscopic radioguided surgery using a gamma radiation detection probe. The exploration of the abdominal cavity noted the existence of the diverticulum about 60 to 70 cm from the ileocecal valve. In this way, it was possible to proceed with the resection of the bowel loop and perform an intracorporeal anastomosis termino lateral. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged on the fifth postoperative day. We believe that the combination of radioguided surgery and single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography could be useful for treating lesions in locations that are surgically difficult because of the characteristics of the lesion itself or the peculiarities of an individual patient. PMID:26107668

  11. A comparison of currents carried by HERG, with and without coexpression of MiRP1, and the native rapid delayed rectifier current. Is MiRP1 the missing link?

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    Weerapura, Manjula; Nattel, Stanley; Chartier, Denis; Caballero, Ricardo; Hébert, Terence E

    2002-04-01

    Although it has been suggested that coexpression of minK related peptide (MiRP1) is required for reconstitution of native rapid delayed-rectifier current (I(Kr)) by human ether-a-go-go related gene (HERG), currents resulting from HERG (I(HERG)) and HERG plus MiRP1 expression have not been directly compared with native I(Kr). We compared the pharmacological and selected biophysical properties of I(HERG) with and without MiRP1 coexpression in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells with those of guinea-pig I(Kr) under comparable conditions. Comparisons were also made with HERG expressed in Xenopus oocytes. MiRP1 coexpression significantly accelerated I(HERG) deactivation at potentials negative to the reversal potential, but did not affect more physiologically relevant deactivation of outward I(HERG), which remained slower than that of I(Kr). MiRP1 shifted I(HERG) activation voltage dependence in the hyperpolarizing direction, whereas I(Kr) activated at voltages more positive than I(HERG). There were major discrepancies between the sensitivity to quinidine, E-4031 and dofetilide of I(HERG) in Xenopus oocytes compared to I(Kr), which were not substantially affected by coexpression with MiRP1. On the other hand, the pharmacological sensitivity of I(HERG) in CHO cells was indistinguishable from that of I(Kr) and was unaffected by MiRP1 coexpression. We conclude that the properties of I(HERG) in CHO cells are similar in many ways to those of native I(Kr) under the same recording conditions, and that the discrepancies that remain are not reduced by coexpression with MiRP1. These results suggest that the physiological role of MiRP1 may not be to act as an essential consituent of the HERG channel complex carrying native I(Kr).

  12. The MiRP2-Kv3.4 potassium channel: muscling in on Alzheimer's disease.

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    Choi, Eun; Abbott, Geoffrey W

    2007-09-01

    In this issue of Molecular Pharmacology (p. 665), Pannacione et al. provide evidence of a role for the voltage-gated potassium channel alpha subunit Kv3.4 and its ancillary subunit MiRP2 in beta-amyloid (Abeta) peptide-mediated neuronal death. The MiRP2-Kv3.4 channel complex-previously found to be important in skeletal myocyte physiology-is now argued to be a molecular correlate of the transient outward potassium current up-regulated by Abeta peptide, considered a significant step in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease. The authors conclude that MiRP2 and Kv3.4 are up-regulated by Abeta peptide in a nuclear factor kappaB-dependent fashion at the transcriptional level, and the sea anemone toxin BDS-I is shown to protect against Abeta peptide-mediated cell death by specific blockade of Kv3.4-generated current. The findings lend weight to the premise that specific channels, such as MiRP2-Kv3.4, could hold promise as future therapeutic targets in Alzheimer's disease and potentially other neurodegenerative disorders.

  13. Advances in radioguided surgery in oncology.

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    Valdés Olmos, Renato A; Vidal-Sicart, Sergi; Manca, Gianpiero; Mariani, Giuliano; León-Ramírez, Luisa F; Rubello, Domenico; Giammarile, Francesco

    2017-09-01

    The sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is probably the most well-known radioguided technique in surgical oncology. Today SLN biopsy reduces the morbidity associated with lymphadenectomy and increases the identification rate of occult lymphatic metastases by offering the pathologist the lymph nodes with the highest probability of containing metastatic cells. These advantages may result in a change in clinical management both in melanoma and breast cancer patients. The SLN evaluation by pathology currently implies tumor burden stratification for further prognostic information. The concept of SLN biopsy includes pre-surgical lymphoscintigraphy as a "roadmap" to guide the surgeon toward the SLNs and to localize unpredictable lymphatic drainage patterns. In addition to planar images, SPECT/CT improves SLN detection, especially in sites closer to the injection site, providing anatomic landmarks which are helpful in localizing SLNs in difficult to interpret studies. The use of intraoperative imaging devices allows a better surgical approach and SLN localization. Several studies report the value of such devices for excision of additional sentinel nodes and for monitoring the whole procedure. The combination of preoperative imaging and radioguided localization constitutes the basis for a whole spectrum of basic and advanced nuclear medicine procedures, which recently have been encompassed under the term "guided intraoperative scintigraphic tumor targeting" (GOSTT). Excepting SLN biopsy, GOSTT includes procedures based on the detection of target lesions with visible uptake of tumor-seeking radiotracers on SPECT/CT or PET/CT enabling their subsequent radioguided excisional biopsy for diagnostic of therapeutic purposes. The incorporation of new PET-tracers into nuclear medicine has reinforced this field delineating new strategies for radioguided excision. In cases with insufficient lesion uptake after systemic radiotracer administration, intralesional injection of a tracer

  14. Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) in adults: is it a proper choice?

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    Demirkaya, Ahmet; Kılıç, Burcu; Kara, Hasan Volkan; Yakşi, Osman; Alizade, Nurlan; Demirhan, Özkan; Sayılgan, Cem; Turna, Akif; Kaynak, Kamil

    2016-01-01

    Introduction The Nuss procedure is suitable for prepubertal and early pubertal patients but can also be used in adult patients. Aim To determine whether the minimally invasive technique (MIRPE) can also be performed successfully in adults. Material and methods Between July 2006 and January 2016, 836 patients (744 male, 92 female) underwent correction of pectus excavatum with the MIRPE technique at our institution. The mean age was 16.8 years (2–45 years). There were 236 adult patients (28.2%) (> 18 years) – 20 female, 216 male. The mean age among the adult patients was 23.2 years (18–45 years). The recorded data included length of hospital stay, postoperative complications, number of bars used, duration of the surgical procedure and signs of pneumothorax on the postoperative chest X-ray. Results The MIRPE was performed in 236 adult patients. The average operative time was 44.4 min (25–90 min). The median postoperative stay was 4.92 ±2.81 days (3–21 days) in adults and 4.64 ±1.58 (2–13) in younger patients. The difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.637). Two or more bars were used in 36 (15.8%) adult patients and in 44 (7.5%) younger patients. The difference was not statistically significant either (p = 0.068). Regarding the overall complications, complication rates among the adult patients and younger patients were 26.2% and 11.8% respectively. The difference was statistically significant (p = 0.007). Conclusions MIRPE is a feasible procedure that produces good long-term results in the treatment of pectus excavatum in adults. PMID:27458490

  15. Unintentional parathyroidectomy during total thyroidectomy surgery

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    Du, Wei; Fang, Qigen; Zhang, Xu; Cui, Meng; Zhao, Ming; Lou, Weihua

    2017-01-01

    Abstract In this study, we investigated incidental parathyroidectomy during total thyroidectomy surgery that required central lymph node dissection and the potential risk factors. Patients requiring total thyroidectomy and tracheoesophageal groove node dissection were enrolled in the study from January 2013 to June 2015 and we obtained all medical information, including pathology reports. Furthermore, we recorded the parathyroid hormone level in all patients prior to operation and then 3 further times: 1 day, 1 week, and 3 months after surgery. A total of 341 patients (66 male and 275 female) were enrolled in the study. Microscopic examination of postoperative specimens revealed that incidental parathyroidectomy existed in 35 (10.3%) cases: 32 (91.4%) patients had 1 parathyroid gland excised, 3 (8.6%) patients had 2 parathyroid glands excised, and no patients had 3 or more parathyroid glands resected. The mean size of the resected glands was 4.6 mm. Parathyroid tissue from 16 (42.1%) cases was located in the intrathyroidal position, 6 glands were located in central lymphatic adipose tissue, and 16 glands were located within or along with thymus tissue. Lateral neck dissection significantly increased the risk of incidental parathyroidectomy (P < 0.001). No other factors including age, sex, and postoperative symptomatic hypocalcemia were significantly associated with incidental parathyroidectomy (all P > 0.05), though incidental parathyroidectomy tended to cause transient hypoparathyroidism (P = 0.051). Therefore, the risk of incidental parathyroidectomy in total thyroidectomy is relatively low; the majority of the resected parathyroid tissue is situated outside the thyroid, therefore we suggest future operations focus on preserving the parathyroid gland when the node dissection is close to the thymus. Incidental parathyroidectomy appears to have an effect on the expression of parathyroid hormone and it is significantly associated with lateral cervical

  16. Endoscopic parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Prades, Jean-Michel; Asanau, Alexander; Timoshenko, Andrei P; Gavid, Marie; Martin, Christian

    2011-06-01

    During the past decade, endoscopic video-assisted parathyroidectomy (EP) for primary hyper parathyroidism (PHPT) has gained wider acceptance. The endoscopic gasless procedure described by P. Miccoli (1997-1998) offers an attractive technique. A routine preoperative localization study was performed with both ultrasonography and 99m TC-Sestamibi scintigraphy for each patient with sporadic PHPT. The criteria to select patients eligible for EP included absence of significant nodular goiter, a previous neck surgery, a need for concomitant thyroidectomy, a significant obesity, and multiple enlarged parathyroid glands. The surgical outcome and the use of preoperative localization together with the operative strategy were evaluated. From 2005 to 2009, 59 out of 75 patients (78%) were potentially candidates for this approach. An enlarged parathyroid gland was located by both types of imaging for 34 patients (57%) and by 99 m Tc-Sestamibi scintigraphy for 46 patients (77%). Conversion was required in 11 cases (18%). Nine patients had a negative preoperative imaging study and five underwent a successful EP. The operating time ranged from 35 to 120 min (median 45 min). Usually patients were discharged home at 48 h. There were no cases of permanent hypocalcemia or recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. Postoperative review showed that all calcium and parathyroid hormone levels remained normal at 3 months except for 1 patient with a double adenoma. EP is a quick, safe, and effective procedure in a selected group of patients. Our results show that this technique can be easily introduced into a general head and neck practice.

  17. Tetany despite normocalcaemia and normomagnesaemia following parathyroidectomy.

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    Fonseca, V. A.; Bloom, R. D.; Dick, R.; Dandona, P.

    1987-01-01

    Two patients with long-standing hyperparathyroidism due to a parathyroid adenoma are described. Both had severe osteitis fibrosa cystica and a proximal myopathy. Both were treated with alfacalcidol (2 micrograms/day) prior to and following parathyroidectomy, and infused with calcium gluconate following the operation. Plasma total and ionized calcium and magnesium concentrations were maintained within the normal range. However, both developed tetany in the postoperative period in spite of normal ionized calcium and magnesium concentrations. Tetany continued for 4 weeks in one patient and for longer in the other. Prolonged hypercalcaemia may result in a state of neuromuscular excitability following parathyroidectomy even at high normal concentrations of ionized calcium. PMID:3447116

  18. Radioguided surgery in brain tumors with thallium-201.

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    Serrano, Justo; Rayo, Juan I; Infante, Jose R; Domínguez, Luz; García-Bernardo, Lucía; Durán, Carmen; Fernández Portales, Ignacio; Cabezudo, José M

    2008-12-01

    Malignant astrocytomas show thallium uptake with a high target-to-background ratio, allowing the use of radioguided surgery. We report on 6 patients (3 men) diagnosed with malignant astrocytoma. All patients signed informed consent documents. Previous thallium-201 SPECT was performed, showing uptake in tumors. In the operating room we injected 37 MBq (1 mCi) of thallium-201 at the same time the craniotomy was performed. With the gamma probe we confirmed the tumor uptake, and a biopsy sample was taken. After conventional tumor resection, we scanned the surgical bed with the gamma probe. All areas of abnormal uptake were evaluated by the surgeon and, if possible, removed. In all patients the biopsy confirmed a high-grade astrocytoma. In all cases we found residual uptake in the surgical bed that was confirmed as residual tumor by pathologic examination. In 3 cases it was not possible to remove all the sites of pathologic uptake because critical areas were involved. In the other 3 patients, only background activity was found after the procedure. Radioguided surgery in brain tumors with thallium-201 is a complex technique and expertise in radioguided surgery and neuroimaging is needed, but we think that it is promising.

  19. Palpation thyroiditis following subtotal parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism

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    Madill, Elizabeth M; Cooray, Shamil D

    2016-01-01

    Summary Thyrotoxicosis is an under-recognised but clinically important complication of parathyroidectomy. We report a case of a 37-year-old man with tertiary hyperparathyroidism who initially developed unexplained anxiety, diaphoresis, tachycardia, tremor and hyperreflexia one day after subtotal parathyroidectomy. Thyroid biochemistry revealed suppressed thyroid stimulating hormone and elevated serum free T4 and free T3 levels. Technetium-99m scintigraphy scan confirmed diffusely decreased radiotracer uptake consistent with thyroiditis. The patient was diagnosed with thyrotoxicosis resulting from palpation thyroiditis. Administration of oral beta-adrenergic antagonists alleviated his symptoms and there was biochemical evidence of resolution fourteen days later. This case illustrates the need to counsel patients about thyroiditis as one of the potential risks of parathyroid surgery. It also emphasises the need for biochemical surveillance in patients with unexplained symptoms in the post-operative period and may help to minimise further invasive investigations for diagnostic clarification. Learning points Thyroiditis as a complication of parathyroidectomy surgery is uncommon but represents an under-recognised phenomenon. It is thought to occur due to mechanical damage of thyroid follicles by vigorous palpation. Palpation of the thyroid gland may impair the physical integrity of the follicular basement membrane, with consequent development of an inflammatory response. The majority of patients are asymptomatic, however clinically significant thyrotoxicosis occurs in a minority. Patients should be advised of thyroiditis/thyrotoxicosis as a potential complication of the procedure. Testing of thyroid function should be performed if clinically indicated, particularly if adrenergic symptoms occur post-operatively with no other cause identified. PMID:27482385

  20. Association of Parathyroid Gland Biopsy Excision Technique With Ex Vivo Radiation Counts During Radioguided Parathyroid Surgery.

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    Hinson, Andrew M; Lawson, Bradley R; Franco, Aime T; Stack, Brendan C

    2017-06-01

    Parathyroid biopsy represents a means for normal and hyperfunctional glands to be distinguished intraoperatively. However, no data exist to guide surgeons regarding how much of a parathyroid gland must be biopsied to satisfy the 20% rule. To quantify the relative proportion of a hyperfunctional parathyroid gland that must be evaluated with the gamma probe to satisfy the 20% rule. A retrospective review of surgical data for 24 consecutive patients (16 women, 18 men; mean [SD] age, 66.6 [10] years; range, 51-83 years) who underwent surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism between May and October, 2015, in a tertieary academic medical center. Extirpated parathyroid glands were sectioned into parallel or pie-shaped biopsies and evaluated ex vivo with a gamma probe to determine what percentage of a hyperfunctional gland must be sampled to meet the Norman 20% rule. The hypothesis was formulated during data collection. In total, 253 ex vivo biopsy specimens were obtained from 33 surgically removed parathyroid glands. Parathyroid biopsies satisfied the 20% rule with an accuracy that depended on the relative proportion of the parent gland represented: half or more (96.6%; 95% CI, 91.7%-100.0%), a quarter to one-half (87.0%; 95% CI, 79.3%-94.7%), less than a quarter (63.6%; 95% CI, 54.5%-72.8%). When less than a quarter of the gland was removed, pie-shaped biopsies were more likely to satisfy the 20% rule compared with parallel biopsies of the same weight (78.4% vs 56.2%; absolute difference, 22.2%; 95% CI, 4.7%-39.7%). Unless half of a parathyroid gland is biopsied during radioguided parathyroidectomy, the 20% rule cannot reliably rule out the presence of a hyperfunctional parathyroid lesion. Pie-shaped biopsies originating from the center of the gland are associated with a lower rate of false-negative results compared with peripheral biopsies of similar size. Pie-shaped biopsies and biopsy of half or more of each nonexcised parathyroid gland for ex vivo counts may increase

  1. Incidental Parathyroidectomy during Total Thyroidectomy: Risk Factors and Consequences

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    Balalis, Dimitrios; Soulou, Vasiliki N.; Korkolis, Dimitrios P.; Plataniotis, Georgios; Gontikakis, Emmanouil

    2016-01-01

    Objective. To evaluate the incidence of accidental parathyroidectomy in our series of total thyroidectomies, to investigate its clinical and biochemical consequences, and to identify potential risk factors. Methods. Patients who underwent total thyroidectomy between January 2006 and December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Pathology reports were reviewed to identify those cases who had an incidental parathyroidectomy and these were compared to patients with no parathyroidectomy, in terms of clinical (age, sex, and symptoms of hypocalcemia), pathological (thyroid specimen weight, Hashimoto thyroiditis, and malignancy), and biochemical (serum calcium and phosphate levels) factors. Results. 281 patients underwent total thyroidectomy during the study period. Incidental parathyroidectomy was noticed in 24.9% of cases, with 44.3% of parathyroid glands found in an intrathyroidal location. Evidence of postoperative biochemical hypocalcemia was noticed in 28.6% of patients with parathyroidectomy, compared with 13.3% in the no-parathyroidectomy group (p = 0.003). Symptomatic hypocalcemia was observed in 5.7% and 3.8%, respectively (p = 0.49). Age, sex, thyroid specimen weight, Hashimoto thyroiditis, and malignancy did not differ significantly between the two groups. Conclusions. Our study found an association of incidental parathyroidectomy with transient postoperative biochemical hypocalcemia, but not with clinically symptomatic disease. Age, sex, thyroid gland weight, Hashimoto thyroiditis, and malignancy were not identified as risk factors. PMID:27635137

  2. Characterization of a detector for β^{{-}}_{} radio-guided surgery

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    Russomando, A.; Bellini, F.; Bocci, V.; Collamati, F.; De Lucia, E.; Faccini, R.; Marafini, M.; Mattei, I.; Morganti, S.; Paramatti, R.; Patera, V.; Piersanti, L.; Pinci, D.; Recchia, L.; Sarti, A.; Sciubba, A.; Senzacqua, M.; Solfaroli Camillocci, E.; Voena, C.

    2016-01-01

    This paper reports a new device for the radio-guided surgery technique exploiting β^{{-}}_{} emitters. A specific intraoperative β^{{-}}_{} detecting probe based on a low-density organic crystal, the diphenylbutadiene-doped para-therphenyl, coupled by optical fibres to a photomultiplier, was developed. A portable readout electronics was designed to provide the surgeons with multi real-time feedback. The aspects related to the applicability of the device, in particular the perception of the spatial resolution of the probe and the comprehension time necessary to the operator to interpret the system response were investigated. Preliminary promising results support the possibility of using this innovative probe in cancer surgery.

  3. Effect of curative parathyroidectomy on insulin resistance

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    Putnam, Rachel; Dhibar, Deba Prasad; Varshney, Shweta; Behera, Arunanshu; Mittal, B. R.; Bhansali, Anil; Rao, Sudhaker D.; Bhadada, Sanjay Kumar

    2016-01-01

    Background: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized by inappropriately elevated serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) level despite elevated serum calcium. Insulin resistant is the basic pathophysiology, behind the higher prevalence of diabetes mellitus in patients with PHPT. However, the improvement in insulin resistance (IR) after curative parathyroidectomy (CPTX) has not been established yet, as the study results are conflicting. Materials and Methods: In this prospective interventional study, ten patients with mild PHPT (Group 1) and another ten patients with moderate to severe PHPT (Group 2) were undergone CPTX. The IR was assessed by homeostasis model assessment-IR (HOMA-IR), quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKI), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), and fasting serum insulin (FSI), before and 3 months after CPTX. Results: There was no significant change of FPG and FSI, before and after CPTX in Group 1 (P = 0.179 and P = 0.104) and Group 2 (P = 0.376 and P = 0.488). Before surgery, HOMA-IR was higher, and QUICKI was significantly lower, in both Group 1 (P = 0.058 and P = 0.009) and Group 2 (P = 0.023 and P = 0.005) as compared to published normal reference mean, with no significant difference between the groups. Three months after surgery HOMA-IR increased further and QUICKI remained unchanged as compared to baseline, in both Group 1 (P = 0.072 and 0.082) and Group 2 (P = 0.54 and 0.56), but statistically insignificant. Conclusion: IR remained unchanged after CPTX in mild as well as moderate to severe PHPT. Asymptomatic PHPT with abnormal IR should not be used as criteria for parathyroidectomy. PMID:27867880

  4. Use of {sup 99m}Tc 2-methoxyisobutyl isonitrile in minimally invasive radioguided surgery in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: A narrative review of the current literature

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    Denmeade, Kristie A; Constable, Chris; Reed, Warren M

    2013-06-15

    The use of technetium-99m 2-methoxyisobutyl isonitrile ({sup 99m}Tc MIBI) for assistance in minimally invasive radioguided surgery (MIRS) is growing in popularity as a safe, effective, and proficient technique used for parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) treatment. Previously, the preferred treatment for PHPT was bilateral neck exploration (BNE), a very invasive, costly, and lengthy procedure. However, as a large majority (80–85% of cases of PHPT) are attributed to a single parathyroid adenoma (PA), a simpler more direct technique such as MIRS is a far better option. The following article is an exploration of the current literature concerning varied protocols utilizing {sup 99m}Tc MIBI for assistance in MIRS for patients undergoing treatment of PHPT. This technique boasts many advantageous outcomes for patients suffering from PHPT. These include a reduction in cost, operating time, and patient recovery; less evidence of post-surgical hypocalcaemia, less pain, and complications; superior cosmetic results; same-day discharge; and the possibility of local anaesthesia which is particularly beneficial in elderly patients. Better outcomes for patients with deep or ectopic PAs, reduced intra-operative complications, and improved cosmetic outcomes for patients who have previously undergone thyroid and/or parathyroid surgery are also advantageous. Of the literature reviewed it was also found that no patients suffered any major surgical complications such as laryngeal nerve palsy or permanent hypoparathyroidism using {sup 99m}Tc MIBI for assistance in MIRS.

  5. Endoscopic and robotic parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism

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    Li, Zhen; Van Den Heede, Klaas; Cuny, Thomas; Van Slycke, Sam

    2016-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is one of the most common endocrine disorders for which parathyroidectomy is the most effective therapy. Until late 1970s, the standard approach to parathyroidectomy was a four-gland exploration using a large skin incision. However, 80 to 85 percent of cases of PHPT are caused by a single adenoma. As such, the concept of performing a bilateral exploration in order to visualize all four glands has been argued to be excessive since in the majority of cases, there is only one abnormal gland. Focused exploration (one gland) is currently the standard technique for parathyroidectomy worldwide. Despite a rapid acceptance of minimally invasive approaches in most endocrine surgery centers, the use of an endoscope with or without the use of a robotic system to perform parathyroidectomy remains controversial. The goal of this study was to review current available data about surgical approaches using an endoscope with or without the use of a robotic system in the management of patients with PHPT. For conventional endoscopic and video assisted parathyroidectomy, several comparative studies have demonstrated some advantages in terms of reduced postoperative pain, better cosmetic results and higher patient satisfaction compared to open non-endoscopic minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Robot-assisted transaxillary parathyroidectomy has the advantage of leaving no scar in the neck but its role has not yet been delineated clearly given the limited number of published series. Subjective postoperative cosmetic evaluation is good by concealing the scar in the axilla or infraclavicular area. However, this approach is associated with more extensive dissection than during conventional open or endoscopic neck access surgical procedures. Patients with true ectopic mediastinal parathyroid glands are good candidates for conventional or robot-assisted thoracoscopic approaches because these glands are in remote and narrow anatomical locations. PMID:27294044

  6. Unintentional parathyroidectomy during total thyroidectomy surgery: A single surgeon's experience.

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    Du, Wei; Fang, Qigen; Zhang, Xu; Cui, Meng; Zhao, Ming; Lou, Weihua

    2017-03-01

    In this study, we investigated incidental parathyroidectomy during total thyroidectomy surgery that required central lymph node dissection and the potential risk factors. Patients requiring total thyroidectomy and tracheoesophageal groove node dissection were enrolled in the study from January 2013 to June 2015 and we obtained all medical information, including pathology reports. Furthermore, we recorded the parathyroid hormone level in all patients prior to operation and then 3 further times: 1 day, 1 week, and 3 months after surgery. A total of 341 patients (66 male and 275 female) were enrolled in the study. Microscopic examination of postoperative specimens revealed that incidental parathyroidectomy existed in 35 (10.3%) cases: 32 (91.4%) patients had 1 parathyroid gland excised, 3 (8.6%) patients had 2 parathyroid glands excised, and no patients had 3 or more parathyroid glands resected. The mean size of the resected glands was 4.6 mm. Parathyroid tissue from 16 (42.1%) cases was located in the intrathyroidal position, 6 glands were located in central lymphatic adipose tissue, and 16 glands were located within or along with thymus tissue. Lateral neck dissection significantly increased the risk of incidental parathyroidectomy (P < 0.001). No other factors including age, sex, and postoperative symptomatic hypocalcemia were significantly associated with incidental parathyroidectomy (all P > 0.05), though incidental parathyroidectomy tended to cause transient hypoparathyroidism (P = 0.051). Therefore, the risk of incidental parathyroidectomy in total thyroidectomy is relatively low; the majority of the resected parathyroid tissue is situated outside the thyroid, therefore we suggest future operations focus on preserving the parathyroid gland when the node dissection is close to the thymus. Incidental parathyroidectomy appears to have an effect on the expression of parathyroid hormone and it is significantly associated with lateral cervical lymph

  7. Effects of MiRP1 and DPP6 β-subunits on the blockade induced by flecainide of KV4.3/KChIP2 channels

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    Radicke, S; Vaquero, M; Caballero, R; Gómez, R; Núñez, L; Tamargo, J; Ravens, U; Wettwer, E; Delpón, E

    2008-01-01

    Background and purpose: The human cardiac transient outward potassium current (Ito) is believed to be composed of the pore-forming KV4.3 α-subunit, coassembled with modulatory β-subunits as KChIP2, MiRP1 and DPP6 proteins. β-Subunits can alter the pharmacological response of Ito; therefore, we analysed the effects of flecainide on KV4.3/KChIP2 channels coassembled with MiRP1 and/or DPP6 β-subunits. Experimental approach: Currents were recorded in Chinese hamster ovary cells stably expressing KV4.3/KChIP2 channels, and transiently transfected with either MiRP1, DPP6 or both, using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Key results: In control conditions, KV4.3/KChIP2/MiRP1 channels exhibited the slowest activation and inactivation kinetics and showed an ‘overshoot' in the time course of recovery from inactivation. The midpoint values (Vh) of the activation and inactivation curves for KV4.3/KChIP2/DPP6 and KV4.3/KChIP2/MiRP1/DPP6 channels were ≈10 mV more negative than Vh values for KV4.3/KChIP2 and KV4.3/KChIP2/MiRP1 channels. Flecainide (0.1–100 μM) produced a similar concentration-dependent blockade of total integrated current flow (IC50 ≈10 μM) in all the channel complexes. However, the IC50 values for peak current amplitude and inactivated channel block were significantly different. Flecainide shifted the Vh values of both the activation and inactivation curves to more negative potentials and apparently accelerated inactivation kinetics in all channels. Moreover, flecainide slowed recovery from inactivation in all the channel complexes and suppressed the ‘overshoot' in KV4.3/KChIP2/MiRP1 channels. Conclusions and implications: Flecainide directly binds to the KV4.3 α-subunit when the channels are in the open and inactivated state and the presence of the β-subunits modulates the blockade by altering the gating function. PMID:18536731

  8. Effect of parathyroidectomy on bone growth and composition in the young rat

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    Keil, L. C.; Prinz, J. A.; Evans, J. W.

    1974-01-01

    In an effort to determine the influence of the parathyroids on bone growth and composition, 28-day-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were sacrificed 28, 56, and 84 days after parathyroidectomy or sham parathyroidectomy. Body growth as well as femur growth were retarded following parathyroidectomy. Hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia occurred in all parathyroidectomized rats; no alterations in plasma magnesium levels were noted. Femur magnesium was increased by 22-30% in the parathyroidectomized rats whereas femur calcium remained unchanged. Bone phosphorus was increased 56 and 84 days following parathyroidectomy. Results of this study indicate that parathyroidectomy retards growth while increasing bone magnesium and phosphorus content.

  9. Effect of parathyroidectomy on bone growth and composition in the young rat

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    Keil, L. C.; Prinz, J. A.; Evans, J. W.

    1974-01-01

    In an effort to determine the influence of the parathyroids on bone growth and composition, 28-day-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were sacrificed 28, 56, and 84 days after parathyroidectomy or sham parathyroidectomy. Body growth as well as femur growth were retarded following parathyroidectomy. Hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia occurred in all parathyroidectomized rats; no alterations in plasma magnesium levels were noted. Femur magnesium was increased by 22-30% in the parathyroidectomized rats whereas femur calcium remained unchanged. Bone phosphorus was increased 56 and 84 days following parathyroidectomy. Results of this study indicate that parathyroidectomy retards growth while increasing bone magnesium and phosphorus content.

  10. Radioguided surgery in primary hyperparathyroidism: Results and correlation with intraoperative histopathologic diagnosis.

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    Suárez, Juan P; Domínguez, María L; de Santos, Francisco J; González, José M; Fernández, Nuria; Enciso, Fidel J

    2017-08-11

    Radioguided surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism. The goals of our study were to evaluate the rate of success and compare the results with intraoperative histological analysis. We retrospectively studied 84 patients with primary parathyroidism who had undergone radioguided surgery. All the patients had a positive parathyroid scintigraphy prior to surgery. An intravenous injection of Tc-99m sestamibi was administered before surgery, and radioguided location of the pathologic parathyroid tissue was performed using an intraoperative gamma probe, applying the "20% rule". All resected specimens underwent intraoperative histologic analysis. All patients were followed up for at least 6 months. Positive predictive values of both parathyroid scintigraphy and cervical ultrasonography were also compared. Radioguided surgery success rate was 99%. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values for gamma probe were 99, 73, 97 and 89%, respectively. After surgery, 83 of 84 patients were eucalcaemic (99%) and parathyroid hormone normalised in 77 of 84 patients (92%). Ultrasonography showed low positive predictive value (41%) when compared with scintigraphy. Radioguided surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique with excellent results for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism and could replace both intraoperative histological analysis and intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello. All rights reserved.

  11. Primary hyperparathyroidism treated by transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOEPVA).

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    Sasanakietkul, Thanyawat; Carling, Tobias

    2017-04-13

    Bilateral open cervical exploration with identifying all parathyroid glands and removing one or more enlarged parathyroid tumor(s) was the standard of care in primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). With the introduction of preoperative imaging and intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) measurements [1, 2], various minimally invasive parathyroidectomy approaches have been developed, both open and endoscopic [3-8]. The most commonly used approach currently in the USA is the minimally invasive open parathyroidectomy (MIP), which can be performed in the ambulatory setting with excellent cure and minimal complication rates [9-12]. However, the operation requires a cervical incision, with occasionally poor cosmesis. The transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOEPVA) provides a novel "scarless" approach to parathyroid surgery. The aim of the video is to provide detailed instruction of the TOEPVA in pHPT and how to interpret IOPTH measurements in this setting. The TOEPVA uses three incisions in the vestibule of the oral cavity, using two 5-mm ports and one central 11-mm port. The subplatysmal space is enlarged by hydrodissection and manual dilation. The working space is enhanced by insufflation to 6 mmHg. With the adjunct of preoperative imaging and IOPTH measurements, the extent of the operation is tailored to achieve biochemical cure. TOEPVA is feasible and safe and provides an excellent cosmetic outcome. It is a more direct approach than other remote endoscopic parathyroidectomy techniques. TOEPVA is an excellent option for select patients with pHPT wishing to avoid a neck incision.

  12. A novel radioguided surgery technique exploiting β− decays

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    Camillocci, E. Solfaroli; Baroni, G.; Bellini, F.; Bocci, V.; Collamati, F.; Cremonesi, M.; De Lucia, E.; Ferroli, P.; Fiore, S.; Grana, C. M.; Marafini, M.; Mattei, I.; Morganti, S.; Paganelli, G.; Patera, V.; Piersanti, L.; Recchia, L.; Russomando, A.; Schiariti, M.; Sarti, A.; Sciubba, A.; Voena, C.; Faccini, R.

    2014-01-01

    The background induced by the high penetration power of the radiation is the main limiting factor of the current radio-guided surgery (RGS). To partially mitigate it, a RGS with β+-emitting radio-tracers has been suggested in literature. Here we propose the use of β−-emitting radio-tracers and β− probes and discuss the advantage of this method with respect to the previously explored ones: the electron low penetration power allows for simple and versatile probes and could extend RGS to tumours for which background originating from nearby healthy tissue makes probes less effective. We developed a β− probe prototype and studied its performances on phantoms. By means of a detailed simulation we have also extrapolated the results to estimate the performances in a realistic case of meningioma, pathology which is going to be our first in-vivo test case. A good sensitivity to residuals down to 0.1 ml can be reached within 1 s with an administered activity smaller than those for PET-scans thus making the radiation exposure to medical personnel negligible. PMID:24646766

  13. Feasibility of a wireless gamma probe in radioguided surgery

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    Park, Hye Min; Joo, Koan Sik

    2016-06-01

    Radioguided surgery through the use of a gamma probe is an established practice, and has been widely applied in the case of sentinel lymph node biopsies. A wide range of intraoperative gamma probes is commercially available. The primary characteristics of the gamma probes include their sensitivity, spatial resolution, and energy resolution. We present the results obtained from a prototype of a new wireless gamma probe. This prototype is composed of a 20 mm thick cerium-doped gadolinium aluminum gallium garnet (Ce:GAGG) inorganic scintillation crystal from Furukawa Denshi and a Hamamatsu S12572-100C multi-pixel photon counter equipped with a designed electronics. The measured performance characteristics include the energy resolution, energy linearity, angular aperture, spatial resolution and sensitivity. Measurements were carried out using 57Co, 133Ba, 22Na, and 137Cs sources. The energy resolutions for 0.122 and 0.511 MeV were 17.2% and 6.9%, respectively. The designed prototype consumes an energy of approximately 4.4 W, weighs about 310 g (including battery) having a dimension of 20 mm (D)  ×  130 mm (L).

  14. A novel radioguided surgery technique exploiting β- decays

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    Camillocci, E. Solfaroli; Baroni, G.; Bellini, F.; Bocci, V.; Collamati, F.; Cremonesi, M.; De Lucia, E.; Ferroli, P.; Fiore, S.; Grana, C. M.; Marafini, M.; Mattei, I.; Morganti, S.; Paganelli, G.; Patera, V.; Piersanti, L.; Recchia, L.; Russomando, A.; Schiariti, M.; Sarti, A.; Sciubba, A.; Voena, C.; Faccini, R.

    2014-03-01

    The background induced by the high penetration power of the radiation is the main limiting factor of the current radio-guided surgery (RGS). To partially mitigate it, a RGS with β+-emitting radio-tracers has been suggested in literature. Here we propose the use of β--emitting radio-tracers and β- probes and discuss the advantage of this method with respect to the previously explored ones: the electron low penetration power allows for simple and versatile probes and could extend RGS to tumours for which background originating from nearby healthy tissue makes probes less effective. We developed a β- probe prototype and studied its performances on phantoms. By means of a detailed simulation we have also extrapolated the results to estimate the performances in a realistic case of meningioma, pathology which is going to be our first in-vivo test case. A good sensitivity to residuals down to 0.1 ml can be reached within 1 s with an administered activity smaller than those for PET-scans thus making the radiation exposure to medical personnel negligible.

  15. A comprehensive overview of radioguided surgery using gamma detection probe technology

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    Povoski, Stephen P; Neff, Ryan L; Mojzisik, Cathy M; O'Malley, David M; Hinkle, George H; Hall, Nathan C; Murrey, Douglas A; Knopp, Michael V; Martin, Edward W

    2009-01-01

    The concept of radioguided surgery, which was first developed some 60 years ago, involves the use of a radiation detection probe system for the intraoperative detection of radionuclides. The use of gamma detection probe technology in radioguided surgery has tremendously expanded and has evolved into what is now considered an established discipline within the practice of surgery, revolutionizing the surgical management of many malignancies, including breast cancer, melanoma, and colorectal cancer, as well as the surgical management of parathyroid disease. The impact of radioguided surgery on the surgical management of cancer patients includes providing vital and real-time information to the surgeon regarding the location and extent of disease, as well as regarding the assessment of surgical resection margins. Additionally, it has allowed the surgeon to minimize the surgical invasiveness of many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, while still maintaining maximum benefit to the cancer patient. In the current review, we have attempted to comprehensively evaluate the history, technical aspects, and clinical applications of radioguided surgery using gamma detection probe technology. PMID:19173715

  16. Cinacalcet to prevent parathyrotoxic crises in hypercalcaemic patients awaiting parathyroidectomy

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    Rostoker, Guy; Bellamy, Jean; Janklewicz, Philippe

    2011-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is the third most common endocrine disorder. Hypercalcaemia exceeding 3 mmol/l is a major risk factor for parathyrotoxic crises, and management of patients at risk remains a medical challenge. The authors recently managed three such patients referred for severe nephrolithiasis. All had severe hypercalcaemia (at least 3 mmol/l). Instead of the usual management, which involves hospitalisation in an intensive care environment (for about 5–7 days) for rehydration and infusion of intravenous bisphosphonates, followed by emergency parathyroidectomy, the three patients received ambulatory cinacalcet (not an approved indication), 30 mg twice a day. The serum calcium normalised in two cases and declined to a safe level in the third case, allowing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy to be performed at a date chosen according to the patients’ and surgeon’s respective schedules. The authors consider that cinacalcet may benefit severely hypercalcaemic patients awaiting surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism. PMID:22696718

  17. Declining Rates of Inpatient Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the US

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    Kim, Sun Moon; Shu, Aimee D.; Long, Jin; Montez-Rath, Maria E.; Leonard, Mary B.; Norton, Jeffrey A.; Chertow, Glenn M.

    2016-01-01

    Parathyroidectomy is the only curative therapy for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. However, the incidence, correlates and consequences of parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism across the entire US population are unknown. We evaluated temporal trends in rates of inpatient parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism, and associated in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and costs. We used the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2002–2011. Parathyroidectomies for primary hyperparathyroidism were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes. Unadjusted and age- and sex- adjusted rates of inpatient parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism were derived from the NIS and the annual US Census. We estimated 109,583 parathyroidectomies for primary hyperparathyroidism between 2002 and 2011. More than half (55.4%) of patients were younger than age 65, and more than three-quarters (76.8%) were female. The overall rate of inpatient parathyroidectomy was 32.3 cases per million person-years. The adjusted rate decreased from 2004 (48.3 cases/million person-years) to 2007 (31.7 cases/million person-years) and was sustained thereafter. Although inpatient parathyroidectomy rates declined over time across all geographic regions, a steeper decline was observed in the South compared to other regions. Overall in-hospital mortality rates were 0.08%: 0.02% in patients younger than 65 years and 0.14% in patients 65 years and older. Inpatient parathyroidectomy rates for primary hyperparathyroidism have declined in recent years. PMID:27529699

  18. Parathyroidectomy Improves Restless Leg Syndrome in Patients on Hemodialysis

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    Santos, Roberto Sávio Silva; Coelho, Fernando Morgadinho Santos; da Silva, Bruno Caldin; Graciolli, Fabiana Giorgeti; Dominguez, Wagner Velasquez; de Menezes Montenegro, Fabio Luiz; Jorgetti, Vanda; Moysés, Rosa Maria Affonso; Elias, Rosilene Motta

    2016-01-01

    Background Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder with high prevalence among patients on hemodialysis. It has been postulated that high phosphate and high parathyroid hormone may be implicated in its pathogenesis. Standard international criteria and face-to-face interview are not always applied. Methods this was an interventional prospective study in which 19 patients (6 men, aged 48±11 years) with severe hyperparathyroidism were evaluated. RLS diagnosis and rating scale were accessed based on the International RLS Study Group pre- and post-parathyroidectomy. Patients also underwent standard polysomnography. Results At baseline, RLS was present in 10 patients (52.6%), and pain was the most reported symptom associated with the diagnosis. Patients with RLS had higher serum phosphate (p = 0.008) that remained independently associated with RLS in a logistic regression model, adjusted for hemoglobin, age and gender (HR = 7.28;CI = 1.14–46.3, p = 0.035). After parathyroidectomy, there was a reduction of serum parathyroid hormone, phosphate, calcium and alkaline phosphatase, and an increase of 25(OH)-vitamin D, and Fetuin-A. Parathyroidectomy alleviated RLS (from 52% to 21%; p = 0.04), which was accompanied by a decrease in severity scale, in association with relief of pain and pruritus. Polysomnography in these patients showed an improvement of sleep parameters as measured by sleep efficiency, sleep latency and percentage of REM sleep. Conclusion RLS is associated with high levels of phosphate in patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism on hemodialysis. Pain is most reported complain in these patients. Parathyroidectomy provided an opportunity to relief RLS. Whether the reduction of serum phosphorus or parathyroid hormone contributed to this improvement merits further investigation. PMID:27196740

  19. Parathyroidectomy Improves Restless Leg Syndrome in Patients on Hemodialysis.

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    Santos, Roberto Sávio Silva; Coelho, Fernando Morgadinho Santos; Silva, Bruno Caldin da; Graciolli, Fabiana Giorgeti; Dominguez, Wagner Velasquez; Menezes Montenegro, Fabio Luiz de; Jorgetti, Vanda; Moysés, Rosa Maria Affonso; Elias, Rosilene Motta

    2016-01-01

    Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder with high prevalence among patients on hemodialysis. It has been postulated that high phosphate and high parathyroid hormone may be implicated in its pathogenesis. Standard international criteria and face-to-face interview are not always applied. this was an interventional prospective study in which 19 patients (6 men, aged 48±11 years) with severe hyperparathyroidism were evaluated. RLS diagnosis and rating scale were accessed based on the International RLS Study Group pre- and post-parathyroidectomy. Patients also underwent standard polysomnography. At baseline, RLS was present in 10 patients (52.6%), and pain was the most reported symptom associated with the diagnosis. Patients with RLS had higher serum phosphate (p = 0.008) that remained independently associated with RLS in a logistic regression model, adjusted for hemoglobin, age and gender (HR = 7.28;CI = 1.14-46.3, p = 0.035). After parathyroidectomy, there was a reduction of serum parathyroid hormone, phosphate, calcium and alkaline phosphatase, and an increase of 25(OH)-vitamin D, and Fetuin-A. Parathyroidectomy alleviated RLS (from 52% to 21%; p = 0.04), which was accompanied by a decrease in severity scale, in association with relief of pain and pruritus. Polysomnography in these patients showed an improvement of sleep parameters as measured by sleep efficiency, sleep latency and percentage of REM sleep. RLS is associated with high levels of phosphate in patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism on hemodialysis. Pain is most reported complain in these patients. Parathyroidectomy provided an opportunity to relief RLS. Whether the reduction of serum phosphorus or parathyroid hormone contributed to this improvement merits further investigation.

  20. Is focused parathyroidectomy appropriate for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism?

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    Kim, Won Woong; Rhee, Yumie; Ban, Eun Jeong; Lee, Cho Rok; Kang, Sang-Wook; Nam, Kee-Hyun; Chung, Woong Youn; Park, Cheong Soo

    2016-01-01

    Purpose The aim of this study was to determine whether focused or complete parathyroidectomy was more appropriate and to compare follow-up data in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Methods We retrospectively analyzed 225 operations for PHPT at Yonsei University Health System between 2000 and 2012. After excluding 93 patients, the remaining 132 were divided into 2 groups: those who underwent focused parathyroidectomy (FP) and those who underwent conventional parathyroidectomy (CP). We compared clinicopathological features; preoperative calcium, parathyroid hormone (PTH), phosphorus, vitamin D, 24-hour urine calcium, and alkaline phosphatase levels; postoperative calcium and PTH levels; pathologic diagnosis; multiplicity; and results of a localization study between the 2 groups. Results There was no significant difference in the rates of development of postoperative persistent hyperparathyroidism (1/122 FP patients and 1/10 CP patients) between the 2 groups due to a technical reason (FP 0.8% vs. CP 10.0%, P = 0.146). Multiglandular disease (MGD) was uncommon in all cases (6 of 132, 4.5%). All MGD cases were diagnosed using a preoperative localization study. Sestamibi scan and ultrasonography sensitivity were 94.2% and 90.2%, respectively. Conclusion We suggest that FP is appropriate in PHPT, except in cases of MGD if detected before the operation using preoperative imaging. Knowledge of hereditary PHPT and improved preoperative localization studies, such as high-resolution ultrasonography, contributed to the decision to perform FP rather than CP in all cases of unilateral results of the localizing study. PMID:27617249

  1. Early neurocognitive improvements following parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Shah-Becker, Shivani; Derr, Jonathan; Oberman, Benjamin S; Baker, Aaron; Saunders, Brian; Carr, Michele M; Goldenberg, David

    2017-05-16

    To establish a time frame for postoperative improvements in neurocognitive function in patients who undergo parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism by utilizing repeat neuropsychological assessment at multiple time points before and after surgery. Prospective cohort study. A prospective study was conducted at a tertiary academic medical center between August 2014 and December 2015, including 50 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent parathyroidectomy. A panel of neurocognitive tests was administered at two separate time points: preoperative and 1-week postoperative. Validated neuropsychological assessment tools were utilized, including Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, Trail Making Test A and B, Benton Controlled Oral Word Association, WAIS-IV Digit Span, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, and Insomnia Severity Index. Barona Information Sheet was used to collect demographic data. Paired t tests were to compare pre- and postoperative scores. Thirty-five patients completed the preoperative and 1-week postoperative testing. In cognitive testing, significant improvement was noted in immediate recall (P < 0.001), working memory (P = 0.011), and attention (P = 0.008) at 1-week postoperative. In mood testing, depression (P < 0.001), anxiety (P < 0.001), and negative affect (P = 0.001) scores were significantly improved at 1-week postoperative. Insomnia scores also were significantly improved at 1 week (P < 0.001). Objective improvements in neurocognitive function following parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism were noted as early as 1 week after surgery, which is earlier than previously reported. 2b. Laryngoscope, 2017. © 2017 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

  2. Parathyroidectomy: is vitamin D a player for a good outcome?

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    M, Carsote; Dn, Paduraru; Ae, Nica; A, Valea

    2016-01-01

    Background: The field of parathyroidectomy (PTx) is complex and brings together many specialists. Even if the surgical approaches changed from classical to minimally invasive PTx, a good outcome is correlated with an adequate localization before and during PTx, while blood assays, such as parathormone (PTH) or 25-hydroxyvitamin D, become useful additional markers. Aim. Specific aspects related to parathyroidectomy and vitamins D (VD) were introduced. Material and Method. The article represents a PubMed-based narrative review. Results. The growing evidence regarding the high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and early detection of primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) requires a particular attention to the association of these two disorders, which may be incidental, but some common pathogenic links are displayed. Low VD stimulates PTH production as a secondary or even tertiary type of HPT diagnosis. VD deficiency is associated with larger parathyroid adenomas and higher levels of PTH before and after surgery for primary HPT. Asymptomatically and normocalcemic forms of primary HPT, which are not immediately referred to PTx, require a normalization of the VD levels. VD supplements are safe under some serum calcium cutoffs and offer a better outcome after PTx. However, primary HPT is cured by surgery and, if the indication is well established, this should not be delayed too long to replace VD. Up to half of PTx cases may experience increased PTH levels after surgery, but most of these are transitory if rapid VD correction is done and only a few remaining cases will eventually develop persistent / recurrent primary HPT. Conclusion. A close following of 25-hydroxivitamin D represents one of the keys for a good outcome in the field of parathyroid surgery. Abbreviations: HPT = hyperparathyroidism, MEN = Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome, PTx = parathyroidectomy, PTH = parathormone, VD = Vitamin D.

  3. Significance of rebounding parathyroid hormone levels during parathyroidectomy

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    Schneider, David F.; Ojomo, Kristin A.; Mazeh, Haggi; Oltmann, Sarah C.; Sippel, Rebecca S.; Chen, Herbert

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND Using minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP), most surgeons require a 50% decline in intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IoPTH) to determine cure, but the significance of IoPTH kinetics occurring after this drop remains unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of IoPTH levels that first meet criteria for cure, but then increase again, or rebound, between 10 and 15 minutes post-excision. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing initial parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism at our institution from 2001 – 2011. Rebound IoPTH was defined as an increase in PTH ≥ 5 pg/mL after achieving the 50% drop required for cure. Comparisons were evaluated with the student's t-test, Chi-squared test, or Fisher's exact test where appropriate. RESULTS Of the 1,386 patients who met selection criteria, 86 (6.2%) patients exhibited rebound IoPTH. The mean magnitude of rebound was 13.8 ± 3.6 pg/mL. Compared to those not displaying rebound, more patients with rebound IoPTH were treated with open parathyroidectomy rather than MIP (10.8% vs. 4.5%, p<0.01). The recurrence rate among those with rebound IoPTH was more than double that of patients without rebound IoPTH (5.8% vs. 2.2%, p = 0.03). Magnitude of rebound, however, did not correlate with recurrence. The rate of persistent disease was not different between those with and without rebound IoPTH. Rebound was a much better indicator of recurrence than patients whose final IoPTH levels were not within the normal range. CONCLUSIONS Rebound IoPTH is more common in patients who develop recurrent hyperparathyroidism. Therefore, surgeons should closely monitor patients with rebound IoPTH for disease recurrence. PMID:23669749

  4. Hyperparathyroid crisis: use of bisphosphonates as a bridge to parathyroidectomy.

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    Phitayakorn, Roy; McHenry, Christopher R

    2008-06-01

    Hyperparathyroid crisis is an uncommon, potentially lethal condition for which emergent parathyroidectomy has been advocated. The manifestations of hyperparathyroid crisis and outcomes of bisphosphonate-based therapy and delayed parathyroidectomy were determined and compared with cases from a review of the literature. Laboratory indices and gland weights were compared with those from patients with primary hyperparathyroidism without crisis. Of the 292 patients operated on for hyperparathyroidism, 8 (2.8%) had hyperparathyroid crisis, consistent with rates of 1.6% to 6% reported in the literature. Hyperparathyroid crisis was manifested by vomiting, nausea, or both (n=6); abdominal pain (n=3); mental status changes (n=3); pancreatitis (n=2); bone pain, osteolytic lesions, or both (n=2); electrocardiogram changes (n=1); and an acute conversion disorder (n=1). Isotonic sodium chloride and furosemide, in combination with a bisphosphonate drug in 7 of 8 patients, resulted in a calcium decline from 16.2+/-1.6 mg/dL to 11.8+/-1.6 mg/dL, with resolution of electrocardiogram and mental status changes, and pancreatitis before resection of an adenoma (n=7) or carcinoma (n=1). Patients with hyperparathyroid crisis had higher parathyroid hormone levels (691.7 +/-662.4 pg/mL versus 172.6 +/-147.5 pg/mL; p=0.062), larger tumor weights (7.5 +/-8.4 g versus 1.6 +/-2.1 g; p=0.085), and lower postoperative calcium levels (7.3 +/-1.6 mg/dL versus 8.7+/-0.9 mg/dL; p=0.035) than patients without crisis. Four (50%) of the 8 tumors were found in ectopic locations. There was no mortality from hyperparathyroid crisis, compared with a 7% mortality rate for cases reported in the literature since 1978. Rehydration, calciuresis, and bisphosphonate therapy are effective in correcting life-threatening manifestations of hyperparathyroid crisis, providing an effective bridge to parathyroidectomy.

  5. Parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism improves sleep quality: A prospective study.

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    La, Justin; Wang, Tracy S; Hammad, Abdulrahman Y; Burgardt, Laura; Doffek, Kara; Carr, Azadeh A; Shaker, Joseph L; Carroll, Ty B; Evans, Douglas B; Yen, Tina W F

    2017-01-01

    This prospective survey study assessed changes in sleep quality in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism after parathyroidectomy. Patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (n = 110) or thyroidectomy for benign euthyroid disease (control group; n = 45) were recruited between June 2013 and June 2015 and completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index preoperatively and at 1- and 6 months postoperatively. "Poor" sleep quality was defined as a score >5; a clinically important and relevant improvement was a ≥3-point decrease. Preoperatively, parathyroid patients had worse sleep quality than thyroid patients (mean 8.1 vs 5.3; P < .001); 76 (69%) parathyroid and 23 (51%) thyroid patients reported poor sleep quality (P = .03). Postoperatively, only parathyroid patients demonstrated improvement in sleep quality; mean scores did not differ between the parathyroid and thyroid groups at 1 month (6.3 vs 5.3; P = .12) or 6 months (5.8 vs 4.6; P = .11). The proportion of patients with a clinically important improvement in sleep quality was greater in the parathyroid group at 1 month (37% vs 10%; P < .001) and 6 months (40% vs 17%; P = .01). Importantly, there was no difference in the proportion of patients with poor sleep quality between the 2 groups at 1 month (50% vs 40%; P = .32) and 6 months (40% vs 29%; P = .22). More than two-thirds of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism report poor sleep quality. After parathyroidectomy, over one-third experienced improvement, typically within the first month postoperatively. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Radio-guided localization of clinically occult breast lesions: current modalities and future directions.

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    Aydogan, Fatih; Velidedeoglu, Mehmet; Kilic, Fahrettin; Yilmaz, Halit

    2014-01-01

    The extensive availability of breast cancer screening programs and improvement in diagnostic imaging have led to more frequent detection of suspicious and clinically occult breast lesions. Early detection of tumor is important for breast-conserving treatment. Incomplete excision is a major risk factor for local recurrence. Following precise localization and removing the entire lesion while achieving adequate clear margins is the key factor for successful management of non-palpable breast lesions. For this purpose, several techniques such as wire-guided localization, intra-operative ultrasound guided resection, radio-guided occult lesion localization and radioactive seed localization have been described and applied. In this article, we overview the two commonly used localization techniques, radio-guided occult lesion localization and wire-guided localization, particularly describing their advantages and drawbacks.

  7. Radio-guided surgery improves outcome of therapeutic excision in non-palpable invasive breast cancer.

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    Gallegos Hernandez, J F; Tanis, P J; Deurloo, E E; Nieweg, O E; Th Rutgers, E J; Kroon, B B R; Valdés Olmos, R A

    2004-03-01

    Intratumoral injection of a radiocolloid for lymphatic mapping enables the therapeutic excision of clinically occult breast cancer with the aid of a gamma-ray detection probe. The aim of this study was to determine the success rate of radio-guided tumour excision in addition to a guide wire and to identify factors predicting clear margins. Sixty-five consecutive patients underwent radio-guided tumour excision after intratumoral injection of 99mTc-nanocolloid guided by ultrasound or stereotaxis. A localization wire was inserted after scintigraphy had been performed (group 1). The results were compared with retrospective data from 67 consecutive patients who underwent therapeutic wire-directed excision alone (group 2). Factors predicting clear margins (> or = 1 mm) were determined in a logistic regression model. Adequate margins were obtained in 83% of group 1 and in 64% of group 2 (P = 0.014). The invasive component was incompletely excised in two patients in group 1 and in 14 patients in group 2. Further surgery was performed in four patients in group 1 and in 14 patients in group 2. Factors predictive of clear margins were decreasing pathological tumour diameter (P = 0.035), increasing weight of the specimen (P = 0.046), absence of microcalcifications (P = 0.004) and absence of carcinoma in situ component (P = 0.024). Radio-guided excision was an independent predictor of complete excision of the invasive component (P = 0.012). The application of radio-guided surgery combined with wire localization seems to improve the outcome of therapeutic excision of non-palpable invasive breast cancer compared with wire-directed excision alone.

  8. Tc-99m radio-guided completion thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid carcinoma

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    Karyağar, Savaş; Karatepe, Oğuzhan; Bender, Ömer; Mulazımoğlu, Mehmet; Özpaçaci, Tevfik; Uyanık, Ercan; Karyağar, Sevda S; Yalçın, Orhan; Özdenkaya, Yaşar

    2010-01-01

    Background: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether or not radio-guided surgery has any beneficial effects on completion thyroidectomy (CT) and the associated complication rates. Patients and Methods: Twenty-seven patients were scheduled for CT, for thyroid carcinoma, from December 2004 to June 2005, and were included in the study. All the patients had had initial thyroid surgery in other centers and been referred to our clinic for CT. Operation findings and the effectiveness of Tc-99m radio-guided CT were analyzed. Results: The intraoperative mean ratio of thyroid activity to background activity counted with a gamma probe was 1.3 ± 0.3. Average operation timing was 74 ± 9 minutes. Postoperatively, no residual tissue was detected in any of the patients with ultrasonography and thyroid scintigraphy. In the first postoperative month, serum TSH level was 61 ± 16.4 mIU / L, when preoperatively it was 7.3 ± 3.1 mIU / L (P < 0.001). In the postoperative period, one patient experienced temporary hypoparathyroidism (3.9%). Permanent hypoparathyroidism or recurrent laryngeal nerve damage was not detected in any patient. Conclusion: Tc-99 radio-guided CT is a reliable surgical method, which provides the detection and removal of residual thyroid tissues with minimal complications. PMID:20844663

  9. Outcomes of Total Parathyroidectomy with Autotransplantation versus Subtotal Parathyroidectomy with Routine Addition of Thymectomy to both Groups: Single Center Experience of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

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    Sakman, Gürhan; Parsak, Cem Kaan; Balal, Mustafa; Seydaoglu, Gülşah; Eray, İsmail Cem; Sarıtaş, Gökhan; Demircan, Orhan

    2014-01-01

    Background: Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a common acquired disorder seen in chronic renal failure. It may result in potentially serious complications including metabolic bone diseases, severe atherosclerosis and undesirable cardiovascular events. Parathyroidectomy is required in about 20% of patients after 3–10 years of dialysis and in up to 40% after 20 years. Aims: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the short-term and long-term outcomes of patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism who had undergone total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation and thymectomy or subtotal parathyroidectomy with thymectomy by the same surgical team during the study period. Study Design: Retrospective comparative study. Methods: Clinical data of 50 patients who underwent parathyroid surgery for secondary hyperparathyroidism between 2003 and 2011 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were divided into two subgroups of total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation or subtotal parathyroidectomy. Thymectomy was routinely performed for both groups. Short term outcome parameters included intact parathyroid hormone, ionized calcium and alkaline phosphatase levels. Bone pain, bone fractures, persistent or recurrent disease were included in long term outcome parameters. Results: The mean duration of dialysis was eight years. The mean ionized calcium levels dropped significantly in the total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation group (p=0.016). No serious postoperative complications were observed. Postoperative intravenous calcium supplementation was required in four patients in the total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation group (total PTX+AT) and in three patients in the subtotal parathyroidectomy group (subtotal PTX). Postoperatively, all patients received oral calcium carbonate and calcitriol. The length of average hospital stay was 5 (3–10) days. Including nine patients who underwent successful renal transplantation pre-operative bone symptoms

  10. A novel surgical strategy for secondary hyperparathyroidism: Purge parathyroidectomy.

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    Shan, Cheng-Xiang; Qiu, Nian-Cun; Zha, Si-Luo; Liu, Miao-E; Wang, Qiang; Zhu, Pei-Pei; Du, Zhi-Peng; Xia, Chun-Yan; Qiu, Ming; Zhang, Wei

    2017-07-01

    This study was intended to demonstrate the feasibility and efficacy of purge parathyroidectomy (PPTX) for patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). The "seed, environment, and soil" medical hypothesis was first raised, following review of the literatures, to demonstrate the possible causes of persistence or recurrence of SHPT after parathyroidectomy. Subsequently, the novel surgical strategy of PPTX was proposed, which involves comprehensive resection of the fibro-fatty tissues, including visible or invisible parathyroid, within the region surrounded by the thyroid cartilage, bilateral carotid artery sheath, and the brachiocephalic artery. The perioperative information and clinical outcomes of patients who underwent PPTX from June 2016 to December 2016 were analyzed. In total, PPTX was performed safely in nine patients with SHPT from June 2016 to December 2016. The operative time for PPTX ranged from 95 to 135 min, and blood loss ranged from 20 to 40 mL. No patients with perioperative death, bleeding, convulsions, or recurrent laryngeal nerve injury were reported. The preoperative concentration of PTH ranged from 1062 to 2879 pg/mL, and from 12.35 to 72.69 pg/mL on the first day after surgery. In total, 37 parathyroid glands were resected. The postoperative pathologic examination showed that supernumerary or ectopic parathyroid tissues were found within the "non-parathyroid" tissues in three patients. No cases encountered persistence or recurrence of SHPT, or severe hypocalcemia during the follow-up period. PPTX involves comprehensive resection of supernumerary and ectopic parathyroid tissues, which may provide a more permanent means of reducing PTH levels. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  11. Effect of cinacalcet availability and formulary listing on parathyroidectomy rate trends.

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    Lafrance, Jean-Philippe; Cardinal, Héloïse; Leblanc, Martine; Madore, François; Pichette, Vincent; Roy, Louise; Le Lorier, Jacques

    2013-05-03

    Recent trends in parathyroidectomy rates are not known. Our objective was to investigate the trend in parathyroidectomy rates between 2001 and 2010, and to evaluate if the availability and reimbursement of cinacalcet modified that trend. Using a provincial administrative database, we included all adult patients receiving chronic dialysis treatments between 2001 and 2010 (incident and prevalent) in a time series analysis. The effect of cinacalcet availability on parathyroidectomy bimonthly rates was modeled using an ARIMA intervention model using different cut-off dates: September 2004 (Health Canada cinacalcet approval), January 2005, June 2005, January 2006, June 2006 (date of cinacalcet provincial reimbursement), and January 2007. A total of 12 795 chronic dialysis patients (mean age 64 years, 39% female, 82% hemodialysis) were followed for a mean follow-up of 3.3 years. During follow-up, 267 parathyroidectomies were identified, translating to an average rate of 7.0 per 1000 person-years. The average parathyroidectomy rate before cinacalcet availability was 11.4 /1000 person-years, and 3.6 /1000 person-years after cinacalcet public formulary listing. Only January 2006 as an intervention date in the ARIMA model was associated with a change in parathyroidectomy rates (estimate: -5.58, p = 0.03). Other intervention dates were not associated with lower parathyroidectomy rates. A reduction in rates of parathyroidectomy was found after January 2006, corresponding to cinacalcet availability. However, decreased rates may be due to other factors occurring simultaneously with cinacalcet introduction and further studies are needed to confirm these findings.

  12. Effect of cinacalcet availability and formulary listing on parathyroidectomy rate trends

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    2013-01-01

    Background Recent trends in parathyroidectomy rates are not known. Our objective was to investigate the trend in parathyroidectomy rates between 2001 and 2010, and to evaluate if the availability and reimbursement of cinacalcet modified that trend. Methods Using a provincial administrative database, we included all adult patients receiving chronic dialysis treatments between 2001 and 2010 (incident and prevalent) in a time series analysis. The effect of cinacalcet availability on parathyroidectomy bimonthly rates was modeled using an ARIMA intervention model using different cut-off dates: September 2004 (Health Canada cinacalcet approval), January 2005, June 2005, January 2006, June 2006 (date of cinacalcet provincial reimbursement), and January 2007. Results A total of 12 795 chronic dialysis patients (mean age 64 years, 39% female, 82% hemodialysis) were followed for a mean follow-up of 3.3 years. During follow-up, 267 parathyroidectomies were identified, translating to an average rate of 7.0 per 1000 person-years. The average parathyroidectomy rate before cinacalcet availability was 11.4 /1000 person-years, and 3.6 /1000 person-years after cinacalcet public formulary listing. Only January 2006 as an intervention date in the ARIMA model was associated with a change in parathyroidectomy rates (estimate: -5.58, p = 0.03). Other intervention dates were not associated with lower parathyroidectomy rates. Conclusions A reduction in rates of parathyroidectomy was found after January 2006, corresponding to cinacalcet availability. However, decreased rates may be due to other factors occurring simultaneously with cinacalcet introduction and further studies are needed to confirm these findings. PMID:23642012

  13. Prostate-specific membrane antigen-radioguided surgery for metastatic lymph nodes in prostate cancer.

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    Maurer, Tobias; Weirich, Gregor; Schottelius, Margret; Weineisen, Martina; Frisch, Benjamin; Okur, Asli; Kübler, Hubert; Thalgott, Mark; Navab, Nassir; Schwaiger, Markus; Wester, Hans-Jürgen; Gschwend, Jürgen E; Eiber, Matthias

    2015-09-01

    With the advent of (68)Ga-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen-N,N'-bis[2-hydroxy-5-(carboxyethyl)benzyl]ethylenediamine-N,N'-diacetic acid ((68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC) positron emission tomography (PET) hybrid imaging in prostate cancer (PCa), even small metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) can be visualized. However, intraoperative detection of such LNs may not be easy owing to their inconspicuous morphology and/or atypical localization. The aim of our feasibility study was to evaluate PSMA-radioguided surgery for detection of metastatic LNs. One patient with primary PCa and evidence of LN metastases and four PCa patients with evidence of recurrent disease to regional LNs on (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET hybrid imaging received an intravenous injection of an (111)In-PSMA investigation and therapy agent 24h before surgery. Metastatic LNs were tracked intraoperatively using a gamma probe with acoustic and visual feedback. All radioactive-positive LN specimens detected in vivo were confirmed by ex vivo measurements and corresponded to PSMA-avid metastatic disease according to histopathology analysis. Intraoperative use of the gamma probe detected all PSMA-positive lesions identified on preoperative (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET. Detection of small subcentimeter metastatic LNs was facilitated, and PSMA-radioguided surgery in two patients revealed additional lesions close to known tumor deposits that were not detected by preoperative (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET. However, greater patient numbers and long-term follow-up data are needed to determine the future role of PSMA-radioguided surgery.

  14. Radioguided surgery of parathyroid adenomas and recurrent thyroid cancer using the "low sestamibi dose" protocol.

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    Rubello, Domenico; Fig, Lorraine M; Casara, Dario; Piotto, Andrea; Boni, Giuseppe; Pelizzo, Maria R; Shapiro, Brahm; Sandrucci, Sergio; Gross, Milton D; Mariani, Giuliano

    2006-06-01

    The aim of this study was to establish the clinical efficacy of the "low sestamibi dose" (LSD) protocol to perform thyroid and parathyroid radioguided surgery in a large series of patients homogeneously studied and operated on by the same surgeon. The LSD protocol was initially developed in our center to cure primary hyperparathyroid (PHPT) patients with a high likelihood of a solitary parathyroid adenoma (PA) by minimally invasive radioguided surgery (MIRS). Since then, the same protocol has been applied to differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients with 131I-negative, but sestamibi-positive, locoregional recurrent disease in order to obtain radical radioguided extirpation of tumoral lesions at reoperation. We reviewed the clinical charts of 453 consecutive patients referred at the surgical department at Padova University (Padova, Italy) to investigate a PHPT or a DTC recurrence: 336 patients (74.2%) met the inclusion criteria for radioguided surgery, and these patients were analyzed for the aim of this study. There were 298 patients affected by PHPT with a high likelihood of a solitary sestamibipositive PA and 38 DTC patients affected by 131I-negative, but sestamibi-positive, locoregional recurrence. All patients underwent a preoperative imaging work-up, including sestamibi scintigraphy (doubletracer subtraction scan in PHPT patients and single-tracer, wash-out scan in DTC patients) and high-resolution neck ultrasonography (US). The LSD protocol we developed consists of the intravenous injection of a very low (1 mCi) sestamibi dose in the operating theater just 10 minutes before commencing intervention for the purpose of radioguided surgery only. At variance with the traditional "high (20-25 mCi) sestamibi dose (HSD)" protocol in which imaging and radioguided surgery are obtained in the same day, in the LSD protocol, imaging and radioguided surgery are performed in different days. The LSD protocol allows some advantages over the HSD protocol: (1) more time for

  15. Innovation in early breast cancer surgery: radio-guided occult lesion localization and sentinel node biopsy.

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    Paganelli, G; Veronesi, U

    2002-07-01

    The surgical management of non-palpable breast lesions remains controversial. At the European Institute of Oncology we have introduced a new technique, radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL) to replace standard methods and overcome their disadvantages. Regarding axillary dissection, probe-guided biopsy of the sentinel node (SN) is easy to apply, and the whole procedure is associated to a low risk of false negatives. We suggest that the SN technique should be widely adopted to stage the axilla in patients with breast cancer with clinically negative lymph nodes. Large-scale implementation of the sentinel node technique will reduce the cost of treatment as a result of shorter hospitalization times.

  16. The Relationship of Parathyroidectomy and Bisphosphonates With Fracture Risk in Primary Hyperparathyroidism: An Observational Study.

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    Yeh, Michael W; Zhou, Hui; Adams, Annette L; Ituarte, Philip H G; Li, Ning; Liu, In-Lu Amy; Haigh, Philip I

    2016-06-07

    The comparative effectiveness of surgical and medical treatments on fracture risk in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is unknown. To measure the relationship of parathyroidectomy and bisphosphonates with skeletal outcomes in patients with PHPT. Retrospective cohort study. An integrated health care delivery system. All enrollees with biochemically confirmed PHPT from 1995 to 2010. Bone mineral density (BMD) changes and fracture rate. In 2013 patients with serial bone density examinations, total hip BMD increased transiently in women with parathyroidectomy (4.2% at <2 years) and bisphosphonates (3.6% at <2 years) and declined progressively in both women and men without these treatments (-6.6% and -7.6%, respectively, at >8 years). In 6272 patients followed for fracture, the absolute risk for hip fracture at 10 years was 20.4 events per 1000 patients who had parathyroidectomy and 85.5 events per 1000 patients treated with bisphosphonates compared with 55.9 events per 1000 patients without these treatments. The risk for any fracture at 10 years was 156.8 events per 1000 patients who had parathyroidectomy and 302.5 events per 1000 patients treated with bisphosphonates compared with 206.1 events per 1000 patients without these treatments. In analyses stratified by baseline BMD status, parathyroidectomy was associated with reduced fracture risk in both osteopenic and osteoporotic patients, whereas bisphosphonates were associated with increased fracture risk in these patients. Parathyroidectomy was associated with fracture risk reduction in patients regardless of whether they satisfied criteria from consensus guidelines for surgery. Retrospective study design and nonrandom treatment assignment. Parathyroidectomy was associated with reduced fracture risk, and bisphosphonate treatment was not superior to observation. National Institute on Aging.

  17. [Occult breast cancer. Detection and radioguided surgery with 99mTc-MIBI].

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    Barberá, L; Illanes, L; Terrier, F; Dopta, G

    2003-01-01

    We include those patients who present with an isolated metastasis of axillary adenopathy in the occult primary breast cancer group. Presumably, the primary tumor is a primitive breast carcinoma, unsuspected until this moment and not clinically demonstrable by mammography or ultrasonography. When no method succeeds in confirming the primary breast lesion, the patients are usually treated assuming the existing of breast cancer. Several diagnostic methods have been used to find the primary breast lesion. Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI), Positron Emission (PET) and Doppler sonography have been used in this way and several papers present the results reached with them. Our group incorporates detection and radioguided surgery with 99mTechnetium (99mTc) methoxyisobutil isonitrile into the study of these patients. We perform a planar scintimammography and SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) with 99mTc-MIBI. If the radioisotopic method shows a functional image compatible with a carcinoma, a gamma detecting probe is then used to locate the lesion and guide its surgical removal. In this paper, we present the application of the technique in 5 cases and describe the technique and its possibilities. Its advantages are explained in comparison with other methods. The dosimetric values found in the performance of the technique are reported. We consider that detection and radioguided surgery with 99mTc-MIBI in the diagnosis and treatment of occult breast cancer adds an effective tool and means progress in the approach to this disease.

  18. Comparison of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local anaesthesia and minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism: a cost analysis

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    MELFA, G.I.; RASPANTI, C.; ATTARD, M.; COCORULLO, G.; ATTARD, A.; MAZZOLA, S.; SALAMONE, G.; GULOTTA, G.; SCERRINO, G.

    2016-01-01

    Background Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) origins from a solitary adenoma in 70–95% of cases. Moreover, the advances in methods for localizing an abnormal parathyroid gland made minimally invasive techniques more prominent. This study presents a micro-cost analysis of two parathyroidectomy techniques. Patients and methods 72 consecutive patients who underwent minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, video-assisted (MIVAP, group A, 52 patients) or “open” under local anaesthesia (OMIP, group B, 20 patients) for PHPT were reviewed. Operating room, consumable, anaesthesia, maintenance costs, equipment depreciation and surgeons/anaesthesiologists fees were evaluated. The patient’s satisfaction and the rate of conversion to conventional parathyroidectomy were investigated. T-Student’s, Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests and Odds Ratio were used for statistical analysis. Results 1 patient of the group A and 2 of the group B were excluded from the cost analysis because of the conversion to the conventional technique. Concerning the remnant patients, the overall average costs were: for Operative Room, 1186,69 € for the MIVAP group (51 patients) and 836,11 € for the OMIP group (p<0,001); for the Team, 122,93 € (group A) and 90,02 € (group B) (p<0,001); the other operative costs were 1388,32 € (group A) and 928,23 € (group B) (p<0,001). The patient’s satisfaction was very strongly in favour of the group B (Odds Ratio 20,5 with a 95% confidence interval). Conclusions MIVAP is more expensive compared to the “open” parathyroidectomy under local anaesthesia due to the costs of general anaesthesia and the longer operative time. Moreover, the patients generally prefer the local anaesthesia. Nevertheless, the rate of conversion to the conventional parathyroidectomy was relevant in the group of the local anaesthesia compared to the MIVAP, since the latter allows a four-gland exploration. PMID:27381690

  19. Comparison of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local anaesthesia and minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism: a cost analysis.

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    Melfa, G I; Raspanti, C; Attard, M; Cocorullo, G; Attard, A; Mazzola, S; Salamone, G; Gulotta, G; Scerrino, G

    2016-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) origins from a solitary adenoma in 70- 95% of cases. Moreover, the advances in methods for localizing an abnormal parathyroid gland made minimally invasive techniques more prominent. This study presents a micro-cost analysis of two parathyroidectomy techniques. 72 consecutive patients who underwent minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, video-assisted (MIVAP, group A, 52 patients) or "open" under local anaesthesia (OMIP, group B, 20 patients) for PHPT were reviewed. Operating room, consumable, anaesthesia, maintenance costs, equipment depreciation and surgeons/anaesthesiologists fees were evaluated. The patient's satisfaction and the rate of conversion to conventional parathyroidectomy were investigated. T-Student's, Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests and Odds Ratio were used for statistical analysis. 1 patient of the group A and 2 of the group B were excluded from the cost analysis because of the conversion to the conventional technique. Concerning the remnant patients, the overall average costs were: for Operative Room, 1186,69 € for the MIVAP group (51 patients) and 836,11 € for the OMIP group (p<0,001); for the Team, 122,93 € (group A) and 90,02 € (group B) (p<0,001); the other operative costs were 1388,32 € (group A) and 928,23 € (group B) (p<0,001). The patient's satisfaction was very strongly in favour of the group B (Odds Ratio 20,5 with a 95% confidence interval). MIVAP is more expensive compared to the "open" parathyroidectomy under local anaesthesia due to the costs of general anaesthesia and the longer operative time. Moreover, the patients generally prefer the local anaesthesia. Nevertheless, the rate of conversion to the conventional parathyroidectomy was relevant in the group of the local anaesthesia compared to the MIVAP, since the latter allows a four-gland exploration.

  20. The effect of parathyroidectomy on bone fracture risk in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    VanderWalde, Lindi H; Liu, In-Lu Amy; O'Connell, Theodore X; Haigh, Philip I

    2006-09-01

    Parathyroidectomy may increase bone density in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), but it is unclear whether fracture risk is decreased. Parathyroidectomy decreases fracture risk. Retrospective cohort study with median follow-up of 6.5 years. Twelve regional hospitals in California. One thousand five hundred sixty-nine patients with PHPT. Parathyroidectomy or observation. Main Outcome Measure Fracture-free survival. Mean initial calcium, parathyroid hormone, and creatinine levels were 11.2 mg/dL (2.8 mmol/L), 123.0 pg/mL, and 0.9 mg/dL (79.6 micromol/L), respectively. Parathyroidectomy was performed in 452 (28.8%) patients, and 1117 (71.2%) were observed. The 10-year fracture-free survival after PHPT diagnosis was 73% in patients treated with parathyroidectomy compared with 59% in those observed (hazard ratio [HR], 0.53; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.38-0.73; P < .001). Parathyroidectomy decreased the 10-year hip fracture rate by 8% (P = .001) and the upper extremity fracture rate by 3% (P = .02). Parathyroidectomy was independently associated with a decreased fracture risk (HR, 0.68; 95% CI, 0.47-0.98), whereas female sex (HR, 1.82; 95% CI, 1.19-2.80) and increased creatinine level (HR per 1-mg/dL [88.4-micromol/L] increment, 2.05; 95% CI, 1.22-3.46) remained independently associated with an increased fracture risk. Age of 50 years or older (HR, 1.62; 95% CI, 0.99-2.66), initial parathyroid hormone level (HR, 1.00; 95% CI, 0.99-1.02), and calcium level (HR, 1.02; 95% CI, 0.75-1.37) were not independently associated with fracture risk after adjusting for all other variables. Parathyroidectomy is associated with a decreased risk of fracture in PHPT. The largest decrease was in hip fractures. Parathyroidectomy should be considered for all patients with PHPT to reduce fracture risk, regardless of age or calcium or parathyroid hormone levels.

  1. Outpatient parathyroidectomy: a new paradigm from a nursing perspective.

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    Donovan, Patricia I

    2005-01-01

    Nursing assessment and management regarding the care of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (1 degrees HPTH) has evolved in parallel with the marked changes in diagnosis and surgical approach to the disease. Earlier diagnosis and vast advancements in surgical approach has shifted the paradigm of nursing intervention into the outpatient setting. The early detection of 1 degrees HPTH has become more prevalent in the preceding three decades. The clinical profile has shifted to minimally symptomatic or asymptomatic patients who have excess serum PTH levels, along with hypercalcemia. A recent consensus conference proposed diagnostic guidelines relevant to the decision making process regarding the advisability of surgical intervention vs. medical management. With surgical intervention as the only definitive treatment for 1 degrees HPTH, the successful outcomes associated with outpatient minimally invasive parathyroidectomy have shifted the patterns of recommendation for surgery, even within the group of asymptomatic patients. The endocrine nurse is integral in the successful team management of patients diagnosed with 1 degrees HPTH. From a nursing perspective, the paradigm has shifted from an inpatient focus centered around the progressive clinical signs and symptoms of the disease, to a comprehensive patient care model of assessment, education, and pre, peri and postoperative monitoring of patients who benefit from the demonstrated positive outcomes associated with parathyroid surgery in the outpatient setting.

  2. Is sestamibi-guided parathyroidectomy really cost-effective?

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    Greene, A K; Mowschenson, P; Hodin, R A

    1999-12-01

    Sestamibi-guided limited neck explorations are an alternative to the standard bilateral neck exploration for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. A recently published meta-analysis by Denham and Norman (JACS vol.186, 1998) suggested that a sestamibi-directed approach offers a cost benefit because it decreases operative and recovery room times, hospital stay, and the number of frozen sections needed. We reviewed 41 bilateral neck explorations for primary hyperparathyroidism and compared our results with those reported by the meta-analysis to determine whether a sestamibi-directed approach is cost effective. Operative and recovery room times averaged 60.3 +/- 19.3 and 45 minutes, respectively. Forty six percent of the patients were treated as outpatients, and 1.21 +/- 0.57 frozen sections were obtained per case. Our standard bilateral exploration cost 47% less than the bilateral approach and 17% less than the sestamibi-directed operation calculated in the meta-analysis. There were no cases of nerve injury or permanent hypocalcemia, 98% of patients were cured, and 61% of patients did not require narcotics postoperatively. Sestamibi-guided parathyroidectomy may not offer any advantage over the standard bilateral exploration. In our experience, a bilateral neck exploration can be performed on an outpatient basis and at low cost, with a high success rate and minimal morbidity. Most patients do not require narcotics, and the cosmetic results are excellent.

  3. Application of total parathyroidectomy with auto-transplantation for uremia secondary hyperparathyroidism treatment

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    Jing, Ying; Zhao, Hanhui; Ge, Yanming; Jia, Fengyu; He, Qingqing; Wang, Suxia; Meng, Jianzhong

    2015-01-01

    Background: Secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) is a common acquired disorder in patients with chronic renal failure. Despite the development of new therapeutic agents, a majority of patients will require parathyroidectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate total parathyroidectomy with auto-transplantation of trace amounts of parathyroid tissue as a surgical option in uremia sHPT treatment. Methods: Clinical data of 50 sHPT patients who underwent total parathyroidectomy with auto-transplantation between January 2011 and December 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Symptoms such as bone pain and fractures, concentrations of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), levels of ionized calcium and serum phosphorus, and activity of alkaline phosphatase were recorded before and after parathyroidectomy. Results: After operation, signs of pruritus, bone pain and muscle weakness was disappeared, iPTH level and serum phosphate concentration were declined markedly. No serious postoperative complications were observed. Follow-up observation was around 28 months. One female patient (2%) died 3 months after surgery due to heart failure, and another patient (2%) had persistent disease. All other patients recovered during the follow-up period. Conclusions: Total parathyroidectomy with auto-transplantation of trace amounts of parathyroid tissue was considered to be a feasible, safe and effective surgical option for the treatment of sHPT. PMID:26379922

  4. A Randomized Study Comparing Parathyroidectomy with Cinacalcet for Treating Hypercalcemia in Kidney Allograft Recipients with Hyperparathyroidism.

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    Cruzado, Josep M; Moreno, Pablo; Torregrosa, José V; Taco, Omar; Mast, Richard; Gómez-Vaquero, Carmen; Polo, Carolina; Revuelta, Ignacio; Francos, José; Torras, Joan; García-Barrasa, Arantxa; Bestard, Oriol; Grinyó, Josep M

    2016-08-01

    Tertiary hyperparathyroidism is a common cause of hypercalcemia after kidney transplant. We designed this 12-month, prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomized study to evaluate whether subtotal parathyroidectomy is more effective than cinacalcet for controlling hypercalcemia caused by persistent hyperparathyroidism after kidney transplant. Kidney allograft recipients with hypercalcemia and elevated intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) concentration were eligible if they had received a transplant ≥6 months before the study and had an eGFR>30 ml/min per 1.73 m(2) The primary end point was the proportion of patients with normocalcemia at 12 months. Secondary end points were serum iPTH concentration, serum phosphate concentration, bone mineral density, vascular calcification, renal function, patient and graft survival, and economic cost. In total, 30 patients were randomized to receive cinacalcet (n=15) or subtotal parathyroidectomy (n=15). At 12 months, ten of 15 patients in the cinacalcet group and 15 of 15 patients in the parathyroidectomy group (P=0.04) achieved normocalcemia. Normalization of serum phosphate concentration occurred in almost all patients. Subtotal parathyroidectomy induced greater reduction of iPTH and associated with a significant increase in femoral neck bone mineral density; vascular calcification remained unchanged in both groups. The most frequent adverse events were digestive intolerance in the cinacalcet group and hypocalcemia in the parathyroidectomy group. Surgery would be more cost effective than cinacalcet if cinacalcet duration reached 14 months. All patients were alive with a functioning graft at the end of follow-up. In conclusion, subtotal parathyroidectomy was superior to cinacalcet in controlling hypercalcemia in these patients with kidney transplants and persistent hyperparathyroidism.

  5. Effect of bone mineral density and parathyroidectomy on fracture risk in primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    VanderWalde, Lindi H; Liu, In-Lu Amy; Haigh, Philip I

    2009-03-01

    Bone mineral density is one parameter used to decide whether patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) should undergo parathyroidectomy. However, the influence of bone mineral density and parathyroidectomy on subsequent fracture risk is unclear. The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients with PHPT based on administrative discharge abstract data. The dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan T-scores at the femur were collected by chart review, and 10-year fracture-free survival (FFS) was the main outcome measured. A total of 533 patients were identified, most of them > or = 50 years old (89%) and female (87%). Seventeen percent of the patients were black. Mean initial calcium, parathormone, and creatinine levels were 11.1 mg/dl, 116 pg/ml, and 0.9 mg/dl, respectively. Parathyroidectomy was performed in 159 (30%) patients, and 374 (70%) were observed. The 10-year FFS after PHPT diagnosis was 94% in patients treated with parathyroidectomy and 81% in those observed (p = 0.006). Compared to observation, parathyroidectomy improved the 10-year FFS by 9.1% (p = 0.99), 12% (p = 0.92), and 12% (p = 0.02) in patients with normal bones (T-score > or = -1.0), osteopenia (T-score < or = -1.0, > or = -2.5), and osteoporosis (T-score < -2.5), respectively. On multivariate analysis, parathyroidectomy was independently associated with decreased fracture risk (HR = 0.41; 95%CI 0.18, 0.93), whereas non-black race (HR = 2.94; 95%CI 1.04, 8.30) and T-score < -2.5 (HR = 2.29; 95%CI 1.08, 4.88) remained independently associated with increased fracture risk. Parathyroidectomy decreases the risk of fracture in patients with normal, osteopenic, and osteoporotic bones. The largest impact from parathyroidectomy is in patients with osteoporosis. The highest risk of fracture is in non-blacks and in patients with osteoporosis.

  6. Intraoperative β{sup -} detecting probe for radio-guided surgery in tumour resection

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    Solfaroli Camillocci, Elena; Bellini, Fabio; Bocciy, Valerio; Collamatiyz, Francesco; Faccini, Riccardo; Paramattiy, Riccardo; Paterayz, Vincenzo; Pinciy, Davide; Recchiay, Luigi; Sciubbayz, Adalberto; Senzacqua, Martina; Voenay, Cecilia; Morgantiy, Silvio; De Luciax, Erika; Matteixk, Ilaria; Sartizx, Alessio; Russomando, Aandrea; Marafiniy, Michela

    2015-07-01

    The development of the β{sup -} based radio-guided surgery aims to extend the technique to those tumours where surgery is the only possible treatment and the assessment of the resection would most profit from the low background around the lesion, as for brain tumours. Feasibility studies on meningioma and gliomas already estimated the potentiality of this new treatment. To validate the technique, a prototype of the intraoperative probe detecting β{sup -} decays and specific phantoms simulating tumour remnant patterns embedded in healthy tissue have been realized. The response of the probe in this simulated environment is tested with dedicated procedures. This document discusses the innovative aspects of the method, the status of the developed intraoperative β{sup -} detecting probe and the results of the preclinical tests. (authors)

  7. Performance of a small CdTe gamma camera for radio-guided surgery

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    Tsuchimochi, Makoto; Sakahara, Harmui; Hayama, Kazuhide; Funaki, Minoru; Shirahata, T.; Orskaug, Terje; Maehlum, Gunnar; Yoshioka, Koki; Nygard, Einar

    2001-12-01

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy has been shown to be highly accurate for detecting metastatic diseases, such as melanoma and breast cancer. Gamma probes that measure only the relative presence of radioactivity are commonly used to identify sentinel lymph nodes. We have developed a small semiconductor gamma camera (SSGC) that allows the size, shape, and location of the target tissues to be visualized. The purpose of this study is to characterize the performance of the SSGC for radioguided surgery of metastatic lesions and for diagnosing other diseases amenable to the smaller- format associated with this prototype imaging system. Methods & Design: The detector head was comprised of a 32 x 32 Cadmium Telluride semiconductor array and application- specific integrated circuit (ASIC) with a tungsten collimator. The entire assembly was encased in a lead housing measuring 152 mm x 166 mm x 65 mm. The effective visual field was 44.8 mm x 44.8 mm. Two spherical 5 mm diameter Tc-99m radioactive sources having activities of 0.15 MBq and 100 MBq were used to simulate sentinel lymph nodes and injection site. The relative detectability of these foci was compared using the new detector and a conventional scintillation camera. Use of the prototype was also explored on patients in a variety of clinical applications. Results: the SSGC provided better spatial resolution on phantom studies than the conventional gamma camera control. Both foci could be visualized clearly by the SSGC using a 15 second acquisition time, whereas they could not be readily identified using the conventional system under comparable conditions. Preliminary clinical tests of the SSGC were found to be successful in imaging diseases in a variety of tissues including salivary and thyroid glands, temporomandibular joints, and sentinel lymph nodes. Conclusion: The SSGC has significant potential for use in diagnosing diseases and for facilitating subsequent radioguided surgery. (This project was supported by a Grant- in

  8. Restoration of impaired T-cell proliferation after parathyroidectomy in hemodialysis patients.

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    Tzanno-Martins, C; Futata, E; Jorgetti, V; Duarte, A J

    2000-03-01

    Severe secondary hyperparathyroidism is not infrequent in hemodialysis patients and recent studies suggest that parathyroid hormone (PTH) may play a role in the genesis of cell immunity abnormalities in uremia. The aim of the present study is to describe the effect of parathyroidectomy on T- and B-cell functions in hemodialysis patients. The study was performed on 6 patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism. iPTH, B, CD4(+), CD8(+), total number of lymphocytes, lymphoproliferative response to PHA, PWM and Candidin, and IgG, IgM, IL-2 production in vitro were determined 1 day before and 4 months after parathyroidectomy. The lymphoproliferative response to PHA increased significantly after parathyroidectomy. We also observed a trend to an increase in production of IgG and IgM after PWM stimulation before therapy. The present study suggests that patients with extremely high levels of PTH show a complete restoration of impaired T-cell proliferation after parathyroidectomy. Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

  9. [Parathyroidectomy in end-stage renal disease: perioperative management of calcium-phosphorus balance].

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    Vallée, M; Lalumière, G; Déziel, C; Quérin, S; Madore, F

    2007-01-01

    The management of metabolic problems following parathyroidectomy in end stage renal disease remains poorly defined. Hypocalcemia is a common and serious complication in the post-operative period. The objective of the present study was to develop a protocol for the management of patients during the immediate perioperative period based on the best available data from the literature, and to verify its effectiveness and safety in three patients on chronic hemodialysis. A patient management protocol was developed based on data reported in the literature and was subsequently tested on three chronic dialysis patients suffering from tertiary hyperparathyroidism with an indication of parathyroidectomy. According to the literature, the risk of hypocalcemia following parathyroidectomy can be decreased by tight surveillance of calcium levels and preventive administration of calcium and vitamin D analogue to patients at high risk of hypocalcemia. By applying this protocol, profound hypocalcemia was avoided and the immediate post-operative period was uneventful in the three patients under study. In summary, the proposed protocol is safe and effective for the peri-parathyroidectomy management of patients on chronic hemodialysis.

  10. Robotic thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy: An initial experience with retroauricular approach.

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    Alshehri, Mohammed; Mohamed, Hossam Eldin; Moulthrop, Thomas; Kandil, Emad

    2017-08-01

    overnight stay, and the remaining 2 patients were discharged after 2 days. Single-incision retroauricular robotic hemithyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy can be safe and feasible and concomitant neck lift surgery can be offered in a select group of patients. In addition, the nonrobotic retroauricular approach can be performed safely; however, future studies are warranted to further evaluate the benefits and limitations of this novel robotic retroauricular surgical approach. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Calcimimetics versus parathyroidectomy for treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism: retrospective chart analysis of a prospective database.

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    Keutgen, Xavier M; Buitrago, Daniel; Filicori, Filippo; Kundel, Anna; Elemento, Olivier; Fahey, Thomas J; Zarnegar, Rasa

    2012-05-01

    This study aims to determine the efficacy of calcimimetics in improving bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) and compare those results to patients undergoing parathyroidectomy. Parathyroidectomy has been shown to improve BMD in pHPT, but calcimimetics have recently been advocated as a medical alternative to parathyroidectomy for pHPT. We identified 17 patients that were treated with calcimimetics for pHPT. Seventeen patients with pHPT who underwent parathyroidectomy served as surgical controls. Serum calcium level, parathyroid hormone (PTH) level, and femur and spine BMD T scores were compared before and 1 year after therapy. Both groups were demographically matched. Calcium levels normalized in 70.6% of medically versus 100% of surgically treated patients (P = 0.026). PTH levels normalized in 35% of patients treated with calcimimetics versus 76% of surgical patients (P = 0.036). Femur BMD improved in 18.8% of medically treated patients versus 58.8% of surgical patients (P = 0.032). Spine BMD improved in 70.6% of medically treated patients versus 82.4% of surgical patients (P = 0.69). Further analysis demonstrated that regardless of treatment, normalization of PTH was associated with significant improvement in femur (P = 0.03) and spine BMD (P < 0.001). Normalization of calcium without normalization of PTH did not impact BMD. Parathyroidectomy results in greater normalization of serum calcium and PTH levels and significantly improves cortical BMD compared to calcimimetics. Regardless of treatment, normalization of PTH is associated with significant improvement in spine and femur BMD, suggesting that the superior effects of surgery may be mediated by better control of PTH.

  12. Unplanned 30-Day Readmissions after Parathyroidectomy in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Nationwide Analysis.

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    Ferrandino, Rocco; Roof, Scott; Ma, Yue; Chan, Lili; Poojary, Priti; Saha, Aparna; Chauhan, Kinsuk; Coca, Steven G; Nadkarni, Girish N; Teng, Marita S

    2017-09-01

    Objective To examine rates of readmission after parathyroidectomy in patients with chronic kidney disease and determine primary etiologies, timing, and risk factors for these unplanned readmissions. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Nationwide Readmissions Database. Subjects and Methods The Nationwide Readmissions Database was queried for parathyroidectomy procedures performed in patients with chronic kidney disease between January 2013 and November 2013. Patient-, admission-, and hospital-level characteristics were compared for patients with and without at least 1 unplanned 30-day readmission. Outcomes of interest included rates, etiology, and timing of readmission. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify predictors of 30-day readmission. Results There were 2756 parathyroidectomies performed in patients with chronic kidney disease with an unplanned readmission rate of 17.2%. Hypocalcemia/hungry bone syndrome accounted for 40% of readmissions. Readmissions occurred uniformly throughout the 30 days after discharge, but readmissions for hypocalcemia/hungry bone syndrome peaked in the first 10 days and decreased over time. Weight loss/malnutrition at time of parathyroidectomy and length of stay of 5 to 6 days conferred increased risk of readmission with adjusted odds ratios (aOR) of 3.31 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.55-7.05; P = .002) and 1.87 (95% CI, 1.10-3.19; P = .02), respectively. Relative to primary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroidectomies performed for secondary hyperparathyroidism (aOR, 2.53; 95% CI, 1.07-5.95; P = .03) were associated with higher risk of readmission. Conclusion Postparathyroidectomy readmission rates for patients with chronic kidney disease are nearly 5 times that of the general population. Careful consideration of postoperative care and electrolyte management is crucial to minimize preventable readmissions in this vulnerable population.

  13. The GOSTT concept and hybrid mixed/virtual/augmented reality environment radioguided surgery.

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    Valdés Olmos, R A; Vidal-Sicart, S; Giammarile, F; Zaknun, J J; Van Leeuwen, F W; Mariani, G

    2014-06-01

    The popularity gained by the sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure in the last two decades did increase the interest of the surgical disciplines for other applications of radioguided surgery. An example is the gamma-probe guided localization of occult or difficult to locate neoplastic lesions. Such guidance can be achieved by intralesional delivery (ultrasound, stereotaxis or CT) of a radiolabelled agent that remains accumulated at the site of the injection. Another possibility rested on the use of systemic administration of a tumour-seeking radiopharmaceutical with favourable tumour accumulation and retention. On the other hand, new intraoperative imaging devices for radioguided surgery in complex anatomical areas became available. All this a few years ago led to the delineation of the concept Guided intraOperative Scintigraphic Tumour Targeting (GOSTT) to include the whole spectrum of basic and advanced nuclear medicine procedures required for providing a roadmap that would optimise surgery. The introduction of allied signatures using, e.g. hybrid tracers for simultaneous detection of the radioactive and fluorescent signals did amply the GOSTT concept. It was now possible to combine perioperative nuclear medicine imaging with the superior resolution of additional optical guidance in the operating room. This hybrid approach is currently in progress and probably will become an important model to follow in the coming years. A cornerstone in the GOSTT concept is constituted by diagnostic imaging technologies like SPECT/CT. SPECT/CT was introduced halfway the past decade and was immediately incorporated into the SLN procedure. Important reasons attributing to the success of SPECT/CT were its combination with lymphoscintigraphy, and the ability to display SLNs in an anatomical environment. This latter aspect has significantly been improved in the new generation of SPECT/CT cameras and provides the base for the novel mixed reality protocols of image-guided surgery. In

  14. A prototype small CdTe gamma camera for radioguided surgery and other imaging applications.

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    Tsuchimochi, Makoto; Sakahara, Harumi; Hayama, Kazuhide; Funaki, Minoru; Ohno, Ryoichi; Shirahata, Takashi; Orskaug, Terje; Maehlum, Gunnar; Yoshioka, Koki; Nygard, Einar

    2003-12-01

    Gamma probes have been used for sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma and breast cancer. However, these probes can provide only radioactivity counts and variable pitch audio output based on the intensity of the detected radioactivity. We have developed a small semiconductor gamma camera (SSGC) that allows visualisation of the size, shape and location of the target tissues. This study is designed to characterise the performance of the SSGC for radioguided surgery of metastatic lesions and for other imaging applications amenable to the smaller format of this prototype imaging system. The detector head had 32 cadmium telluride semiconductor arrays with a total of 1,024 pixels, and with application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and a tungsten collimator. The entire assembly was encased in a lead housing measuring 152 mmx166 mmx65 mm. The effective visual field was 44.8 mmx44.8 mm. The energy resolution and imaging aspects were tested. Two spherical 5-mm- and 15-mm-diameter technetium-99m radioactive sources that had activities of 0.15 MBq and 100 MBq, respectively, were used to simulate a sentinel lymph node and an injection site. The relative detectability of these foci by the new detector and a conventional scintillation camera was studied. The prototype was also examined in a variety of clinical applications. Energy resolution [full-width at half-maximum (FWHM)] for a single element at the centre of the field of view was 4.2% at 140 keV (99mTc), and the mean energy resolution of the CdTe detector arrays was approximately 7.8%. The spatial resolution, represented by FWHM, had a mean value of 1.56 +/- 0.05 mm. Simulated node foci could be visualised clearly by the SSGC using a 15-s acquisition time. In preliminary clinical tests, the SSGC successfully imaged diseases in a variety of tissues, including salivary and thyroid glands, temporomandibular joints and sentinel lymph nodes. The SSGC has significant potential for diagnosing diseases and facilitating

  15. Parathyroidectomy Associates with Reduced Mortality in Taiwanese Dialysis Patients with Hyperparathyroidism: Evidence for the Controversy of Current Guidelines

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    Ho, Li-Chun; Hung, Shih-Yuan; Wang, Hsi-Hao; Kuo, Te-Hui; Chang, Yu-Tzu; Tseng, Chin-Chung; Wu, Jia-Ling; Li, Chung-Yi; Wang, Jung-Der; Tsai, Yau-Sheng; Sung, Junne-Ming; Sung, Junne-Ming; Wang, Jung-Der; Li, Chung-Yi; Tseng, Chin-Chung; Chang, Yu-Tzu; Kuo, Te-Hui; Wang, Hsi-Hao; Ho, Li-Chun; Wu, Jia-Ling; Hsieh, Chih-Cheng; Yen, Miao-Fen; Wu, Hung-Lien; Chen, Ping-Yu; Li, Wen-Huang; Chang, Wei-Ting

    2016-01-01

    Parathyroidectomy is recommended by the clinical guidelines for dialysis patients with unremitting secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). However, the survival advantage of parathyroidectomy is debated because of the selection bias in previous studies. To minimize potential bias in the present nationwide cohort study, we enrolled only dialysis patients who had undergone radionuclide parathyroid scanning to ensure all patients had severe SHPT. The parathyroidectomized patients were matched with the controls based on propensity score for parathyroidectomy. Mortality hazard was estimated using multivariate Cox proportional hazard models adjusting for comorbidities before scanning (model 1) or over the whole study period (model 2). Our results showed that among the 2786 enrolled patients, 1707 underwent parathyroidectomy, and the other 1079 were controls. The crude mortality rates were lower in the parathyroidectomized patients than in the controls. In adjusted analyses for the population matched on propensity score, parathyroidectomy was associated with a significant 20% to 25% lower risk for all-cause mortality (model 1: hazard ratio 0.76, 95% confidence interval 0.61 to 0.94; model 2: hazard ratio 0.80, 95% confidence internal 0.64 to 0.98). We concluded that parathyroidectomy was associated with a reduced long-term mortality risk in dialysis patients with severe SHPT. PMID:26758515

  16. Parathyroidectomy Associates with Reduced Mortality in Taiwanese Dialysis Patients with Hyperparathyroidism: Evidence for the Controversy of Current Guidelines.

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    Ho, Li-Chun; Hung, Shih-Yuan; Wang, Hsi-Hao; Kuo, Te-Hui; Chang, Yu-Tzu; Tseng, Chin-Chung; Wu, Jia-Ling; Li, Chung-Yi; Wang, Jung-Der; Tsai, Yau-Sheng; Sung, Junne-Ming

    2016-01-13

    Parathyroidectomy is recommended by the clinical guidelines for dialysis patients with unremitting secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). However, the survival advantage of parathyroidectomy is debated because of the selection bias in previous studies. To minimize potential bias in the present nationwide cohort study, we enrolled only dialysis patients who had undergone radionuclide parathyroid scanning to ensure all patients had severe SHPT. The parathyroidectomized patients were matched with the controls based on propensity score for parathyroidectomy. Mortality hazard was estimated using multivariate Cox proportional hazard models adjusting for comorbidities before scanning (model 1) or over the whole study period (model 2). Our results showed that among the 2786 enrolled patients, 1707 underwent parathyroidectomy, and the other 1079 were controls. The crude mortality rates were lower in the parathyroidectomized patients than in the controls. In adjusted analyses for the population matched on propensity score, parathyroidectomy was associated with a significant 20% to 25% lower risk for all-cause mortality (model 1: hazard ratio 0.76, 95% confidence interval 0.61 to 0.94; model 2: hazard ratio 0.80, 95% confidence internal 0.64 to 0.98). We concluded that parathyroidectomy was associated with a reduced long-term mortality risk in dialysis patients with severe SHPT.

  17. First Experiences with Navigated Radio-Guided Surgery Using Freehand SPECT

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    Rieger, A.; Saeckl, J.; Belloni, B.; Hein, R.; Okur, A.; Scheidhauer, K.; Wendler, T.; Traub, J.; Friess, H.; Martignoni, M.E.

    2011-01-01

    Background Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in melanoma using one-dimensional gamma probes is a standard of care worldwide. Reports on the performance are claimed by most groups to successfully detect the SLNs during the surgical procedure in almost 100% of the patients. In clinical practice, however, several issues remain which are usually not addressed: the difficulty of intraoperative detection of deeply located nodes, SLN detection in obese patients or in the groin and the impossibility to make a scan of the entire wound after SLN resection to avoid false negative testing for eventually remaining SLNs. Materials and Methods The concept behind freehand SPECT is to combine a gamma probe as used for conventional radio-guided surgery with a tracking system as used in neurosurgical navigation. From this combination and a proper algorithm framework the 3D reconstruction of radioactivity distributions and displaying these intraoperatively is possible. Conclusion In summary, the feasibility of freehand SPECT could be shown and provides an image-guided SLNB and a truly minimally invasive and optimized surgical procedure. PMID:21941492

  18. A low cost training phantom model for radio-guided localization techniques in occult breast lesions.

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    Aydogan, Fatih; Mallory, Melissa Anne; Tukenmez, Mustafa; Sagara, Yasuaki; Ozturk, Erkan; Ince, Yavuz; Celik, Varol; Akca, Tamer; Golshan, Mehra

    2015-09-01

    Radio-guided localization (RGL) for identifying occult breast lesions has been widely accepted as an alternative technique to other localization methods, including those using wire guidance. An appropriate phantom model would be an invaluable tool for practitioners interested in learning the technique of RGL prior to clinical application. The aim of this study was to devise an inexpensive and reproducible training phantom model for RGL. We developed a simple RGL phantom model imitating an occult breast lesion from inexpensive supplies including a pimento olive, a green pea and a turkey breast. The phantom was constructed for a total cost of less than $20 and prepared in approximately 10 min. After the first model's construction, we constructed approximately 25 additional models and demonstrated that the model design was easily reproducible. The RGL phantom is a time- and cost-effective model that accurately simulates the RGL technique for non-palpable breast lesions. Future studies are warranted to further validate this model as an effective teaching tool.

  19. Intraoperative probe detecting β- decays in brain tumour radio-guided surgery

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    Solfaroli Camillocci, E.; Bocci, V.; Chiodi, G.; Collamati, F.; Donnarumma, R.; Faccini, R.; Mancini Terracciano, C.; Marafini, M.; Mattei, I.; Muraro, S.; Recchia, L.; Rucinski, A.; Russomando, A.; Toppi, M.; Traini, G.; Morganti, S.

    2017-02-01

    Radio-guided surgery (RGS) is a technique to intraoperatively detect tumour remnants, favouring a radical resection. Exploiting β- emitting tracers provides a higher signal to background ratio compared to the established technique with γ radiation, allowing the extension of the RGS applicability range. We developed and tested a detector based on para-terphenyl scintillator with high sensitivity to low energy electrons and almost transparent to γs to be used as intraoperative probe for RGS with β- emitting tracer. Portable read out electronics was customised to match the surgeon needs. This probe was used for preclinical test on specific phantoms and a test on ;ex vivo; specimens from patients affected by meningioma showing very promising results for the application of this new technique on brain tumours. In this paper, the prototype of the intraoperative probe and the tests are discussed; then, the results on meningioma are used to make predictions on the performance of the probe detecting residuals of a more challenging and more interesting brain tumour: the glioma.

  20. Sentinel node detection and radioguided occult lesion localization in breast cancer.

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    Trifirò, Guiseppe; Lavinia Travaini, Laura; De Cicco, Concetta; Paganelli, Giovanni

    2006-01-01

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy might replace complete axillary dissection for staging of the axilla in clinically N0 breast cancer patients and represent a significant advantage as a minimally invasive procedure, considering that about 70% of patients are found to be free from metastatic disease, yet axillary node dissection can lead to significant morbidity. In our Institute, Radioguided Occult Lesion Localization is the standard method to locate non-palpable breast lesions and the gamma probes is very effective in assisting intra-operative localization and removal, as in sentinel node biopsy. The rapid spread of sentinel lymph node biopsy has led to its use in clinical settings previously considered contraindications to sentinel lymph node biopsy. In this contest, we evaluated in a large group of patients possible factors affecting sentinel node detection and the reliability of sentinel lymph node biopsy carried out after large excisional breast biopsy. Our data confirm that a previous breast surgery does not prohibit efficient sentinel lymph node localization and sentinel lymph node biopsy can correctly stage the axialla in these patients.

  1. Polycrystalline para-terphenyl scintillator adopted in a β- detecting probe for radio-guided surgery

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    Solfaroli Camillocci, E.; Bellini, F.; Bocci, V.; Collamati, F.; De Lucia, E.; Faccini, R.; Marafini, M.; Mattei, I.; Morganti, S.; Paramatti, R.; Patera, V.; Pinci, D.; Recchia, L.; Russomando, A.; Sarti, A.; Sciubba, A.; Senzacqua, M.; Voena, C.

    2015-06-01

    A radio-guided surgery technique exploiting β- emitters is under development. It aims at a higher target-to-background activity ratio implying both a smaller radiopharmaceutical activity and the possibility of extending the technique to cases with a large uptake of surrounding healthy organs. Such technique requires a dedicated intraoperative probe detecting β- radiation. A first prototype has been developed relying on the low density and high light yield of the diphenylbutadiene doped para-therphenyl organic scintillator. The scintillation light produced in a cylindrical crystal, 5 mm in diameter and 3 mm in height, is guided to a photo-multiplier tube by optical fibres. The custom readout electronics is designed to optimize its usage in terms of feedback to the surgeon, portability and remote monitoring of the signal. Tests show that with a radiotracer activity comparable to those administered for diagnostic purposes the developed probe can detect a 0.1 ml cancerous residual of meningioma in a few seconds.

  2. An Intraoperative β- Detecting Probe for Radio-Guided Surgery in Tumour Resection

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    Russomando, Andrea; Bellini, Fabio; Bocci, Valerio; Collamati, Francesco; De Lucia, Erika; Faccini, Riccardo; Marafini, Michela; Mattei, Ilaria; Chiodi, Giacomo; Patera, Vincenzo; Recchia, Luigi; Sarti, Alessio; Sciubba, Adalberto; Camillocci, Elena Solfaroli; Paramatti, Riccardo; Voena, Cecilia; Donnarumma, Raffaella; Mancini-Terracciano, Carlo; Morganti, Silvio

    2016-10-01

    The development of the β- based radio-guided surgery aims to extend the technique to those tumours where surgery is the only possible treatment and the assessment of the resection would most profit from the low background around the lesion, as for brain tumours. To validate the technique, prototypes of the intraoperative β- probe have been developed. This paper discusses the design details of one of the prototypes and its tests performed in laboratory. In such tests particular care has to be taken to reproduce the surgical field conditions. The tests showed that the prototype under study has 70% efficiency on electrons with an energy threshold at 540 keV, a point-like resolution of 2.8±0.1 mm, and a sensitivity to photons lower than 1%. The tests also demonstrated, with an innovative technique to produce specific phantoms, that 0.5 ml residuals can be safely identified in 1 s with tumor-non-tumor ratio equal to 10.

  3. Design optimization and performances of an intraoperative positron imaging probe for radioguided cancer surgery

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    Spadola, S.; Verdier, M.-A.; Pinot, L.; Esnault, C.; Dinu, N.; Charon, Y.; Duval, M.-A.; Ménard, L.

    2016-12-01

    Extent and accuracy of surgical resection is a crucial step in operable tumor therapy. Emergence of promising specific tumor-seeking agents labeled with positron emitters is giving rise to a renewed interest for radioguided surgery using beta probes. Beta detection, due to the particle short range, allows a more sensitive and accurate tumor localization compared to gamma radiotracers. In that context, we are currently developing an intraoperative positron imaging probe using SiPM photosensors to perform tumor localization and post-operative control of the surgical cavity. Because compactness is a key feature when trying to detect positron emitters with high sensitivity in small surgical cavities, we chose to study the simplest detector design based on the use of a very thin organic scintillator coupled to the photosensor. Different designs of the positron imaging probe, including scintillator material and thickness, light spreading window and optical reflector, were investigated with Monte-Carlo simulations and measurements. Their impact on the probe performances were optimized in terms of positron sensitivity, gamma rays background noise contamination, spatial resolution and bias and uniformity. The ability of the probes to detect small radiolabeled tumors was also investigated by simulating different phantom uptake configurations.

  4. Hyperparathyroidism caused by distant pulmonary lesions and parathyromatosis after ethanol injection/parathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Nakamura, Michio; Tanaka, Kiho; Fujii, Takeshi

    2017-01-11

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) treatment includes parathyroidectomy and percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT), which are invasive procedures. The condition in which benign hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue is distributed throughout the neck and mediastinum is termed parathyromatosis. Here, we present the case of a 51-year-old woman who began hemodialysis in 1986 due to chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology and developed SHPT in 1999. She underwent 6 rounds of PEIT followed by total a parathyroidectomy with partial forearm autotransplantation. Between 2011 and 2013, surgeons removed several nodules from her pulmonary and cervical regions and the transplanted masses from her forearm; all showed hyperplasia but exhibited no histological evidence of malignancy. Damage to the parathyroid capsule after repeated PEITs may cause local cervical recurrence and pulmonary lesions, although distant lesions are extremely rare in SHPT. This case is of interest due to the possible association between PEIT and parathyromatosis and distal lesions.

  5. Carcinoma of Lung with Adrenal Hyperfunction and Hypercalcemia Treated by Parathyroidectomy

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    Gault, M. Henry; Kinsella, T. Douglas

    1965-01-01

    A case of severe hypercalcemia secondary to carcinoma of the lung is described in which hypokalemic alkalosis, renal failure and pancreatitis were also present. The relative importance of the few bone metastases found at autopsy is considered, and a probable endocrine-like effect of the tumour in the development of the hypercalcemia is postulated. Treatment of the hypercalcemia included administration of corticosteroids and disodium EDTA, peritoneal dialysis and subtotal parathyroidectomy; the most effective of these was peritoneal dialysis. Subtotal parathyroidectomy failed to produce a further decrease in serum calcium values. The occurrence of hypokalemic alkalosis in the presence of increased adrenocortical function and its relationship to the carcinoma of the lung are discussed. The possibility that this neoplasm produced two factors which caused systemic effects ordinarily associated with the function of endocrine glands must be considered. PMID:14243867

  6. Amelioration of Sickle Cell Pain after Parathyroidectomy in Two Patients with Concurrent Hyperparathyroidism: An Interesting Finding

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    Muthu, John

    2016-01-01

    Patients with sickle cell disease have high morbidity and healthcare utilization due to repeated painful crises. Some coexisting conditions which cause pain similar to sickle cell disease may go undiagnosed in these patients. We report two adults with concurrent hyperparathyroidism who experienced significant improvement in sickle cell pain following parathyroidectomy thereby pointing to hyperparathyroidism as the principal causative factor for their pain. Meticulous evaluation for parathyroid disorders can be rewarding in sickle cell disease. PMID:27579039

  7. Factors affecting postoperative hypocalcemia after thyroid surgery: Importance of incidental parathyroidectomy

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    Ozemir, Ibrahim Ali; Buldanli, Mehmet Zeki; Yener, Oktay; Leblebici, Metin; Eren, Tunc; Baysal, Hakan; Alimoglu, Orhan

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluated effects of incidental parathyroidectomy, surgical technique, and presence of thyroiditis or hyperthyroidism on occurrence of postoperative persistent or transient hypocalcemia. METHODS: Patients who underwent thyroidectomy at İstanbul Medeniyet University between 2013 and 2015 were included in the study. Patient information, postoperative serum calcium levels, and pathology reports were investigated retrospectively. Group 1 was made up of patients who were found to have hypocalcemia (calcium ≤8.5 mg/dL) according to postoperative serum level and normocalcemic patients were placed in Group 2. Groups were compared statistically in terms of rate of incidental parathyroidectomy, surgical technique, and presence of thyroiditis or hyperthyroidism. RESULTS: Mean age was 49.8±12.8 years (range: 20-88). A total of 417 patients were included in the study, 74 (17.7%) were male and 343 (82.3%) were female. Group 1 consisted of 205 (49.2%) patients who had hypocalcemia according to postoperative serum level, and remaining 212 (50.8%) patients were placed in Group 2. In Group 1, 38 (18.5%) patients had incidental parathyroidectomy, and with only 18 (8.5%) patients in Group 2, a statistically significant relationship was found between incidental parathyroidectomy and hypocalcemia (p=0.003). There was no statistically significant difference in terms of presence of thyroiditis or hyperthyroidism between groups. There was statistically significant decrease in postoperative hypocalcemia rate in patients with lobectomy compared to patients with bilateral total thyroidectomy or central neck dissection (p<0.01). CONCLUSION: Risk of postoperative hypocalcemia may be reduced with lobectomy for selected patients. In addition, delicate dissection during thyroidectomy is important in order to protect parathyroid glands and prevent hypocalcemia. PMID:28058379

  8. Serum PTH and ionized calcium levels as predictors of symptomatic hypocalcemia after parathyroidectomy.

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    Zuberi, Kashif A; Urquhart, Andrew C

    2010-01-01

    To evaluate whether perioperative PTH levels or ionized calcium levels are associated with symptomatic hypocalcaemia, in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Prospective noncontrolled study of a cohort of 100 patients, undergoing parathyroidectomy at a single tertiary care medical centre. Prospectively collected data from January 2002 to April 2008 on 100 unique patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism were evaluated for age, sex, preoperative and intraoperative PTH levels, and preoperative and postoperative ionized calcium levels, extent of operation, final pathology, and postoperative symptomatic hypocalcaemia. Comparisons of those with and without symptomatic hypocalcaemia were made with Fisher's exact test for binary characteristics and with the Wilcoxon test for continuous characteristics. Results were deemed statistically significant at the 5% level (p < 0.05) with no correction for multiple comparisons. Twelve patients (12%) developed symptomatic hypocalcaemia in the post operative period. Neither, initial levels nor subsequent changes in PTH or ionized calcium were found to be associated with symptomatic postoperative hypocalcaemia. Patients developing hypocalcaemia tended to be younger (p = 0.057) and showed a significantly higher percentage when multiple glands were removed (p = 0.026). Initial levels or subsequent changes in PTH or ionized calcium were not found to be associated with symptomatic hypocalcaemia. The removal of more than one gland did correlate with symptomatic post operative hypocalcaemia.

  9. Cognitive and affective sequelae of primary hyperparathyroidism and early response to parathyroidectomy.

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    Benge, Jared F; Perrier, Nancy D; Massman, Paul J; Meyers, Christina A; Kayl, Anne E; Wefel, Jeffrey S

    2009-11-01

    Cognitive and affective complaints are common in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), but few studies have used psychometric testing to document these symptoms and their response to parathyroidectomy. The current study sought to clarify the nature of cognitive and affective impairments in PHPT and changes postparathyroidectomy. One hundred eleven patients with PHPT underwent neuropsychological evaluation prior to parathyroidectomy with 68 returning for an early postsurgical evaluation. Changes in cognition were assessed using practice effect corrected reliable change indices. Biochemical and anesthesia variables were compared between groups who improved and declined. In a subset of patients, assessment revealed a significant pattern of cognitive slowing, reductions in psychomotor speed, memory impairment, and depression prior to parathyroidectomy. Postsurgical evaluations revealed a trend for improvements on timed tests and depression but a decline in memory. Older patients responded less well to surgical intervention, as did patients who experienced more dramatic changes in biochemical status following surgery. Cognitive changes early postparathyroidectomy are characterized by improved information processing speed and decline in verbal memory, with younger patients more likely to recover during this acute phase. The need for longer-term follow-up studies and increasing utilization of neuropsychological assessments in this population are discussed.

  10. THE EFFECT OF CINACALCET (SENSIPAR®) ON INTRAOPERATIVE FINDINGS IN TERTIARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM PATIENTS UNDERGOING PARATHYROIDECTOMY

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    Somnay, Yash R.; Weinlander, Eric; Schneider, David F.; Sippel, Rebecca S.; Chen, Herbert

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Tertiary hyperparathyroidism (3HPTH) patients who undergo parathyroidectomy are often managed with calcium lowering medications such as cinacalcet (Sensipar®) preceding surgery. Here, we assess how cinacalcet (Sensipar®) treatment influences intraoperative PTH (IOPTH) kinetics and surgical findings in 3HPTH patients undergoing parathyroidectomy. Methods 116 retrospectively reviewed 3HPTH patients underwent, parathyroidectomy of which 14 were on cinacalcet and 112 were on no drug. IOPTH levels fitted to linear curves vs. time were used to evaluate the role of cinacalcet. Results Cinacalcet did not significantly correlate with rates of cure (p=0.41) or recurrence (p=0.54). Patients on cinacalcet experienced a significantly steeper decline in IOPTH compared to those not on medication (p=0.005). Cinacalcet treatment was associated with a significant increase in rate of hungry bones (p=0.04). Weights of the heaviest glands resected (p=0.02) and preoperative PTH levels (p=0.0004) were significantly higher among patients on cinacalcet. Conclusions Perioperative cinacalcet treatment in 3HPTH patients alters IOPTH kinetics by causing a steeper IOPTH decline, but does not require modifying standard IOPTH protocol. Although cinacalcet use does not adversely affect cure rates, it is associated with higher preoperative PTH and an increased incidence of hungry bones, hence serving as an indicator of more severe disease. Cinacalcet does not need to be held prior to surgery. PMID:25456900

  11. Potential Usefulness of 99mTc-DMSA for Radio-Guided Surgery in Pediatric Renal Dysplasia.

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    Familiari, Demetrio; Di Franco, Davide; Cacciaguerra, Sebastiano; Ruggeri, Antonella; Russo, Simona; Fornito, Maria Concetta

    2016-02-01

    We report a case of an ectopic/hypoplastic kidney removed by radio-guided surgery. A 7-year-old girl, with a history of vaginal drainage of urine, underwent renal scintigraphy with Tc-DMSA. SPECT/CT revealed a focal uptake in the pelvis, corresponding to hypoplastic kidney as confirmed by MRI. Based on SPECT/CT findings, the patient underwent laparoscopic surgery, using Tc-DMSA scan to help the surgeon to detect the small ectopic kidney. Intraoperatory histological report confirmed the renal origin of the specimen.

  12. [PSMA-radioguided surgery in localized recurrent prostate cancer : Current and future aspects].

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    Rauscher, I; Eiber, M; Jilg, C A; Gschwend, J E; Maurer, T

    2017-01-01

    Recently, PSMA-radioguided surgery (PSMA-RGS) was introduced for targeted resection of localized prostate cancer recurrence. Prerequisite for preoperative patient selection and localization of tumor recurrence is a positive (68)Ga-HBED-CC PSMA positron emission tomography (PET) scan with preferably only singular soft tissue or lymph node recurrence. After injection of In-PSMA I&T or Tc-PSMA-I&S single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT)/computer tomography (CT) examination is performed in every patient to verify radiotracer uptake in tumor lesions. In a preliminary study, (111)In-PSMA I&T SPECT/CT could detect about half of the (68)Ga-HBED-CC PSMA PET-positive lesions, while nearly all PET-positive lesions could be detected using PSMA-RGS and also five additional lesions compared to (68)Ga-HBED-CC-PSMA PET. Follow-up data from 55 patients show a PSA reduction >50% and >90% in 44 (80%) and 29 (53%) patients, respectively. In 34 (62%) patients, a PSA drop to <0.2 ng/ml was observed. In all, 15 (27%) patients received further PC-specific treatment; the remaining 40 (73%) patients did not undergo further treatment. In 33% of patients, surgery-related complications were noted; however, most were regarded as minor. Thus, PSMA-RGS seems to be of high value in patients with localized prostate cancer recurrence with exact localization and resection of metastatic tissue. However, patient selection based on (68)Ga-PSMA PET imaging and clinical parameters is crucial to obtain satisfactory oncological results.

  13. Radioguided occult lesion localization: better delineation of the injection site with a high-resolution collimator

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    Geissler, B.; De Freitas, D.; Cachin, F.; Mestas, D.; Lebouedec, G.; Maublant, J.

    2004-07-01

    Aim: Radioguided Occult Lesion Localization (ROLL) is a method for guiding the excision of occult breast lesions. A radiotracer is injected preoperatively in the tumor. The surgeon can locate the lesion with a gamma probe. It has been recommended that the tissue is resected where the activity falls rapidly. But this cut-off level can fluctuate depending on the user. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of two different types of collimation. Materials and methods: To simulate the detection of a radioactive "lesion", 0.2 ml of a solution of 99mTc labeled colloids (4 MBq) were deposited at 3 cm depth in a chunk of cow muscle. Detection was performed with a gamma probe (GammaSup, Clerad, F) equipped either with a regular or with an additional high-resolution collimator. The response curve was drawn moving laterally the probe on the chunk of cow by 5 mm steps. Edges of resection were determined with different cut-off levels (from 5 to 50% of maximum counts by 5% steps). Results: Without additional collimator, the mean distance between injection point and resection edge was 18 mm, standard deviation 7.8 mm with a range between 11 and 18 mm. With additional collimator, the mean distance decreased to 10 mm (-44%), standard deviation 4.2 mm (-46%) with a range between 6 and 10 mm. Conclusion: The results demonstrate that the additional collimator provides more precise and reproductive delineation of the injection site. It should be optimal for the ROLL technique.

  14. Radioguided localization of clinically occult breast lesions (ROLL): a pilot study.

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    Medina-Franco, Heriberto; Abarca-Pérez, Leonardo; Ulloa-Gómez, José L; Romero, Cecilia

    2007-01-01

    Management of nonpalpable breast lesions requiring pathologic diagnosis has been with wire localization during the last few decades. Recently, radioguided localization (ROLL) became an alternative for this type of lesions. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of this technique in a tertiary referral center in Mexico City. Consecutive patients requiring pathologic diagnosis from a nonpalpable breast lesion were included in the present study. On the same day of operation, all patients were injected with particles of human serum albumin. Localization of the lesion was performed in the operation theater with the aid of a hand-held gamma-probe. All lesions were identified in a control x-ray of the surgical specimen. Demographic, clinical, surgical and pathologic data were recorded. Forty patients with a mean age of 56.8 +/- 7.8 years were included. In 39 of the 40 patients (97.5%) the "hot spot" was identified easily. In all patients, the area of maximum radioactivity corresponded to the site of the lesion. Imaging confirmation of the lesion in the surgical specimen was done during the first excision in 37 patients (92.5%). In the remaining cases (7.5%), a wider excision was performed during the same procedure, finding the suspected lesion in all cases. Diagnosis of cancer was made in seven patients, (17.5%). There were no significant surgical complications. Our data suggest that ROLL offer a simple and reliable method to localize occult breast lesions, allowing complete removal of the lesion in 100% of the patients. Because of the small quantity of radioactivity, the procedure is safe for both patients and the medical staff, producing less discomfort in patients than wire localization.

  15. [Increased bone mineral density in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism after total parathyroidectomy and autotransplantation of the parathyroid gland].

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    Robin-Lersundi, Alvaro; Sánchez-Pernaute, Andrés; Ochagavía Cámara, Santiago; Díez-Valladares, Luis; Torres García, Antonio

    2012-01-01

    Changes in bone metabolism and bone mineral density are observed in renal transplant patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism. The objective of this work was to analyse the increase in bone mineral density, as well the laboratory results, after total parathyroidectomy and autotransplantation in renal transplant patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism. A retrospective study was conducted in which the bone mineral density values at femoral and lumbar level were analysed, together with the serum levels of calcium, phosphorous, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and alkaline phosphatase in 13 renal transplant patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism before and after total parathyroidectomy and autotransplantation of the parathyroid glands. Parathyroidectomy is associated with an increase in bone mineral density at femoral and lumbar level, with an increase of 8.6 ± 6.7% at lumbar level, and 4 ± 16.1% at femoral level. The decrease in calcium after the parathyroidectomy was 2.8 mg/dL (95% CI; 1.9-4). The decrease in PTH was 172 pg/mL (95% CI; 98-354) and the decrease in alkaline phosphatase was 229 U/L (95% CI; 70-371). Total parathyroidectomy and autotransplantation of the parathyroid glands in renal transplant patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism increases the bone mineral density. Furthermore, the calcium, PTH and alkaline phosphatase returned to normal in the long-term. Copyright © 2011 AEC. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  16. Radioguided surgery and the GOSTT concept: From pre-operative image and intraoperative navigation to image-assisted excision.

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    Bowles, H; Sánchez, N; Tapias, A; Paredes, P; Campos, F; Bluemel, C; Valdés Olmos, R A; Vidal-Sicart, S

    Radio-guided surgery has been developed for application in those disease scheduled for surgical management, particularly in areas of complex anatomy. This is based on the use of pre-operative scintigraphic planar, tomographic and fused SPECT/CT images, and the possibility of 3D reconstruction for the subsequent intraoperative locating of active lesions using handheld devices (detection probes, gamma cameras, etc.). New tracers and technologies have also been incorporated into these surgical procedures. The combination of visual and acoustic signals during the intraoperative procedure has become possible with new portable imaging modalities. In daily practice, the images offered by these techniques and devices combine perioperative nuclear medicine imaging with the superior resolution of additional optical guidance in the operating room. In many ways they provide real-time images, allowing accurate guidance during surgery, a reduction in the time required for tissue location and an anatomical environment for surgical recognition. All these approaches have been included in the concept known as (radio) Guided intraOperative Scintigraphic Tumour Targeting (GOSTT). This article offers a general view of different nuclear medicine and allied technologies used for several GOSTT procedures, and illustrates the crossing of technological frontiers in radio-guided surgery. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y SEMNIM. All rights reserved.

  17. Is there a role for video-assisted parathyroidectomy in regions with high prevalence of goitre?

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    De Crea, C; Raffaelli, M; Traini, E; Giustozzi, E; Oragano, L; Bellantone, R; Lombardi, C P

    2013-12-01

    Minimally-invasive procedures for parathyroidectomy have revolutionized the surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). Coexistence of goitre is considered a major contraindication for these approaches, especially if unilateral. A specific advantage of video-assisted parathyroidectomy (VAP) compared to other endoscopic techniques is the possibility to combine it with thyroidectomy when necessary and when the selection criteria for video-assisted thyroidectomy (VAT) are met. We evaluated the role of VAP in a region with a high prevalence of goitre. The medical records of all patients who underwent parathyroidectomy and concomitant thyroid resection in our Division, between May 1998 and June 2012, were reviewed. Patients who underwent VAP and concomitant VAT were included in this study. Overall, in this period, 615 patients were treated in our Division for pHPT and 227 patients (36.9%) underwent concomitant thyroid resection. Among these, 384 patients were selected for VAP and 124 (32.3%) underwent concomitant VAT (lobectomy in 26 cases, total thyroidectomy in 98). No conversion to conventional surgery was registered. Mean operative time was 66.6 ± 43.6 min. Transient hypocalcaemia was observed in 42 cases. A transient recurrent nerve lesion was registered in one case. No other complications occurred. Final histology showed parathyroid adenoma in all but two cases of parathyroid carcinoma, benign goitre in 119 cases and papillary thyroid carcinoma in the remaining 5 patients. After a mean follow-up of 33.2 months, no persistent or recurrent disease was observed. In our experience, a video-assisted approach for the treatment of synchronous thyroid and parathyroid diseases is feasible, effective and safe at least considering short-term follow-up.

  18. Brown Tumour in a Patient with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Resistant to Medical Therapy: Case Report on Successful Treatment after Subtotal Parathyroidectomy

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    Di Daniele, Nicola; Condò, Stefano; Ferrannini, Michele; Bertoli, Marta; Rovella, Valentina; Di Renzo, Laura; De Lorenzo, Antonino

    2009-01-01

    Brown tumour represents a serious complication of hyperparathyroidism. Differential diagnosis, based on histological examination, is only presumptive and clinical, radiological and laboratory data are necessary for definitive diagnosis. Here we describe a case of a brown tumour localised in the maxilla due to secondary hyperparathyroidism in a young women with chronic renal failure. Hemodialysis and pharmacological treatment were unsuccessful in controlling secondary hyperparathyroidism making it necessary to proceed with a subtotal parathyroidectomy. The proper timing of the parathyroidectomy and its favourable effect on regression of the brown tumor made it possible to avoid a potentially disfiguring surgical removal of the brown tumor. PMID:20011058

  19. A systematic review of the diagnosis and treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism from 1995 to 2003.

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    Ruda, James M; Hollenbeak, Christopher S; Stack, Brendan C

    2005-03-01

    To systematically review the current preoperative diagnostic modalities, surgical treatments, and glandular pathologies associated with primary hyperparathyroidism. A systematic literature review. Of the 20,225 cases of primary hyperparathyroidism reported, solitary adenomas (SA), multiple gland hyperplasia disease (MGHD), double adenomas (DA), and parathyroid carcinomas (CAR) occurred in 88.90%, 5.74%, 4.14%, and 0.74% of cases respectively. Tc 99m -sestamibi and ultrasound were 88.44% and 78.55% sensitive, respectively, for SA, 44.46% and 34.86% for MGHD, and 29.95% and 16.20% for DA, respectively. Postoperative normocalcemia was achieved in 96.66%, 95.25%, and 97.69% of patients offered minimally invasive radio-guided parathyroidectomy (MIRP), unilateral, and bilateral neck exploration (BNE). Intraoperative PTH assays (IOPTH) were helpful in approximately 60% of bilateral neck exploration conversion (BNEC) surgeries. The overall prevalence of multiple gland disease (MGD and DA) was lower than often suggested by conventional wisdom. Furthermore, preoperative imaging was less accurate than it is often perceived for accurately imaging MGD. MIRP and UNE were more successful in achieving normocalcemia than is typically quoted. IOPTH was a helpful but not "fool-proof" adjunct in parathyroid exploration surgery. These results support a greater role for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism using less invasive approaches. EMB rating: B-3.

  20. Radioguided sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

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    Carcoforo, Paolo

    2016-01-01

    Background The ATA guidelines do not recommend prophylactic central compartment neck dissection in patients with T1–T2 papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with no clinical evidence of lymph node metastasis, however patients’ staging is recommended. Lymph node metastasis may be present also in small PTC, but preoperative ultrasound identifies suspicious cervical lymphadenopathy in 20–30% of patients. The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) remain open to debate. It has been shown that the identification rate of SLN in PTC patients is improved using a radiotracer compared to a dye technique. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the role of radioguided SLNB (rSLNB) in the treatment of PTC patients. Methods A systematic search was performed in the PubMed and Embase database to identify all original articles regarding the application of rSLNB in PTC patients. The primary outcome was false negative rate (FNR) of the rSLNB; the secondary outcomes were SLN intraoperative identification rate (IIR), site of lymph node metastasis, and persistent disease during follow up. Results Twelve studies were included. Most of PTC patients were T1–T2. The overall SLN IIR, SLN metastatic rate, and FNR were 92.1%, 33.6%, and 25.4%, respectively. Overall, lymph node metastasis were found in the central compartment (23.0%) and in the lateral compartments (10.6%). The persistent disease in patients who underwent SLNB associated to lymph node dissection (LND) in the same compartment of the SLN regardless of the SLN status was 0.6%. Conclusions In all PTC patients, also in T1–T2 stage, due to the high FNR the SLNB performed alone should be abandoned and converted into a technique to guide the lymphadenectomy in a specific neck compartment (i.e., central or lateral) based on the radioactivity, regardless of the SLN status, for better lymph node staging and selection of patients for postoperative radioiodine ablation. PMID:28149805

  1. Parathyroidectomy monitored by intra-operative PTH: the relevance of the 20 min end-point.

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    Di Stasio, Enrico; Carrozza, Cinzia; Pio Lombardi, Celestino; Raffaelli, Marco; Traini, Emanuela; Bellantone, Rocco; Zuppi, Cecilia

    2007-06-01

    RI-PTH measurements are a prerequisite for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, providing guidance regarding the removal of hyper-functioning tissue. Different criteria of PTH decrease, concentration and clearance were analyzed in order to predict surgical treatment. Blood samples at pre-incision, manipulation, 5, 10 and 20 min after resection, were collected from 145 patients presenting unambiguous, pre-surgical "single adenoma" diagnosis. The meeting of Irvin criterion would have permitted the identification of 28% uncured cases leading to 4% unnecessary neck exploration. On the contrary, we would have identified all of the uncured patients, to the detriment of 7% unnecessarily prolonged procedure by taking into account PTH drop, concentration and clearance shape at 20 min. The 20' end-point plays a key role in the correct determination of surgical outcome, strongly improving the possibility of adequate patient treatment. However, since the high success rate of traditional parathyroidectomy, yet not provided by RI-PTH, the utmost improvement to hyper-parathyroidism surgical treatment by RI-PTH could be achieved in pre-operative equivocal glands localization or multiglandular disease selected population to quickly guide and confirm the complete removal of all hyper-secreting tissue.

  2. Cardiac and pulmonary calcification in a hemodialysis patient: partial regression 4 years after parathyroidectomy.

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    Di Leo, C; Gallieni, M; Bestetti, A; Tagliabue, L; Cozzolino, M; Carpani, P; Pozzato, C; Tarolo, G L; Brancaccio, D

    2003-01-01

    The reversibility of extraskeletal calcifications in dialysis patients is an important and unresolved issue. Although periarticular calcifications have been shown to be reversible, little data are available on vascular or parenchymal calcifications. A patient on maintenance hemodialysis with severe hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia was admitted to undergo parathyroidectomy. A preoperative total body bone scintigraphy was performed to better evaluate a lytic lesion in the pelvis, the histology of which proved to be a "brown tumor". The scan showed the typical findings of renal osteodystrophy, but also a diffuse extra-skeletal uptake of bone tracer in the lungs, kidneys, femoral arteries and myocardium. After surgery, good control of serum calcium, phosphate (Ca x P product < 50 mg2/dl2) and PTH levels was maintained during 4 years of follow-up. Bone scans were repeated after 2 and 4 years, showing marked improvement of periarticular uptake at the ends of long bones. Extraosseous calcium deposition was still markedly evident, but progressively decreased (at 4 years: heart -36%, lungs -18%). In this dialysis patient, extraskeletal calcification of visceral organs (particularly in the heart and the lungs) due to prolonged hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia was partially reversible by parathyroidectomy followed by good long-term control of serum phosphate and calcium.

  3. Role of Intraoperative Nerve Monitoring During Parathyroidectomy to Prevent Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury

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    Assad, Salman; Assad, Shuja

    2016-01-01

    Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is a well known, though less frequent, complication of parathyroid surgery. In recent years, the use of intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) has gained popularity amongst surgeons when operating on thyroid gland; however, its utilization in parathyroid surgery is not established. This trend continues to rise, despite multiple studies documenting no statistically significant difference that IONM decreases the incidence of RLN injury. Most surgeons use this technology as an adjunct to visualization alone for identification of RLN. The purpose of this review is to discuss the possible role of IONM in parathyroid surgery with regards to the accuracy, efficacy, and recent trends in the utilization of this technology. There is insufficient evidence that IONM reduces the risk of RLN injury in parathyroidectomy. Although IONM may decrease the likelihood of nerve injury by helping to identify and map the RLN during thyroidectomy, we did not find studies exclusive to parathyroid surgery to see if its use can be supported for parathyroidectomy. Despite this lack of evidence, we believe that IONM is a promising adjunct to visualization alone in detecting nerve structures during neck dissection, but more clinical trials are warranted to establish its role in preventing nerve injury in parathyroid surgery. PMID:28003944

  4. [Surgical treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney failure. Results of total parathyroidectomy with parathyroid autotransplantation].

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    Courant, O; Letessier, E; Moutel, M G; Hamy, A; Paineau, J; Visset, J

    1993-01-01

    Between 1978 and 1990, 68 patients, operated on for secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT), received a forearm intramuscular free autologous parathyroid graft (37 women and 31 men--mean age: 43 +/- 16 years). The transplantation (Wells technique) was performed in the same time as the total parathyroidectomy and the remaining parathyroid material after surgical resection was cryopreserved. The results were evaluated in term of clinical and/or radiological and/or biological response respectively 3 or 5.5 years later, depending of the realisation of a renal transplantation (n = 27) or not. Four patients were lost to follow-up and 4 died post-operatively, including a wrong diagnosis (60 patients evaluated). Mortality rate was 12% (5 cases out of 7 related to chronic renal insufficiency). In 3 patients (5%) the transplanted gland had to be removed because of recurrent HPT (1 graft hyperplasia; 2 wrong diagnosis: 1 cervical gland left over and 1 aluminium intoxication). Second cervicotomy was performed in 3 cases (5%) for remaining cervical parathyroid gland (2 cases) and false-positive Tallium-Technetium scan (1 case). Overall results were good or very good in 51 cases (85%). A review of the literature indicate that subtotal parathyroidectomy in not superior to the Wells technique and the latter remain the landmark technique in the authors' hands in order to treat secondary HPT.

  5. Pre-operative fibrous osteodystrophy and severe, refractory, post-operative hypocalcemia following parathyroidectomy in a dog

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    Reinhart, Jennifer M.; Nuth, Ellie K.; Byers, Christopher G.; Thoesen, Mike; Armbrust, Laura J.; Biller, David S.; Harkin, Kenneth R.

    2015-01-01

    A 13-year-old dog exhibited dramatic, radiographic osteopenia consistent with fibrous osteodystrophy secondary to primary hyperparathyroidism. Following parathyroidectomy, the dog developed severe, prolonged hypocalcemia, but was successfully treated and discharged 32 d after surgery. A variety of factors may have contributed to this dog’s hypocalcemia including hypoparathyroidism and hungry bone syndrome. PMID:26246635

  6. [Seven cases of parathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism using methylene blue: suggestion for the method of methylene blue infusion].

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    Kadoya, Tatsuo; Kinoshita, Yuki; Shiraishi, Munehiro; Uehara, Hirofumi; Yamamoto, Toshinori; Suetsugu, Keiko

    2014-08-01

    Intraoperative staining of the parathyroid glands with intravenously administered methylene blue is well described and has been demonstrated as an effective and safe method to facilitate parathyroidectomy. However, there have been several literatures of the development of postoperative neurological toxicity in patients who received methylene blue infusion during parathyroidectomy. We report the method of methylene blue infusion during parathyroidectomy at our institution. Seven adult patients who had undergone parathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with chronic renal failure were included in this study. Methylene blue was administered at a constant rate of 4 mg x kg(-1) x hr(-1) with a 1% solution just before the start of operation. The infusion was stopped after the first parathyroid gland was identified. The mean dose of methylene blue used was 2.2 +/- 0.8 mg x kg(-1). Consequently, the dose of methylene blue by this method could be decreased to less than half of the previously administered dose (6 mg x kg(-1)) at our institution. The dose of methylene blue used should be kept to the minimum required to identify the parathyroid glands in each case.

  7. Subcutaneous injection is a simple and reproducible option to restore parathyroid function after total parathyroidectomy in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Ng, Jeremy C F; Wang, Weining; Chua, Min-Jia; Tan, Mui-Suan; Tan, Ngian Chye; Soo, Khee-Chee; Tan, Hiang Khoon; Iyer, N Gopalakrishna

    2014-04-01

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a common clinical problem seen in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis. In patients with severe persistent hyperparathyroidism, parathyroidectomies are often required. We sought to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of total parathyroidectomy followed by subcutaneous injection of parathyroid autograft compared with surgical implantation. We conducted a retrospective study of 132 patients with confirmed diagnoses of ESRD treated with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, with secondary hyperparathyroidism who had undergone total parathyroidectomies. Clinical and biochemical characteristics, including preoperative and postoperative intact parathyroid hormone levels were recorded and compared between patients who had undergone subcutaneous injection or surgical implantation of autograft. From February 2005 to February 2012, 132 patients who had undergone total parathyroidectomies were included in our study. To compare the techniques of subcutaneous injection and surgical implantation, pre- and postoperative biochemistry was recorded and analyzed. Preoperative biochemistry was comparable in both groups. However, autograft recovery was significantly faster in the group with subcutaneous injection compared with surgical implantation (P = .03). Median time to parathyroid recovery was 2 months for injection compared with 9 months for implantation. There was no remarkable difference in the recurrence rates between the 2 groups. Subcutaneous injection of parathyroid tissue is a feasible and simple alternative to the more commonly used method of surgical implantation. Copyright © 2014 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Pre-operative fibrous osteodystrophy and severe, refractory, post-operative hypocalcemia following parathyroidectomy in a dog.

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    Reinhart, Jennifer M; Nuth, Ellie K; Byers, Christopher G; Thoesen, Mike; Armbrust, Laura J; Biller, David S; Harkin, Kenneth R

    2015-08-01

    A 13-year-old dog exhibited dramatic, radiographic osteopenia consistent with fibrous osteodystrophy secondary to primary hyperparathyroidism. Following parathyroidectomy, the dog developed severe, prolonged hypocalcemia, but was successfully treated and discharged 32 d after surgery. A variety of factors may have contributed to this dog's hypocalcemia including hypoparathyroidism and hungry bone syndrome.

  9. Comparison of total parathyroidectomy without autotransplantation and without thymectomy versus total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation and with thymectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism: TOPAR PILOT-Trial

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    Schlosser, Katja; Veit, Johannes A; Witte, Stefan; Fernández, Emilio Domínguez; Victor, Norbert; Knaebel, Hans-Peter; Seiler, Christoph M; Rothmund, Matthias

    2007-01-01

    Background Secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) is common in patients with chronic renal failure. Despite the initiation of new therapeutic agents, several patients will require parathyroidectomy (PTX). Total PTX with autotransplantation of parathyroid tissue (TPTX+AT) and subtotal parathyroidectomy (SPTX) are currently considered as standard surgical procedures in the treatment of sHPT. Recurrencerates after TPTX+AT or SPTX are between 10% and 12% (median follow up: 36 months). Recent retrospective studies demonstrated a lower rate of recurrent sHPT of 0–4% after PTX without autotransplantation and thymectomy (TPTX) with no higher morbidity when compared to the standard procedures. The observed superiority of TPTX is flawed due to different definitions of outcomes, varying follow up periods and different surgical treatment strategies (with and without thymectomy). Methods/Design Patients with sHPT (intact parathyroid hormone > 10 times above the upper limit of normal) on long term dialysis (>12 months) will be randomized either to TPTX or TPTX+AT and followed for 36 months. Outcome parameters are recurrence rates of sHPT, frequencies of reoperations due to refractory hypoparathyroidism or recurrent/persistent hyperparathyroidism, postoperative morbidity and mortality and quality of life. 50 patients per group will be randomized in order to obtain relevant frequencies of outcome parameters that will form the basis for a large scale confirmatory multicentred randomized controlled trial. Discussion sHPT is a disease with a high incidence in patients with chronic renal failure. Even a small difference in outcomes will be of clinical relevance. To assess sufficient data about the rate of recurrent sHPT after both methods, a multicentred, randomized controlled trial (MRCT) under standardized conditions is mandatory. Due to the existing uncertainties the calculated number of patients necessary in each treatment arm (n > 4000) makes it impossible to perform this study

  10. Subtotal parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Long-term results in 292 patients

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    Paloyan, E.; Lawrence, A.M.; Oslapas, R.; Shah, K.H.; Ernst, K.; Hofmann, C.

    1983-04-01

    Subtotal parathyroidectomy was performed in a consecutive series of 292 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. We evaluated the long-term postoperative results during a period of 16 years. Patients ranged in age from 14 to 83 years and included 176 women and 116 men. Of these, 16% had a history of exposure to radiation in childhood or adolescence, while thyroid disease requiring some form of thyroidectomy coexisted in 91 (31%) of the patients. Histologic information on three or more parathyroid glands was obtained in 73% of the cases. We considered 285 patients (97.6%) cured after their first operation. The remaining seven patients (2.4%) had persistent hyperparathyroidism. However, five were cured after a sternum-splitting mediastinal exploration and one after a second neck exploration. The seventh remains hypercalcemic despite a subsequent mediastinal exploration. Temporary postoperative hypoparathyroidism occurred in 10% of our cases and permanent hypoparathyroidism in 1%. There have been no instances of recurrent hyperparathyroidism.

  11. Effects of parathyroidectomy versus observation on the development of vertebral fractures in mild primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Lundstam, Karolina; Heck, Ansgar; Mollerup, Charlotte; Godang, Kristin; Baranowski, Marek; Pernow, Ylva; Varhaug, Jan Erik; Hessman, Ola; Rosén, Thord; Nordenström, Jörgen; Jansson, Svante; Hellström, Mikael; Bollerslev, Jens

    2015-04-01

    Mild primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common disease especially in middle-aged and elderly women. The diagnosis is frequently made incidentally and treatment strategies are widely discussed. To study the effect of parathyroidectomy (PTX) compared with observation (OBS) on biochemistry, safety, bone mineral density (BMD), and new fractures. Prospective, randomized controlled study (SIPH study), with a 5-year follow-up. The study was conducted at multicenter, tertiary referral centers. Of 191 randomized patients with mild PHPT, biochemical data were available for 145 patients after 5 years, with a mean age at inclusion of 62.8 years (OBS group, 9 males) and 62.1 years (PTX group, 10 males). Parathyroidectomy vs observation. Biochemistry, BMD, and new radiographic vertebral fractures. Serum-calcium and PTH-levels normalized after surgery and did not deteriorate by observation. BMD Z-scores were normal at inclusion in the lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN). For LS, BMD Z-scores were stable for 5 years with observation, but decreased in FN (P < .02). After surgery, BMD Z-scores increased significantly in both compartments (P < .02 for both), with a highly significant treatment effect of surgery compared to observation (P < .001). During follow-up, five new clinically unrecognized vertebral fractures were found in 5 females, all in the OBS group (P = .058). Even though new vertebral fractures occurred only in the observation group, the frequency was not significantly different from the surgery group. Longer follow-up is needed before firm conclusions can be drawn about the long-term safety of observation, as opposed to surgery.

  12. Feasibility of unilateral parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative or discordant localization studies.

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    Calò, Pietro Giorgio; Medas, Fabio; Loi, Giulia; Erdas, Enrico; Pisano, Giuseppe; Nicolosi, Angelo

    2016-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of unilateral parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative or discordant localization studies. We included in our study 72 patients with preoperative diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism who had negative or discordant preoperative studies. In 66 patients, studies were discordant while in six were both negative. In 40 (55.6 %) patients initial approach was a bilateral exploration. In 32 cases (44.4 %) initial surgery was a unilateral exploration: in 26 conservative approach was successful, in six mini-invasive surgery failed and a bilateral exploration was necessary due to IOPTH negative test (five cases) or to the impossibility to find a pathological gland during exploration (one case). Intra-operative PTH test showed a sensitivity of 93.2 %, a specificity of 92.3 %, and an accuracy of 93.1 %. Multiple gland disease was found in 8 (11.1 %) patients (two double adenoma and six multiple gland hyperplasia). Mean operative time was lower in unilateral exploration group (87.9 ± 43.8 min). Comparing unilateral surgery in negative or discordant studies with 77 consecutive patients who underwent focused surgery with positive and concordant studies, conversion to bilateral exploration rate was statistically significantly higher in the first group (15.6 %). We believe that unilateral parathyroidectomy can be safely performed also in patients with discordant localization studies with a high cure rate; in these cases, however, the use of intra-operative PTH is absolutely necessary. We suggest the need for referral of these patients to high-volume medical centers for thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

  13. Total parathyroidectomy with trace amounts of parathyroid tissue autotransplantation as the treatment of choice for secondary hyperparathyroidism: a single-center experience

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    2014-01-01

    Background The aim of the study was to evaluate total parathyroidectomy with trace amounts of parathyroid tissue (30 mg) as a surgical option in secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) treatment. Methods From January 2008 to March 2012, 47 patients underwent parathyroidectomy. Comparisons of demographic data, symptoms, and preoperative or postoperative biochemistry were made between total parathyroidectomy with trace amounts of parathyroid tissue autotransplantation group and total parathyroidectomy group. Results Out of 47 cases, 45 had successful operation. 187 parathyroid glands identified at the initial operation were reported in 47 patients. 43 patients had been diagnosed with parathyroid hyperplasia, and 4 patients had a benign adenoma. After operation, pruritus, bone pain and muscle weakness disappeared, also serum PTH and serum phosphate were declined markedly as well. After discharge, two patients (in total parathyroidectomy group) were readmitted because of postoperative hypoparathyroidism. Graft-dependent recurrence was not observed in an average follow-up of 42 months. Conclusions Total parathyroidectomy with sternocleidomastoid muscle trace amounts of parathyroid tissue autotransplantation is considered to be a feasible, safe and effective surgical option for the patients with sHPT. PMID:24886230

  14. Evaluation of the minimally invasive parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: A retrospective cohort study

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    Toriie, Sayoko; Sugimoto, Takeki; Hokimoto, Norihiro; Funakoshi, Taku; Ogawa, Maho; Oki, Toyokazu; Dabanaka, Ken; Namikawa, Tsutomu; Sakurai, Akihiro; Hanazaki, Kazuhiro

    2016-01-01

    Introduction An accurate differential diagnosis between single adenoma (SA) and multiglandular disease (MGD) remains difficult in Technetium-99m sestamibi scintigraphy (MIBI)-negative patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) in patients with PHPT. Methods Clinical records of 48 patients who underwent neck exploration between November 2002 and June 2012 in Kochi Medical School Hospital were reviewed retrospectively to identify candidates that underwent for MIP which was defined as the selective removal of a SA using less invasive surgery. Results The preoperative detection rate of lesions using ultrasonography, MIBI, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging was 90%, 83%, 76%, and 55%, respectively. Although all 39 patients in the MIBI-positive group were diagnosed with an SA and subsequently underwent curative MIP, 3 patients in MIBI-negative group (n = 6) were MGD, who underwent neck exploration. Preoperative mean intact parathyroid hormone (419 pg/ml vs. 149 pg/ml; P < 0.01) and alkaline phosphatase levels (746 U/l vs. 277 U/l; P < 0.01) were significantly higher in the SA than MGD group. Conclusions In MIBI-negative patients with indications for surgery, MIP should not be carried out without a clear localization of SA, or in MGD. PMID:27054033

  15. Association between clinical variables and mortality after parathyroidectomy in maintenance hemodialysis patients.

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    Chen, Jin-Bor; Chou, Fong-Fu; Yang, Cheng-Hong; Hua, Moi-Sin

    2017-01-01

    We investigated factors associated with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD)-associated mortality after parathyroidectomy (PTX) in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD). Our study population consisted of 161 consecutive HD patients who underwent PTX before 2009 and 354 consecutive HD patients without PTX as controls from those visiting the Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan between 2009 and 2013. All-cause and CVD mortality with clinical variables were compared in PTX and non-PTX HD patients. PTX patients had significantly lower all-cause and CVD mortality than controls. Multivariate logistic regression analyses showed PTX patients had a lower odds ratio for all-cause mortality than those without (odds ratio = .35, 95% confidence interval = .16 to .74). Association analysis based on clinical variables revealed patients with higher hemoglobin, albumin, creatinine, and HD adequacy index-Kt/V levels had significantly decreased risk of all-cause mortality. PTX in HD patients reduces the risk of death. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  16. Impacts of parathyroidectomy on renal anemia and nutritional status of hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Chen, Chen; Wu, Hua; Zhong, Lin; Wang, Xin; Xing, Zhuang-Jie; Gao, Bi-Hu

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts of parathyroidectomy (PTX) towards the renal anemia and nutritional status of hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). 32 patients, enrolled into the blood purification center of our hospital for the hemodialysis treatment, were collected and divided into the PTX group and the non-PTX group, with 16 patients in each group. The changes of relevant indicators such as immunoreactive parathyroid hormone (iPTH), anemia and nutrition were observed before, 1-, 3-, 6-month after the treatment. The contents of iPTH, Ca, P and Ca × P of the PTX group decreased rapidly 1 month after the surgery; while Hb and Hct increased significantly from the 1st postoperative month; the dosage of EPO was significantly reduced 3-month after the surgery; the content of Alb gradually increased from the 3(rd) postoperative month; the content of TG decreased significantly from the 6(th) postoperative month; while the contents of BMI and TSF increased significantly from the 6(th) postoperative month, which exhibited the statistically significant differences when compared with the preoperative and the non-PTX group (P < 0.05). PTX could quickly reduce the iPTH level and significantly improve the renal anemia and nutritional status; SHPT was the important factor that would affect the renal anemia and malnutrition; PTX could reduce the amount of EPO, and reduce the economic burden of patients.

  17. Use of radioguided surgery with [111In]-pentetreotide in the management of an ACTH-secreting bronchial carcinoid causing ectopic Cushing's syndrome.

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    Grossrubatscher, E; Vignati, F; Dalino, P; Possa, M; Belloni, P A; Vanzulli, A; Bramerio, M; Marocchi, A; Rossetti, O; Zurleni, F; Loli, P

    2005-01-01

    Intraoperative [111In]-pentetreotide scintigraphy with a hand-held gamma detector probe has recently been proposed to increase the intraoperative detection rate of small neuroendocrine tumors and their metastases. We report a case of a 28-yr-old woman with ectopic Cushing's syndrome due to an ACTH-secreting bronchial carcinoid, in whom the use of radioguided surgery improved disease management. At presentation, radiolabeled pentetreotide scintigraphy was the only procedure able to detect the ectopic source of ACTH. After radiologic confirmation, the patient underwent removal of a bronchial carcinoid, with disease persistence. After surgery, pentetreotide scintigraphy showed pathologic uptake in the mediastinum not previously detected at surgery and only subsequently confirmed by radiologic studies. Despite a second thoracic exploration, hormonal, scintigraphic, and radiological evidence of residual disease persisted. Radioguided surgery was then performed using a hand-held gamma probe 48 h after iv administration of a tracer dose of radiolabeled [111In-DTPA-D-Phe1]-pentetreotide, which permitted detection and removal of multiple residual mediastinal lymph node metastases. Clinical and radiologic cure, with no evidence of tracer uptake at pentetreotide scintigraphy, was subsequently observed. The use of an intraoperative gamma counter appears a promising procedure in the management of metastatic ACTH-secreting bronchial carcinoids.

  18. A 23-year-old patient with secondary tumoral calcinosis: Regression after subtotal parathyroidectomy

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    Niemann, Katharina E.; Kröpil, Feride; Hoffmann, Martin F.; Coulibaly, Marlon O.; Schildhauer, Thomas A.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a rare disorder defined by hyperphosphatemia and ectopic calcifications in various locations. The most common form of TC is associated with disorders such as renal insufficiency, hyperparathyroidism, or hypervitaminosis D. The primary (hereditary) TC is caused by inactivating mutations in either the fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), the GalNAc transferase 3 (GALNT3) or the KLOTHO (KL) gene. Presentation of case We report here a case of secondary TC in end-stage renal disease. The patient was on regular hemodialysis and presented with severe painful soft-tissue calcifications around her left hip and shoulder that had been increasing over the last two years. Initially, she was treated with dietary phosphate restriction and phosphate binders. Because of high phosphate blood levels, which were not yet managed with dialysis and medical therapy, a subtotal parathyroidectomy (sP) was performed. This approach demonstrated significant response. Three months after surgery a rapid regression of the tumors was observed. Disscusion Regardless of the etiology, the two types of TC do not differ in their radiologic or histopathologic presentations but need to be diagnosed correctly to initiate targeted and effective treatment. Considering the primary TC, primary treatment is early and complete surgical excision. In case of secondary TC surgical excision of the tumoral masses should be avoid because of extensive complications. These patients benefit from sP. Conclusion After initial conservative therapy chronic kidney disease patients with TC might benefit from sP to avoid prolonged suffering and potential mutilations. PMID:27088846

  19. Laryngeal physiology and voice acoustics are maintained after minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.

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    Leder, Steven B; Donovan, Patricia; Acton, Lynn M; Warner, Heather L; Carling, Tobias; Alian, Aymen A; Udelsman, Robert

    2013-05-01

    This prospective single-arm study investigated both laryngeal physiology and voice acoustic measures in patients undergoing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) due to primary hyperparathyroidism (primary HPTH). Avoidance of recurrent or superior laryngeal nerve injury and maintenance of normal laryngeal physiology and vocal function are key goals in the treatment of primary HPTH. No data are available comparing pre- and postoperative MIP laryngeal physiology and voice acoustics. Patients served as their own controls and underwent identical pre- and postoperative assessment. True vocal fold mobility was assessed and recorded using transnasal fiber-optic laryngoscopy. Vocal capacity was recorded with maximum phonation time and vocal stability by frequency-based voice measures, that is, mean fundamental frequency (F0), standard deviation of the fundamental frequency (F0SD), and jitter and shimmer as measured by relative average perturbation and mean shimmer in decibels, respectively. A total of 104 patients were enrolled [26 men, mean age = 53 years, range 29-79 years; 78 women, mean age = 56 years, range 16-83 years). All completed the protocol and were analyzed according to intent to treat. MIP was accomplished in 95 patients, and 9 were converted to general anesthesia. The cure rate was 100%, as evidenced by normalization of serum calcium levels. Both real-time agreement and blinded inter- and intrarater reliability testing for laryngeal physiology ratings were 100%. One patient (<1%) exhibited a recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. No significant differences (P > 0.05) were found for any voice acoustic parameter between pre- and postoperative MIP (ie, maximum phonation time, F0, F0SD, relative average perturbation, or shimmer in decibels). MIP can be performed with exquisite disease control and without significant effects on laryngeal physiology or voice acoustic measures. For the first time, both physiologic and acoustic data support the use of MIP.

  20. [Endoscopic lateral parathyroidectomy as surgical treatment for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism].

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    Vidal-Pérez, Óscar; Valentini, Mauro; Baanante-Cerdeña, Juan Carlos; Ginestà-Martí, César; Fernández-Cruz, Laureano; García-Valdecasas, Juan Carlos

    2016-01-01

    Most surgeons have rapidly accepted the use of minimally invasive surgical approaches for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism. The role of the endoscope in neck surgery is still being discussed due to its technical difficulty and complex patient selection criteria. A prospective study was conducted between April 2010 and April 2013. It included patients diagnosed with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (sPHPT) by locating a single adenoma using ultrasound and sestamibi scintigraphy imaging. All patients agreed to be included in the study. Experienced endocrine surgeons that had been trained in endocrine minimally invasive surgery performed the procedure. The same surgical technique was used in all of the cases. The demographic and clinical variables were evaluated. A descriptive analysis was performed on the data measuring mean, standard deviation, and range. A total of 28 endoscopic lateral parathyroidectomies were performed. All patients were diagnosed with sporadic hyperparathyroidism sPHPT. The mean age was 68 years (59-89). No intraoperative complications were registered. Postoperative morbidity was comparable to that reported in the classical approach. A favourable outcome was observed in 27 of the 28 patients (96%) after a mean follow-up time of 22 (9 - 53) months. An endoscopic approach for hyperparathyroidism sPHPT is feasible and reproducible, and it obtains comparable results to the classical open surgery. Several factors make this technique suitable for highly specialised hospitals with a high patient volume and specialised endocrine surgery units. Copyright © 2015 Academia Mexicana de Cirugía A.C. Published by Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

  1. Early postoperative parathormone sampling and prognosis after total parathyroidectomy in secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Nascimento, Climério Pereira do; Brescia, Marília D'Elboux Guimarães; Custódio, Melani Ribeiro; Massoni, Ledo Mazzei; Silveira, André Albuquerque; Goldenstein, Patrícia Taschner; Arap, Sérgio Samir; Jorgetti, Vanda; Moyses, Rosa Maria Affonso; Montenegro, Fábio Luiz de Menezes

    2017-04-27

    There is possibility of a supernumerary hyperplastic parathyroid gland in dialysis patients after total parathyroidectomy and autograft in dialysis patients. To test if the early postoperative measure of parathyroid hormone (PTH) can identify persistent hyperparathyroidism. A prospective cohort of dialysis patients submitted to parathyroidectomy had PTH measured up to one week after operation. The absolute value and the relative decrease were analyzed according to clinical outcome of satisfactory control of secondary hyperparathyroidism or persistence. Of 51 cases, preoperative PTH varied from 425 to 6,964 pg/mL (median 2,103 pg/mL). Postoperatively, PTH was undetectable in 28 cases (54.9%). In eight individuals (15.7%) the PTH was lower than 16 pg/mL, in 10 (19.6%) the PTH values were between 16 and 87pg/mL, and in five (9.8%), PTH was higher than 87 pg/mL. Undetectable PTH was more common in patients with preoperative PTH below the median (p = 0.0002). There was a significant correlation between preoperative PTH and early postoperative PTH (Spearman R = 0.42, p = 0.002). A relative decrease superior to 95% was associated to satisfactory clinical outcome. A relative decrease less than 80% was associated to persistent disease, despite initial postoperative hypocalcemia. Measurement of PTH in the first days after parathyroidectomy in dialysis patients may suggest good clinical outcome if a decrease of at least 95% of the preoperative value is observed. Less than 80% PTH decrease is highly suggestive of residual hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue with persistent hyperparathyroidism, and an early reintervention may be considered. Em pacientes renais crônicos dialíticos submetidos à paratireoidectomia total com autoenxerto, existe a possibilidade de uma glândula paratireoide hiperplásica residual. Verificar se a medida pós-operatória precoce do hormônio da paratireoide (PTH) após paratireoidectomia total com autoenxerto é útil para indicar uma gl

  2. Functional parameters before and after parathyroidectomy: a prospective, randomized long-term trial on different rat strains.

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    Hasse, C; Brune, M; Lorenz, W; Barth, P; Metzler, W; Breves, G; Sitter, H

    2004-07-01

    For clinical controls before and after parathyroidectomy and for evaluation of the function of transplants of parathyroid tissue, it is necessary to establish standard values of relevant laboratory parameters for donor and recipient animals as well as for different types of nutrition. Since no such data are yet available, it was the purpose to define such standards. In a prospective randomized trial on 400 rats of the Dark Agouti (DA) and Lewis strain, different functional laboratory parameters such as total calcium, intact parathyroid hormone, phosphate, 1.25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and alkaline phosphatase were measured under a standard and low calcium diet over a period of 40 weeks. Two hundred of these animals underwent a parathyroidectomy four weeks after the beginning of the study and specimens were evaluated histologically. For all eight different study groups normal values could be defined within tight limits for parameters which describe the function of the parathyroid gland or elements of calcium metabolism under different conditions. The optimal conditions for a transplantation model of parathyroid glands were established. Lewis-rats were identified as the ideal donor and DA rats as the better recipient animals. These data can serve as reference values for future studies on transplantation of the parathyroid without immunosuppression.

  3. Unusually rapid growth of brown tumour in the mandible after parathyroidectomy associated with the presence of a supernumerary parathyroid gland.

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    Dorigatti de Ávila, Érica; de Molon, Rafael Scaf; Cabrini Gabrielli, Marisa Aparecida; Hochuli-Vieira, Eduardo; Sgavioli Massucato, Elaine Maria; de Mello-Filho, Francisco Veríssimo; Conti, Luis Carlos; Real Gabrielli, Mário Francisco

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study is to report the case of a quick growing brown tumour in the jaw after a parathyroidectomy due to the presence of a rare fifth parathyroid gland. The patient had chronic renal disease and the diagnosis was tertiary hyperparathyroidism. Thirty days after the parathyroidectomy, the patient returned with a significant increase in the tumour size. The suspicion of a supernumerary gland was confirmed by parathyroid scintigraphy. The treatment of brown tumour is dependent on the treatment of the hyperparathyroidism. However, curettage should be considered if a large lesion is disturbing mastication. In conclusion, this case should attract the attention of general practitioner dentists, since they may be the first professionals who have contact with the patient with a brown tumour in the jaws. Likewise, this case emphasises the importance of knowing the type of hyperparathyroidism involved to allow for effective treatment planning. Copyright © 2011 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Magnetic resonance imaging-radioguided occult lesion localization (ROLL) in breast cancer using Tc-99m macro-aggregated albumin and distilled water control

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    2013-01-01

    Background Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided wire localization presents several challenges apart from the technical difficulties. An alternative to this conventional localization method using a wire is the radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL), more related to safe surgical margins and reductions in excision volume. The purpose of this study was to establish a safe and reliable magnetic resonance imaging-radioguided occult lesion localization (MRI-ROLL) technique and to report our initial experience with the localization of nonpalpable breast lesions only observed on MRI. Methods Sixteen women (mean age 53.2 years) with 17 occult breast lesions underwent radio-guided localization in a 1.5-T MR system using a grid-localizing system. All patients had a diagnostic MRI performed prior to the procedure. An intralesional injection of Technetium-99m macro-aggregated albumin followed by distilled water was performed. After the procedure, scintigraphy was obtained. Surgical resection was performed with the help of a gamma detector probe. The lesion histopathology and imaging concordance; the procedure’s positive predictive value (PPV), duration time, complications, and accuracy; and the rate of exactly excised lesions evaluated with MRI six months after the surgery were assessed. Results One lesion in one patient had to be excluded because the radioactive substance came back after the injection, requiring a wire placement. Of the remaining cases, there were four malignant lesions, nine benign lesions, and three high-risk lesions. Surgical histopathology and imaging findings were considered concordant in all benign and high-risk cases. The PPV of MRI-ROLL was greater if the indication for the initial MR examination was active breast cancer. The median procedure duration time was 26 minutes, and all included procedures were defined as accurate. The exact and complete lesion removal was confirmed in all (100%) patients who underwent six-month postoperative MRI

  5. Radio-guided occult lesion localisation using iodine 125 Seeds “ROLLIS” to guide surgical removal of an impalpable posterior chest wall melanoma metastasis

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    Dissanayake, Shashini; Dissanayake, Deepthi; Taylor, Donna B

    2015-09-15

    Cancer screening and surveillance programmes and the use of sophisticated imaging tools such as positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) have increased the detection of impalpable lesions requiring imaging guidance for excision. A new technique involves intra-lesional insertion of a low-activity iodine-125 ({sup 125}I) seed and detection of the radioactive signal in theatre using a hand-held gamma probe to guide surgery. Whilst several studies describe using this method to guide the removal of impalpable breast lesions, only a handful of publications report its use to guide excision of lesions outside the breast. We describe a case in which radio-guided occult lesion localisation using an iodine 125 seed was used to guide excision of an impalpable posterior chest wall metastasis detected on PET-CT.

  6. Total parathyroidectomy in a large cohort of cases with hyperparathyroidism associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: experience from a single academic center

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    de Menezes Montenegro, Fabio Luiz; Lourenço, Delmar Muniz; Tavares, Marcos Roberto; Arap, Sergio Samir; Nascimento, Climerio Pereira; Neto, Ledo Mazzei Massoni; D'Alessandro, André; Toledo, Rodrigo Almeida; Coutinho, Flávia Lima; Brandão, Lenine Garcia; de Britto e Silva Filho, Gilberto; Cordeiro, Anói Castro; Toledo, Sergio Pereira Almeida

    2012-01-01

    Most cases of sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism present disturbances in a single parathyroid gland and the surgery of choice is adenomectomy. Conversely, hyperparathyroidism associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (hyperparathyroidism/multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1) is an asynchronic, asymmetrical multiglandular disease and it is surgically approached by either subtotal parathyroidectomy or total parathyroidectomy followed by parathyroid auto-implant to the forearm. In skilful hands, the efficacy of both approaches is similar and both should be complemented by prophylactic thymectomy. In a single academic center, 83 cases of hyperparathyroidism/multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 were operated on from 1987 to 2010 and our first surgical choice was total parathyroidectomy followed by parathyroid auto-implant to the non-dominant forearm and, since 1997, associated transcervical thymectomy to prevent thymic carcinoid. Overall, 40% of patients were given calcium replacement (mean intake 1.6 g/day) during the first months after surgery, and this fell to 28% in patients with longer follow-up. These findings indicate that several months may be needed in order to achieve a proper secretion by the parathyroid auto-implant. Hyperparathyroidism recurrence was observed in up to 15% of cases several years after the initial surgery. Thus, long-term follow-up is recommended for such cases. We conclude that, despite a tendency to subtotal parathyroidectomy worldwide, total parathyroidectomy followed by parathyroid auto-implant is a valid surgical option to treat hyperparathyroidism/multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. Larger comparative systematic studies are needed to define the best surgical approach to hyperparathyroidism/multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. PMID:22584718

  7. Apport de la biopsie radioguidée dans le diagnostic histopathologique des tumeurs de l'enfant: expérience de l'Hôpital d'Enfant de Rabat

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    El Ochi, Mohamed Réda; Bellarbi, Salma; Rouas, Lamiae; Lamalmi, Najat; Malihy, Abderrahmane; Alhamany, Zaitouna; Cherradi, Nadia

    2015-01-01

    La biopsie radioguidée constitue une alternative à la biopsie chirurgicale invasive et à la cytologie pour le diagnostic des tumeurs pédiatriques. L'intérêt de notre étude est d’évaluer la valeur diagnostique des biopsies radioguidées examinées au laboratoire d'anatomopathologie de l'hôpital d'Enfants de Rabat (HER). L’étude a porté sur 78 biopsies radioguidées recueillies dans notre laboratoire entre janvier 2008 et décembre 2011. l’âge moyen des patients était de 5 ans et 10 mois avec une prédominance masculine (65,4%). La tumeur était abdominale dans 80% des cas, thoracique dans 15% cas, thoracique et abdominale dans 2,5% et sacrée dans 1,2%. Les biopsies étaient écho-guidées dans 90% des cas et scannoguidées dans 10% des cas. Le diagnostic histopathologique était posé dans 89% des cas. L'immuno-histochimie a été indiquée dans 35% des cas. Les diagnostics les plus fréquents étaient: tumeurs neuroblastiques (42 cas), lymphomes non hodgkiniens (10 cas), rhabdomyosarcomes (6 cas), autres (sarcome d'Ewing, néphroblastomes, tumeur myofibroblastique inflammatoire, maladies de Hodgkin, leucémie aiguë, hépatoblastome et ostéosarcome). Dans notre série, la biopsie radioguidée a permis un diagnostic histopathologique certain dans 89% des cas. Elle nécessite une étroite collaboration entre clinicien, radiologue et anatomopathologiste pour discuter son indication, afin de diminuer le nombre de biopsies peu ou non représentatives. PMID:26587165

  8. The impact of parathyroidectomy on serum ADAMTS1, ADAMTS4 levels, insulin resistance, and subclinical cardiovascular disease in primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Karakose, Melia; Caliskan, Mustafa; Arslan, Muyesser Sayki; Demirci, Taner; Karakose, Suleyman; Cakal, Erman

    2017-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism has been associated with increased incidence of morbidity and mortality of the cardiovascular system. The etiopathogenetic mechanisms underlying this association are still not completely clear. Accumulating evidence suggested that a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin-like motifs (ADAMTS) has a role in the development of inflammation and atherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to determine whether there is a change in serum levels of ADAMTS1, ADAMTS4, carotid intima-media thickness, and cardiovascular risk score after the surgery and also whether there is a relationship between ADAMTS levels and cardiovascular risk score in hypercalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism patients. The study included the 48 consecutive newly diagnosed patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. The patients were evaluated before and six months after parathyroidectomy. The Framingham score is used to calculate cardiovascular risk. Serum ADAMTS levels were determined by a human enzyme-linked immunoassay in all subjects. The fasting glucose, fasting insulin levels and HOMA values were decreased significantly in all patients after surgery compared to the pretreatment values (p < 0.05). ADAMTS1, ADAMTS4, and carotid intima-media thickness levels were significantly lower after surgical correction of primary hyperparathyroidism compared to the preoperative values (p < 0.05). cardiovascular risk score was decreased after parathyroidectomy however, the difference were not statistical significant (p > 0.05). There were statistically significant relationship between cardiovascular risk score and waist/hip ratio, calcium, LDL-cholesterol, carotid intima-media thickness, ADAMTS4 values. Based on the results of the present study, fasting glucose, fasting insulin levels, ADAMTS1, ADAMTS4, and carotid intima-media thickness might be an additional parameters during the management of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, since these factors

  9. Radioguided Adrenal Surgery

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    Deus, Javier; Millera, Alfonso; Andrés, Alejandro; Prats, Enrique; Gil, Ismael; Suarez, Manuel; Salcini, José L.; Lahoz, Manuel

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered as the procedure of choice for the treatment of adrenal hyperplasia and tumor lesions. However, some special situations may limit the use of this method due to the difficulty to locate the gland and perform the lesion excision. We analyze 2 patients of a left adrenal tumor, explaining how they have overcome the difficulties in both situations. The first case was a patient with a history of intra-abdominal surgery and the other patient suffered from severe obesity. We performed with the use of the gamma probe, and the 2 cases, was of great help to access and glandular localization. The help of gamma probe test was achieved in the surgical bed, that removal was complete. The use of the portable gamma probe facilitated the access to the left adrenal gland as well as conducting the glandular excision without delay, despite the difficulties due to the intra abdominal surgery caused by the previous surgery, and in the case of severe obesity. PMID:26426608

  10. Radioguided localisation of non-palpable lesions of the breast in Costa Rica: review of results of our first 800 patients in private practice.

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    Aguilar, Marisel; Alfaro, Sabrina; Aguilar, Ricardo

    2017-01-01

    Surgical treatment of non-palpable breast lesions is controversial. At the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy, Prof Umberto Veronesi introduced a new technique called the radioguided occult lesion localisation (ROLL) in 1996 to replace conventional methods and their disadvantages (Zurrida S, Galimberti V, and Monti S et al (1998) Radioguided localization of occult breast lesionsBreast7 11-13 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0960-9776(98)90044-3). Given the success experienced in that institution, the method became the technique of choice for the early diagnosis of breast cancer. In this paper, we will examine the technical aspects of ROLL and the results from a large series of patients treated in our private practice in Costa Rica. We analysed the first 816 patients with different non-palpable breast lesions detected by ultrasound or mammography within our private practice in Costa Rica. In 774 patients, technetium 99m labelled with human serum albumin (7-10 MBq) in 0.2 ml of saline solution was injected into the lesion under mammographic or ultrasound guidance. The excisional biopsy was done by means of a gamma-probe and complete excision of the lesion was verified by X-ray on the specimen in lesions that were visible by mammography and ultrasound 4 months after surgery. In the remaining 42 patients, the localisation of the lesion was carried out by wire. The tracer was correctly positioned in the first attempt in 772/816 (94.6%) of cases and in the second attempt in two other cases. In 42/816 (5.1%) cases, the localisation of the lesion had to be performed with the traditional method. X-rays showed that the lesion was entirely removed in 770/772 (99.74%) of cases. The ROLL is a simple and excellent option for the removal of hidden breast lesions in clinical practice. It offers the advantage of making resections safer and with tumour-free margins, in addition to reducing the number of reinterventions. Since it makes it possible to specify to the pathologist

  11. High resolution mini-gammacamera and 99mTc [HMPAO] - leukocytes for diagnosis of infection and radioguided surgery in diabetic foot.

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    Soluri, A; Massari, R; Trotta, C; Stella, S; Cavaiola, S; Capriotti, G; Di Santo, G P; Di Paolo, M L; Mangano, A M; Liberatore, M; Micarelli, A; Bruzzese, A; Pasta, V

    2005-01-01

    Discovery of osteitis may be delayed because of late appearance of X-ray signs in patients with diabetic foot. Scintigraphy with labelled leukocytes is able to detect flogosis but often misses bone involvement, due to inadequate resolution of Anger camera, the commonest detector used in nuclear medicine. Radioguided surgery and biopsy with high resolution scintigraphy (HRS) started to be studied since 2000: although this method had never been tested for planning and guiding diabetic foot surgery, in our opinion it can help early diagnosis and surgical treatment of diabetic foot. Five patients with diabetic foot and suspected infection were studied with standard 99mTc [HMPAO]-leukocyte scan. In the same patients 2 mm spatial resolution HRS was performed 24 hours after administration of labelled WBC, using our inch2 field-of-view portable mini-gammacamera. Operations were done just after the 24h scan and were guided with the portable high resolution device in the four patients who showed positive scan. Scintigraphy with Anger camera and HRS were positive in four patients. HRS showed a bar-shaped radioactivity corresponding to small phalanges, close to the main inter-digital hot spot. The presence of osteitis on phalanges that had been shown by HRS was confirmed at surgery, that was successfully driven with the high resolution mini-camera. In conclusion HRS is able to diagnose early osteitis of diabetic foot and to guide diabetic foot surgery.

  12. Radioguided localisation of impalpable breast lesions using 99m-Technetium macroaggregated albumin: Lessons learnt during introduction of a new technique to guide preoperative localisation

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    Landman, Joanne; Kulawansa, Sagarika; McCarthy, Michael; Troedson, Russell; Phillips, Michael; Tinning, Jill; Taylor, Donna

    2015-03-15

    Preoperative wire-guided localisation (WGL) of impalpable breast lesions is widely used but can be technically difficult. Risks include wire migration, inaccurate placement, and inadequate surgical margins. Research shows that radioguided occult lesion localisation (ROLL) is quicker, easier, and can improve surgical and cosmetic outcomes. An audited introduction of ROLL was conducted to validate the technique as a feasible alternative to WGL. Fifty patients with single impalpable lesions and biopsy proven malignancy or indeterminate histology underwent WGL followed by intralesional radiopharmaceutical injection of 99m-Technetium macroaggregated albumin. Postprocedural mammography was performed to demonstrate wire position, and scintigraphy to evaluate radiopharmaceutical migration. Lymphoscintigraphy and intraoperative sentinel node biopsy were performed if indicated, followed by lesion localisation and excision using a gamma probe. Specimen imaging was performed, with immediate reexcision for visibly inadequate margins. Accurate localisation was achieved in 86% of patients with ROLL compared to 72% with WGL. All lesions were successfully removed, with clear margins in 71.8% of malignant lesions. Reexcision and intraoperative sentinel node localisation rates were equivalent to preaudit figures for WGL. ROLL was easy to perform and problems were infrequent. Inaccurate radiopharmaceutical placement necessitating WGL occurred in four patients. Minor radiopharmaceutical migration was common, but precluded using ROLL in only two cases. ROLL is effective, simple, inexpensive, and easily learnt; however, preoperative confirmation of correct radiopharmaceutical placement using mammography and the gamma probe is important to help ensure successful lesion removal. Insertion of a backup hookwire is recommended during the initial introduction of ROLL.

  13. Randomized controlled clinical trial comparing radioguided occult lesion localization with wire-guided lesion localization to evaluate their efficacy and accuracy in the localization of nonpalpable breast lesions.

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    Duarte, Carlos; Bastidas, Faustino; de los Reyes, Amelia; Martínez, María Cristina; Hurtado, Gloria; Gómez, María Constanza; Sánchez, Ricardo; Manrique, Jorge

    2016-04-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the radioguided occult lesion localization (ROLL) technique with the wire-guided lesion localization (WGLL) technique to assess their efficacy and accuracy in the localization of nonpalpable breast lesions in patients at a unique reference medical center. These patients' reports were negative for malignancy but included highly suspicious imaging findings. A controlled clinical trial was designed to compare the WGLL and ROLL techniques in women presenting with breast lesions diagnosed by mammography or ultrasonography at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología in Bogotá, Colombia, from March 2006 to June 2011. This study examined 129 patients; 64 (49.6%) patients were treated with ROLL, and 65 (51.4%) were treated with WGLL. The ROLL technique achieved better median lesion centricity (ROLL = 11.7 and WGLL = 15.4; P = .038). No significant differences were found regarding demographic variables, operative specimen characteristics, the need to extend margins, operative complications, the degree of difficulty, or patient or surgeon satisfaction. The ROLL technique is as effective as WGLL for the localization of nonpalpable breast lesions. In our study, ROLL achieved better lesion centricity. Therefore, we propose that this technique could be used as a standard procedure in the detection of nonpalpable breast lesions at experienced centers. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Differentiated tonsil-derived mesenchymal stem cells embedded in Matrigel restore parathyroid cell functions in rats with parathyroidectomy.

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    Park, Yoon Shin; Kim, Han Su; Jin, Yoon Mi; Yu, Yeonsil; Kim, Ha Yeong; Park, Hae Sang; Jung, Sung-Chul; Han, Ki-Hwan; Park, Yoon Jeong; Ryu, Kyung-Ha; Jo, Inho

    2015-10-01

    Parathyroid cells release parathyroid hormone (PTH), which controls calcium homeostasis. Loss of parathyroid cells results in hypoparathyroidism and consequent low-turnover bone disease. Here, we investigated whether our recently-established human tonsil-derived mesenchymal stem cells (TMSC) restore in vivo parathyroid cell function in rats with parathyroidectomy (PTX). Compared with undifferentiated control TMSC, TMSC differentiated with activin A and soluble sonic hedgehog induced a significant release of PTH as early as day 7, with increased PTH release occurring in response to lower calcium levels and vice versa. Released PTH increased osteocalcin expression and alizarin red S staining in preosteoblastic cells, indicating its functional activity. PTX rats fed calcium-free diet only survived for ∼10 days. Subcutaneous injection with TMSC alone did not increase their survival rates, regardless of differentiation. However, survival rates increased for up to 28 days in response to TMSC embedded in Matrigel (TMSC-MA), showing 40% and 80% in control and differentiated TMSC-MA, respectively. When compared with continuous increases by control TMSC-MA, stable levels of secreted PTH and serum ionized calcium were found in PTX rats with differentiated TMSC-MA. This is the first report that differentiated TMSC resemble parathyroid cells and, if embedded in Matrigel, restore in vivo parathyroid function. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Applying preoperative dipyridamole thallium-201 scintigraphy for preventing cardiac mortality and complications for patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism undergoing parathyroidectomy.

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    Yin, Shih-Min; Chou, Fong-Fu; Wu, Shao-Chun; Chi, Shun-Yu

    2017-07-06

    To evaluate the value of preoperative dipyridamole thallium-201 scintigraphy for reducing cardiovascular complication in secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPTH) patients. Thallium scintigraphy was arranged for all dialysis patients who underwent parathyroidectomy from Jan 2011 to July 2015. Management of defects on thallium scintigraphy included cardiac catheterization and ultrasonography. Analysis includes 30-day mortality, morbidity and the predicting factors for thallium scintigraphy defect. Of 249 patients with SHPTH, 19 (7.6%) had defects on thallium scintigraphy, 15 (88%) of whom had coronary artery disease on angiography. History of acute coronary syndrome (ACS, p < 0.001), diabetes mellitus (DM, p = 0.03), male sex (p = 0.03), and higher body mass index (BMI, p = 0.001) were significant predictors of positive thallium scintigraphy results. History of ACS was the most significant predictor after adjustment in the multivariate logistic analysis (odds ratio, 22.56; 95% confidence interval, 7.02-72.53). All the patients survived the 30-day postoperative period, with minimal cardiovascular morbidity. Preoperative dipyridamole thallium-201 scintigraphy is useful for SHPTH patients to minimized surgical mortality and morbidity. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Taiwan.

  16. Association of Increased Serum Leptin with Ameliorated Anemia and Malnutrition in Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients after Parathyroidectomy.

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    Jiang, Yao; Zhang, Jingjing; Yuan, Yanggang; Zha, Xiaoming; Xing, Changying; Shen, Chong; Shen, Zhixiang; Qin, Chao; Zeng, Ming; Yang, Guang; Mao, Huijuan; Zhang, Bo; Yu, Xiangbao; Sun, Bin; Ouyang, Chun; Xu, Xueqiang; Ge, Yifei; Wang, Jing; Zhang, Lina; Cheng, Chen; Yin, Caixia; Zhang, Jing; Chen, Huimin; Ma, Haoyang; Wang, Ningning

    2016-06-16

    Leptin is an adipokine that regulates various metabolism, but its association with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), a clinical manifestation of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD), remains obscure. Parathyroidectomy (PTX) is recommended for severe SHPT patients. Here, the associations between circulating leptin and clinical characteristics in CKD patients were investigated. Effects of PTX on leptin production were analyzed in vivo and in vitro. Controls and CKD patients had approximate serum leptin levels in that a larger proportion of CKD patients with body mass index (BMI) <23 kg/m(2). Serum leptin was related to anemia, albumin, and bone metabolism disorders in CKD patients. Lower intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) was related with higher leptin in PTX patients group. Severe SHPT inhibited uremia-enhanced leptin production in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, which was attenuated after PTX. High levels of PTH were found to reduce Akt phosphorylation and leptin production in vitro but high levels of calcium and phosphorus were not. Successful PTX was found to improve anemia and malnutrition in severe SHPT patients, and this was correlated with increased circulating leptin levels via up-regulated Akt signaling in adipocytes. These findings indicated the therapeutic potential of leptin and related target pathway for improving survival and quality of life in CKD.

  17. Intraoperative Parathyroid Localization with Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Using Indocyanine Green during Total Parathyroidectomy for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism.

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    Cui, Le; Gao, Yang; Yu, Heping; Li, Min; Wang, Birong; Zhou, Tao; Hu, Qinggang

    2017-08-15

    The detection of all glands during total parathyroidectomy (TPTX) in secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) patients is often difficult due to their variability in number and location. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) for intraoperative parathyroid gland (PTG) localization in SHPT patients. Twenty-nine patients with SHPT were divided into two groups with or without intraoperative NIRF imaging. ICG was administered in patients undergoing intraoperative imaging, and the fluorescence of PTGs was assessed. Clinical and histopathologic variables were analyzed to determine factors associated with ICG uptake. Comparisons between NIRF and preoperative imaging, as well as differences between groups with or without NIRF imaging, were carried out to evaluate the efficacy of this technique. Most PTGs could be clearly identified, including one ectopic gland. The sensitivity of NIRF imaging is 91.1% in contrast to 81.82% for ultrasonography (US), 62.34% for (99m)Tc-MIBI and 85.71% for computed tomography (CT). In addition, intraoperative NIRF imaging can reduce the operation time and improve the complete resection rate compared with the group not using it. Intraoperative NIRF imaging using ICG during TPTX is technically feasible and reliable for assisting surgeons in detecting and confirming PTGs.

  18. Comparison of two threshold detection criteria methodologies for determination of probe positivity for intraoperative in situ identification of presumed abnormal 18F-FDG-avid tissue sites during radioguided oncologic surgery.

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    Chapman, Gregg J; Povoski, Stephen P; Hall, Nathan C; Murrey, Douglas A; Lee, Robert; Martin, Edward W

    2014-09-13

    Intraoperative in situ identification of (18)F-FDG-avid tissue sites during radioguided oncologic surgery remains a significant challenge for surgeons. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the 1.5-to-1 ratiometric threshold criteria method versus the three-sigma statistical threshold criteria method for determination of gamma detection probe positivity for intraoperative in situ identification of presumed abnormal (18)F-FDG-avid tissue sites in a manner that was independent of the specific type of gamma detection probe used. From among 52 patients undergoing appropriate in situ evaluation of presumed abnormal (18)F-FDG-avid tissue sites during (18)F-FDG-directed surgery using 6 available gamma detection probe systems, a total of 401 intraoperative gamma detection probe measurement sets of in situ counts per second measurements were cumulatively taken. For the 401 intraoperative gamma detection probe measurement sets, probe positivity was successfully met by the 1.5-to-1 ratiometric threshold criteria method in 150/401 instances (37.4%) and by the three-sigma statistical threshold criteria method in 259/401 instances (64.6%) (P < 0.001). Likewise, the three-sigma statistical threshold criteria method detected true positive results at target-to-background ratios much lower than the 1.5-to-1 target-to-background ratio of the 1.5-to-1 ratiometric threshold criteria method. The three-sigma statistical threshold criteria method was significantly better than the 1.5-to-1 ratiometric threshold criteria method for determination of gamma detection probe positivity for intraoperative in situ detection of presumed abnormal (18)F-FDG-avid tissue sites during radioguided oncologic surgery. This finding may be extremely important for reshaping the ongoing and future research and development of gamma detection probe systems that are necessary for optimizing the in situ detection of radioisotopes of higher-energy gamma photon emissions used during radioguided oncologic surgery.

  19. Focused parathyroidectomy without intra-operative parathormone monitoring: The value of PTH assay in preoperative ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration washout

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    Kuzu, Fatih; Arpaci, Dilek; Cakmak, Guldeniz Karadeniz; Emre, Ali Ugur; Elri, Tarik; Ilikhan, Sevil Uygun; Bahadir, Burak; Bayraktaoglu, Taner

    2016-01-01

    Background The accurate identification of hyperfunctioning parathyroid (HP) gland is the only issue for definitive surgical treatment in primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). Various imaging and operative techniques have been proposed to confirm the localization of the diseased gland. Nevertheless, none of these methods proved to be the gold standard. The presented study aimed to assess the value of parathyroid hormone assay in preoperative ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (FNA)-PTH washout fluid to verify the correct localisation for focused parathyroidectomy without intra-operative PTH monitoring. Material and Methods The retrospective analysis of 57 patients with pHPT who underwent FNA-PTH was conducted from a prospective database. Biochemical assessment together with radiological (ultrasonography) and nuclear (MIBI scan) imaging was reviewed. Associations between FNA-PTH washout values and localization technics were evaluated and compared in terms of operative findings. Results Focused parathyroidectomy without intraoperative PTH monitoring was performed to 45 patients with high FNA-PTH values. The median largest diameter of the target parathyroid lesion identified by ultrasonography was 13 mm (range, 6 to 36). The median serum PTH level was 190 pg/mL (range, 78 to 1709; reference range, 15 to 65) whereas the median washout PTH was 2500 pg/mL (range, 480 to 3389). According to operative findings high FNA-PTH levels correctly identified parathyroid adenoma in 40 cases (89% of sensitivity and 100% of specificity and positive predictive value) whereas MIBI scan localized the lesion in 36 of these cases (80% of sensitivity). Conclusions The higher level of PTH in preoperative ultrasound guided FNA washout is a considerable data to predict the correct localization of HP, particularly in circumstances of greater values than the serum PTH level. However, although its specificity is high, in cases of coexisting nodular thyroid disease, associated additional HP

  20. Diagnostic Accuracy Study of Intraoperative and Perioperative Serum Intact PTH Level for Successful Parathyroidectomy in 501 Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Patients.

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    Zhang, Lina; Xing, Changying; Shen, Chong; Zeng, Ming; Yang, Guang; Mao, Huijuan; Zhang, Bo; Yu, Xiangbao; Cui, Yiyao; Sun, Bin; Ouyang, Chun; Ge, Yifei; Jiang, Yao; Yin, Caixia; Zha, Xiaoming; Wang, Ningning

    2016-05-27

    Parathyroidectomy (PTX) is an effective treatment for severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT); however, persistent SHPT may occur because of supernumerary and ectopic parathyroids. Here a diagnostic accuracy study of intraoperative and perioperative serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) was performed to predict successful surgery in 501 patients, who received total PTX + autotransplantation without thymectomy. Serum iPTH values before incision (io-iPTH0), 10 and 20 min after removing the last parathyroid (io-iPTH10, io-iPTH20), and the first and fourth day after PTX (D1-iPTH, D4-iPTH) were recoded. Patients whose serum iPTH was >50 pg/mL at the first postoperative week were followed up within six months. Successful PTX was defined if iPTH was <300 pg/mL, on the contrary, persistent SHPT was regarded. There were 86.4% patients underwent successful PTX, 9.8% remained as persistent SHPT and 3.8% were undetermined. Intraoperative serum iPTH demonstrated no significant differences in two subgroups with or without chronic hepatitis. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves showed that >88.9% of io-iPTH20% could predict successful PTX (area under the curve [AUC] 0.909, sensitivity 78.6%, specificity 88.5%), thereby avoiding unnecessary exploration to reduce operative complications. D4-iPTH >147.4 pg/mL could predict persistent SHPT (AUC 0.998, sensitivity 100%, specificity 99.5%), so that medical intervention or reoperation start timely.

  1. Outcomes after subtotal parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism due to hyperplasia: significance of whole vs. partial gland remnant.

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    Rajaei, Mohammad H; Oltmann, Sarah C; Schneider, David F; Sippel, Rebecca S; Chen, Herbert

    2015-03-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) due to multigland hyperplasia is managed by subtotal parathyroidectomy (sPTX), with a partial gland left in situ. However, smaller, hyperplastic glands may be encountered intraoperatively, and it is unclear if leaving an intact gland is an equivalent alternative. This study evaluates the rates of permanent hypoparathyroidism and cure of PHPT patients with four-gland hyperplasia that were left with either a whole gland remnant (WGR) or a partial gland remnant (PGR) after sPTX. We reviewed the outcomes of PHPT patients with hyperplasia who underwent sPTX at an academic institution. Surgeon intraoperative judgment determined remnant size (a WGR vs. a PGR). Between 2002 and 2013, 172 patients underwent sPTX for PHPT. There were 108 patients (62.8%) who had a WGR. Another 64 patients (37.2%) had a PGR. Mean age was 60 ± 14 years. There were 82.6% female patients. Cases with positive family history for PHPT were more likely to have a PGR (12.5 vs. 3.7%; p = 0.03). Patients had similar preoperative and postoperative laboratories. Individuals with a PGR tended to have larger glands encountered by surgeons intraoperatively (525 ± 1,308 vs. 280 ± 341 mg; p = 0.02). One patient with a WGR developed permanent hypocalcemia. Overall, the cure rate was 97.1%. A mean of 29 ± 28.7 months follow-up revealed a recurrence rate of 5.2%. Disease persistence and recurrence rates were similar in patients. PHPT due to hyperplasia is managed by sPTX, leaving WGR without increased rates of disease persistence/recurrence. Patients without family history for hyperparathyroidism and those with smaller glands may be the best candidates for this approach.

  2. Diagnostic Accuracy Study of Intraoperative and Perioperative Serum Intact PTH Level for Successful Parathyroidectomy in 501 Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Patients

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    Zhang, Lina; Xing, Changying; Shen, Chong; Zeng, Ming; Yang, Guang; Mao, Huijuan; Zhang, Bo; Yu, Xiangbao; Cui, Yiyao; Sun, Bin; Ouyang, Chun; Ge, Yifei; Jiang, Yao; Yin, Caixia; Zha, Xiaoming; Wang, Ningning

    2016-01-01

    Parathyroidectomy (PTX) is an effective treatment for severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT); however, persistent SHPT may occur because of supernumerary and ectopic parathyroids. Here a diagnostic accuracy study of intraoperative and perioperative serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) was performed to predict successful surgery in 501 patients, who received total PTX + autotransplantation without thymectomy. Serum iPTH values before incision (io-iPTH0), 10 and 20 min after removing the last parathyroid (io-iPTH10, io-iPTH20), and the first and fourth day after PTX (D1-iPTH, D4-iPTH) were recoded. Patients whose serum iPTH was >50 pg/mL at the first postoperative week were followed up within six months. Successful PTX was defined if iPTH was <300 pg/mL, on the contrary, persistent SHPT was regarded. There were 86.4% patients underwent successful PTX, 9.8% remained as persistent SHPT and 3.8% were undetermined. Intraoperative serum iPTH demonstrated no significant differences in two subgroups with or without chronic hepatitis. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves showed that >88.9% of io-iPTH20% could predict successful PTX (area under the curve [AUC] 0.909, sensitivity 78.6%, specificity 88.5%), thereby avoiding unnecessary exploration to reduce operative complications. D4-iPTH >147.4 pg/mL could predict persistent SHPT (AUC 0.998, sensitivity 100%, specificity 99.5%), so that medical intervention or reoperation start timely. PMID:27231027

  3. Changes in Serum Concentrations of Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Soluble Klotho in Hemodialysis Patients after Total Parathyroidectomy

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    Liao, Shang-Chih; Chou, Fong-Fu; Yang, Cheng-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Background. We examined the changes in circulating fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) and Klotho concentrations in hemodialysis patients after parathyroidectomy (PTX). Methods. We enrolled a cohort of hemodialysis patients who received PTX. Postoperatively, patients received calcium supplements and/or vitamin D analogue (calcitriol) to maintain serum calcium within 7.0–8.0 mg/dL. Information on clinical parameters including bone-mineral metabolic variables was collected pre-PTX and on days 5 and 90 after PTX. Concomitantly, serum full-length FGF23 and α-Klotho levels were measured. The relationship between FGF23 and clinical parameters was analyzed by single linear regression. Results. Forty-six participants (33 women; 13 men) were enrolled in the study. Their mean age was 56.49 years. Serum FGF23 and α-Klotho concentrations were elevated on days 5 and 90 after PTX compared to baseline (p > 0.05). Serum FGF23 concentrations negatively correlated with serum calcium concentrations pre-PTX (Beta −0.31; R2 0.0949; p = 0.040), day 5 post-PTX (Beta −0.31; R2 0.0982; p = 0.036), and day 90 post-PTX (Beta −0.39; R2 0.1528; p = 0.008). Conclusions. There was no change in circulating FGF23 and Klotho concentrations after PTX in hemodialysis patients given postoperative calcium supplements and/or vitamin D analogue. Serum FGF23 concentrations pre-PTX and at days 5 and 90 after PTX were inversely related to serum calcium concentrations. PMID:27999806

  4. Impact of race on intraoperative parathyroid hormone kinetics: an analysis of 910 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Cisco, Robin M; Kuo, Jennifer H; Ogawa, Lauren; Scholten, Anouk; Tsinberg, Michael; Duh, Quan-Yang; Clark, Orlo H; Gosnell, Jessica E; Shen, Wen T

    2012-11-01

    HYPOTHESIS African American patients exhibit different intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) profiles than non-African American patients. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING University medical center. PATIENTS Nine hundred ten patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism between July 2005 and August 2010. INTERVENTIONS All patients underwent preoperative imaging with ultrasonography and sestamibi; operative exploration; and IOPTH measurement at 2 points preexcision and 5 and 10 minutes postexcision. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Preexcision and postexcision IOPTH measurements. RESULTS Of the 910 patients, 734 self-reported their race as white (81%); 91, Latino/other (10%); 56, Asian (6%); and 28, African American (3%). African American patients had significantly higher initial preexcision IOPTH levels compared with white patients (348 vs 202 pg/mL; P = .048) and significantly higher 5-minute postexcision IOPTH levels (151 vs 80 pg/mL; P = .01). The 10-minute postexcision IOPTH levels were similar between the 2 groups (52 vs 50 pg/mL). A similar percentage of white and African American patients had a 50% drop in IOPTH level at 10 minutes postexcision. No differences in IOPTH kinetics were observed in the other racial groups examined. CONCLUSIONS African American patients with primary hyperparathyroidism exhibit significantly higher preincision and 5-minute postexcision IOPTH values when compared with white patients. The 10-minute postexcision IOPTH values did not differ between races. The altered IOPTH kinetics identified in African American patients may reflect the severity of biochemical disease but may also be related to genetically predetermined differences in parathyroid hormone metabolism.

  5. Arterial Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Subclinical Cardiovascular Organ Damage in Patients with Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism before and after Parathyroidectomy: Preliminary Results

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    Luigi, Petramala; Chiara, Formicuccia Maria; Laura, Zinnamosca; Cristiano, Marinelli; Giuseppina, Cilenti; Luciano, Colangelo; Giuseppe, Panzironi; Sabrina, Cerci; Susanna, Sciomer; Antonio, Ciardi; Giuseppe, Cavallaro; Giorgio, De Toma; Claudio, Letizia

    2012-01-01

    Background. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is associated with high cardiovascular morbidity, and the role of calcium and parathyroid hormone is still controversial. Objective. To evaluate the prevalence and outcomes of metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and some cardiovascular alterations in asymptomatic PHPT, and specific changes after successful parathyroidectomy. Material and Methods. We examined 30 newly diagnosed PHPT patients (8 males, 22 females; mean age 56 ± 6 yrs), 30 patients with essential hypertension (EH) (9 males, 21 females; mean age 55 ± 4), and 30 normal subjects (NS) (9 males, 21 females: mean age 55 ± 6). All groups underwent evaluation with ambulatory monitoring blood pressure, echocardiography, and color-Doppler artery ultrasonography and were successively revaluated after one year from parathyroidectomy. Results. PHPT patients presented a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome (38%) with respect to EH (28%). Prevalence of hypertension in PHPT was 81%, and 57% presented altered circadian rhythm of blood pressure, with respect to EH (35%) and NS (15%). PHPT showed an important myocardial and vascular remodelling. During follow-up in PHPT patients, we found significant reduction of prevalence of metabolic syndrome, blood pressure, and “non-dipping phenomenon.” Conclusions. Cardiovascular and metabolic alterations should be considered as added parameters in evaluation of patients with asymptomatic PHPT. PMID:22719761

  6. Arterial Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Subclinical Cardiovascular Organ Damage in Patients with Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism before and after Parathyroidectomy: Preliminary Results.

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    Luigi, Petramala; Chiara, Formicuccia Maria; Laura, Zinnamosca; Cristiano, Marinelli; Giuseppina, Cilenti; Luciano, Colangelo; Giuseppe, Panzironi; Sabrina, Cerci; Susanna, Sciomer; Antonio, Ciardi; Giuseppe, Cavallaro; Giorgio, De Toma; Claudio, Letizia

    2012-01-01

    Background. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is associated with high cardiovascular morbidity, and the role of calcium and parathyroid hormone is still controversial. Objective. To evaluate the prevalence and outcomes of metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and some cardiovascular alterations in asymptomatic PHPT, and specific changes after successful parathyroidectomy. Material and Methods. We examined 30 newly diagnosed PHPT patients (8 males, 22 females; mean age 56 ± 6 yrs), 30 patients with essential hypertension (EH) (9 males, 21 females; mean age 55 ± 4), and 30 normal subjects (NS) (9 males, 21 females: mean age 55 ± 6). All groups underwent evaluation with ambulatory monitoring blood pressure, echocardiography, and color-Doppler artery ultrasonography and were successively revaluated after one year from parathyroidectomy. Results. PHPT patients presented a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome (38%) with respect to EH (28%). Prevalence of hypertension in PHPT was 81%, and 57% presented altered circadian rhythm of blood pressure, with respect to EH (35%) and NS (15%). PHPT showed an important myocardial and vascular remodelling. During follow-up in PHPT patients, we found significant reduction of prevalence of metabolic syndrome, blood pressure, and "non-dipping phenomenon." Conclusions. Cardiovascular and metabolic alterations should be considered as added parameters in evaluation of patients with asymptomatic PHPT.

  7. Effect of Thyroparathyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy on Renal Function and the Nephrotic Syndrome in Rat Nephrotoxic Serum Nephritis

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    Tomford, Robert C.; Karlinsky, Malcolm L.; Buddington, Bruce; Alfrey, Allen C.

    1981-01-01

    Dietary phosphorus restriction (PR) prevents uremia in rats with nephrotoxic serum nephritis (NSN). One possible mechanism by which PR could be protective would be through the suppression of parathyroid hormone. To evaluate this possibility two separate protocols were designed. In the first rats were thyroparathyroidectomized (TPTX) before (n = 11) or 5 wk after (n = 7) NSN induction and compared to sham-operated parathyroid intact rats with NSN (n = 12). At the end of the 23-wk study, intact rats were azotemic, plasma creatinine 3.80±0.81 mg/100 ml vs. 0.65±0.07 for TPTX rats (P < 0.001). During the study 75% of intact rats died of uremia in contrast to none of the TPTX rats (P < 0.001). Renal histological damage was greatly diminished and calcification prevented in TPTX rats. The proteinuria of the heterologous phase was unaffected, but the protein excretion and hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) of the autologous phase were markedly decreased in the TPTX rats. The degree of HTG and proteinuria had a high positive correlation (P < 0.001). Late TPTX also produced significant decreases in proteinuria and HTG regardless of the degree of azotemia, and prevented azotemia if the plasma creatinine at the time of TPTX was ≤0.85 mg/100 ml. In additional studies selective parathyroidectomy (PTX) was performed. The adequacy of this procedure was documented by showing a similar fall in plasma Ca and urinary cyclic AMP in PTX animals as found in TPTX animals. However, selective PTX had no effect on proteinuria, histologic damage, or functional deterioration. These studies further showed that early, histologic damage and functional deterioration preceeded renal parenchymal calcification. Because animals were pair fed and both groups were given 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol to normalize serum Ca and P levels these studies exclude alterations in plasma Ca and P levels, dietary intake, urinary P excretion, and vitamin D administration in promoting the protective effect of TPTX on

  8. Efficacy of 'radioguided occult lesion localisation' (ROLL) versus 'wire-guided localisation' (WGL) in breast conserving surgery for non-palpable breast cancer: a randomised controlled multicentre trial.

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    Postma, E L; Verkooijen, H M; van Esser, S; Hobbelink, M G; van der Schelling, G P; Koelemij, R; Witkamp, A J; Contant, C; van Diest, P J; Willems, S M; Borel Rinkes, I H M; van den Bosch, M A A J; Mali, W P; van Hillegersberg, R

    2012-11-01

    For the management of non-palpable breast cancer, accurate pre-operative localisation is essential to achieve complete resection with optimal cosmetic results. Radioguided occult lesions localisation (ROLL) uses the radiotracer, injected intra-tumourally for sentinel lymph node identification to guide surgical excision of the primary tumour. In a multicentre randomised controlled trial, we determined if ROLL is superior to the standard of care (i.e. wire-guided localisation, WGL) for preoperative tumour localisation. Women (>18 years.) with histologically proven non-palpable breast cancer and eligible for breast conserving treatment with sentinel node procedure were randomised to ROLL or WGL. Patients allocated to ROLL received an intra-tumoural dose of 120 Mbq technetium-99 m nanocolloid. The tumour was surgically removed, guided by gamma probe detection. In the WGL group, ultrasound- or mammography-guided insertion of a hooked wire provided surgical guidance for excision of the primary tumour. Primary outcome measures were the proportion of complete tumour excisions (i.e. with negative margins), the proportion of patients requiring re-excision and the volume of tissue removed. Data were analysed according to intention-to-treat principle. This study is registered at ClinincalTrials.gov, number NCT00539474. In total, 314 patients with 316 invasive breast cancers were enrolled. Complete tumour removal with negative margins was achieved in 140/162 (86 %) patients in the ROLL group versus 134/152 (88 %) patients in the WGL group (P = 0.644). Re-excision was required in 19/162 (12 %) patients in the ROLL group versus 15/152 (10 %) (P = 0.587) in the WGL group. Specimen volumes in the ROLL arm were significantly larger than those in the WGL arm (71 vs. 64 cm(3), P = 0.017). No significant differences were seen in the duration and difficulty of the radiological and surgical procedures, the success rate of the sentinel node procedure, and cosmetic outcomes. In this first

  9. A rare case of regression of brown tumors of tertiary hyperparathyroidism after parathyroidectomy and renal transplant: A 5-year follow-up

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    Noleto, José Wilson; Ramos, Ivana Alencar Svenson; Rocha, Julierme Ferreira; Garcia, Idelmo Rangel; Salvador Roberto, Berthiene M.

    2016-01-01

    Tertiary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is a rare condition that affects patients with secondary HPT, which develop hyperplasia of the parathyroid glands, thus causing an increase in parathyroid hormone levels. Bone alterations are the main consequences of this condition including the development of osteolytic lesions called brown tumor. This article reports an unusual case of brown tumors located in the maxilla and mandible in a 19-year-old man with chronic renal failure with hyperplasia of the parathyroid glands. The lesions regressed approximately 5 months after the parathyroidectomy. At this same time, the patient underwent renal transplant. The patient was followed for 5 years, showing improvement in overall clinical status. There was also improvement of the results of laboratory tests and the pattern of trabecular bone. The correct diagnosis of oral lesions was of great relevance for the conservative treatment could have been chosen. PMID:27563621

  10. Effect of doxercalciferol (1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D2) on PTH, bone turnover and bone mineral density in a hemodialysis patient with persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism post parathyroidectomy.

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    Parisi, M S; Oliveri, B; Somoza, J; Mautalen, C

    2003-06-01

    The efficacy and safety of the vitamin D analog, doxercalciferol (1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D2, 1alphaD2) in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in hemodialysis patients has been previously reported. We report these effect of 16-week 1alphaD2 treatment on mineral metabolism and bone mineral density (BMD) in a hemodialysis patient with persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism post parathyroidectomy, resistant to previous calcitriol treatment. Levels of iPTH, bone-specific alkaline phosphatase and serum type I collagen C telopeptide were above normal at baseline and were substantially decreased with 1alphaD2 treatment (-92%, -63% and -53%, respectively). BMD increased in all areas: total skeleton (+6.5%), lumbar spine (+6.9%) and total femur (+4.3%). The patient showed no hypercalcemia, and phosphorus levels remained between 3.3 and 6.2 mg/dl.

  11. Focused parathyroidectomy without intraoperative parathormone testing is safe after pre-operative localization with (18)F-Fluorocholine PET/CT.

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    Hocevar, M; Lezaic, L; Rep, S; Zaletel, K; Kocjan, T; Sever, M J; Zgajnar, J; Peric, B

    2017-01-01

    A focused surgical approach based on pre-operative localization replaced the classical four-gland exploration in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP). Sestamibi scanning and ultrasound are most often used localization modalities with reported sensitivity of 54-100% for identification of single gland disease. The aim of this study was to analyze the results of pre-operative localization with (18)F-Fluorocholine PET/CT (FCh-PET) in patients with PHP. A retrospective review of 151 patients with PHP who underwent surgery after pre-operative localization with FCh-PET was performed. Only a focused parathyroidectomy without ioPTH testing had been done in patients with single adenoma on FCh-PET. Primary outcome was operative failure, defined as persistent PHP. According to pre-operative FCh-PET 126 (83,4%) patients had single adenoma, 22 (14,5%) multiglandular disease and the test was negative in only two patients. Intraoperative failure experienced 4/126 patients (3,3%) with single adenoma. Removed parathyroid glands were normal in three and hyperplastic in one patient with intraoperative failure. A limited bilateral neck exploration with ioPTH testing was used in 14/22 patients with double adenoma and a classical four-gland exploration without ioPTH testing was used in 8/22 patients with more than two pathological glands according to pre-operative FCh-PET. Intraoperative failure experienced 2/22 patients (9,1%). In two patients with negative FCh-PET a classical four-gland exploration without ioPTH testing was used and one experienced intraoperative failure. A preoperative localization with FCh-PET is a reliable test in patients with PHP. Patients with a single adenoma on FCh-PET can safely undergo a focused parathyroidectomy without ioPTH testing.

  12. Preclinical Evaluation and First Patient Application of 99mTc-PSMA-I&S for SPECT Imaging and Radioguided Surgery in Prostate Cancer.

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    Robu, Stephanie; Schottelius, Margret; Eiber, Matthias; Maurer, Tobias; Gschwend, Jürgen; Schwaiger, Markus; Wester, Hans-Jürgen

    2017-02-01

    Initial studies in patients have demonstrated the suitability of (111)In-PSMA-I&T ((111)In-DOTAGA-(3-iodo-y)-f-k-Sub(KuE)) (PSMA is prostate-specific membrane antigen and I&T is imaging and therapy) for radioguided surgery (RGS) of small metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) soft-tissue lesions. To meet the clinical need for a more cost-effective alternative, the PSMA-I&T-based tracer concept was adapted to (99m)Tc-labeling chemistry. Two PSMA-I&T-derived inhibitors with all-L-serine- (MAS3) and all-D-serine- (mas3) chelating moieties were evaluated in parallel, and a kit procedure for routine (99m)Tc labeling was developed. PSMA affinities (IC50) and internalization kinetics of (99m)Tc-MAS3-y-nal-k(Sub-KuE) and (99m)Tc-mas3-y-nal-k(Sub-KuE) ((99m)Tc-PSMA-I&S for imaging and surgery) were determined using LNCaP cells and ((125)I-BA)KuE as a radioligand and reference standard. In vivo metabolite analyses and biodistribution studies were performed using CD-1 nu/nu and LNCaP tumor-bearing CB-17 severe combined immunodeficiency mice. The pharmacokinetics of (99m)Tc-PSMA-I&S in humans were investigated in a patient with advanced metastatic PCa via sequential planar whole-body SPECT imaging at 1, 3, 5, and 21 h after injection. Additionally, preoperative SPECT/CT (12 h after injection) and (99m)Tc-PSMA-I&S-supported RGS (16 h after injection) were performed in 1 PCa patient with proven iliac and inguinal lymph node metastases. A robust and reliable kit-labeling procedure was established, allowing the preparation of (99m)Tc-MAS3-y-nal-k(Sub-KuE) and (99m)Tc-PSMA-I&S in consistently high radiochemical yield and purity (≥98%, n > 50 preparations). Because of its improved internalization efficiency and superior in vivo stability, (99m)Tc-PSMA-I&S was selected for further in vivo evaluation. Compared with (111)In-PSMA-I&T, (99m)Tc-PSMA-I&S showed delayed clearance kinetics but identical uptake in PSMA-positive tissues in the LNCaP xenograft model (1 h after injection). In

  13. To autotransplant simultaneously or not -- can intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring reliably predict early postoperative parathyroid hormone levels after total parathyroidectomy for hyperplasia?

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    Müller-Stich, Beat P; Brändle, Michael; Binet, Isabelle; Warschkow, Rene; Lange, Jochen; Clerici, Thomas

    2007-07-01

    Intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) monitoring is well-established in operation for primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT). In diseases where total parathyroidectomy (tPx) is a treatment option its reliability to predict postoperative residual parathyroid hormone (PTH) remains in question. Thirty-eight consecutive patients with tPx due to secondary autonomous renal (26 patients), familial (8 patients), or lithium-induced (4 patients) HPT were analyzed retrospectively for the relationship between IOPTH and postoperative PTH. Three concepts were tested to predict a postoperative PTH below the normal range: a mandatory intraoperative decline of PTH less than 50% and 90% of the baseline value as well as an intraoperative decline below a threshold of 100 pg/ml 10 minutes after tPx. There was no significant correlation between IOPTH decline and postoperative PTH (R = .265; P = .108). In patients with a 4-gland resection (n = 34) the positive predictive value was 62.5% and the sensitivity was 90.9% for the '50% concept.' The corresponding values were 68.8% and 50.0% for the '90% concept,' and 81.8% and 81.8% for the '100 pg/ml concept.' The decision for simultaneous autotransplantation after tPx can not be based on IOPTH monitoring, because the reliability in prediction of early postoperative PTH status is insufficient.

  14. Relationship between Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Biochemical and Bone Histomorphometric Alterations in a Chronic Kidney Disease Rat Model Undergoing Parathyroidectomy

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    Liao, Hung-Wei; Hung, Peir-Haur; Hsiao, Chih-Yen; Liou, Hung-Hsiang; Lin, Hsin-Shih; Huang, Tsang-Hai; Jou, I-Ming; Tsai, Kuen-Jer

    2015-01-01

    Background Phosphate burden in chronic kidney disease (CKD) leads to elevated serum fibroblast factor-23 (FGF-23) levels, secondary hyperparathyroidism and chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD). However dissociated hyperphosphatemia and low serum FGF-23 concentrations have been observed in experimentally parathyoridectomized rats. The relationships between serum mineral, hormone, and bone metabolism may be altered in the presence of CKD. The aim of our study was to investigate whether a consistent relationship existed between serum FGF-23 levels, specific serum biochemical markers, and histomorphometric parameters of bone metabolism in a parathyroidectomized CKD animal model. Results Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups: parathyroidectomy (PTX) and CKD (PTX+CKD, 9 rats), CKD without PTX (CKD, 9 rats), and neither PTX nor CKD (sham-operated control, 8 rats); CKD was induced by partial nephrectomy. At 8 weeks after partial nephrectomy, serum biomarkers were measured. Bone histomorphometries of the distal femoral metaphyseal bone were analyzed. The mean serum FGF-23 levels and mean bone formation rate were the highest in the CKD group and the lowest in the PTX+CKD group. Bone volume parameters increased significantly in the PTX+CKD group. Pearson’s correlation revealed that serum FGF-23 levels associated with those of intact parathyroid hormone, phosphate, collagen type I C-telopeptide, and calcium. Univariate linear regression showed that serum FGF-23 values correlated with bone formation rate, bone volume, and osteoid parameters. Stepwise multivariate regression analysis revealed that circulating FGF-23 values were independently associated with bone volume and thickness (β = -0.737; p < 0.001 and β = -0.526; p = 0.006, respectively). Serum parathyroid hormone levels independently correlated with bone formation rate (β = 0.714; p < 0.001) while collagen type I C-telopeptide levels correlated with osteoid parameter. Conclusion Serum FGF

  15. Characterization of an asymmetric add-on collimator used with a hand-held gamma probe for radioguided surgery and sentinel node detection: a demonstration of an alternative collimation method.

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    Johnsrud, Kjersti; Skretting, Arne; Naum, Alexandru G; Bogsrud, Trond V; Bach-Gansmo, Tore

    2013-11-01

    The aim of the study was to investigate a new principle for collimation of gamma probes for radioguided surgery and sentinel node detection: the use of asymmetric lateral shielding. The intension was to maintain the sensitivity in the lateral and forward directions on the unshielded side while at the same time to shield the probe against high activity sources that could mask the signal from the object to be detected. The device was constructed to shield only against photons that come from a region in space that spans approximately 180° sideways and forwards relative to the detector. The intension of the study was to demonstrate the principle rather than to document its use in the clinic. Sensitivity profiles were derived from measurements obtained while stepwise moving the probe relatively to a point source of known activity surrounded by water. The measurements were taken in the symmetry plane of the collimator where the shielding effects were expected to be most pronounced. The asymmetric collimator led to nearly unchanged sensitivity in the lateral and forward directions. At the same time, the field of view was effectively shrunk on the shielded side. Contributions from sources lateral and close to the shield were reduced by factors up to 45. By rotating the probe around its longitudinal axis, an asymmetric add-on shield collimator could potentially make it easier to detect a sentinel node when this is located close to a neighbouring high activity region like the urinary bladder or the injection site. © 2013 Scandinavian Society of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  16. Influence of Parathyroidectomy on Bone Calcium Concentration: Evaluation with Spectral CT in Patients with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Undergoing Hemodialysis-A Prospective Feasibility Study.

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    Ma, Qiang; Yang, Zhenghan; Han, Xue; Liu, Fen; Su, Dechun; Xing, Haidong

    2017-02-07

    Purpose To use spectral computed tomography (CT) to evaluate the influence of parathyroidectomy (PTX) on calcium concentration in trabecular bone and cortical bone in patients undergoing hemodialysis with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Materials and Methods This study was performed with institutional review board approval. Written consent was obtained from each patient. Thirty-eight men (mean age ± standard deviation, 55.69 years ± 8.05; range, 42-72 years) undergoing maintenance hemodialysis who underwent PTX and 40 patients (mean age, 56.71 years ± 9.53; range, 45-74 years) who did not undergo PTX received prospective follow-up for 2 years. Bone calcium concentration was measured in the cortical compartment of the bilateral proximal femur and the medullary compartment of the lumbar vertebral bodies (L1 through L3) on the basis of calcium-based material decomposition images of a spectral CT examination. The differences between baseline and end-of-study PTX parameters were analyzed with the paired Student t test. Results For patients who underwent PTX, mean cortical bone calcium concentration increased from 220.69 mg/cm(3) ± 25.79 to 257.43 mg/cm(3) ± 25.46 (t = 8.546, P < .001), whereas medullary bone calcium concentration decreased from 64.75 mg/cm(3) ± 15.07 to 61.42 mg/cm(3) ± 15.77 (t = 22.293, P < .001) from baseline to follow-up. In patients who did not undergo PTX, mean cortical bone calcium concentration decreased from 296.08 mg/cm(3) ± 36.35 to 258.35 mg/cm(3) ± 31.46 (t = 7.420, P < .001), but medullary bone calcium concentration increased from 61.13 mg/cm(3) ± 13.85 to 62.94 mg/cm(3) ± 14.80 (t = 2.370, P = .023) from baseline to follow-up. Conclusion During the course of chronic renal failure, different bone elements involve various pathologic changes. PTX could reverse long-term cortical bone loss reflected in calcium concentration measured with spectral CT; however, it could induce medullary bone loss. (©) RSNA, 2017 Online supplemental

  17. The shift from high to low turnover bone disease after parathyroidectomy is associated with the progression of vascular calcification in hemodialysis patients: A 12-month follow-up study.

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    Hernandes, Fabiana Rodrigues; Canziani, Maria Eugênia Fernandes; Barreto, Fellype Carvalho; Santos, Rodrigo Oliveira; Moreira, Valéria de Melo; Rochitte, Carlos Eduardo; Carvalho, Aluizio Barbosa

    2017-01-01

    Parathyroidectomy (PTX) may cause low levels of PTH, leading to an excessive reduction of bone turnover, which is associated with poor outcomes in dialysis patients, including vascular calcification (VC). We aimed to prospectively investigate the impact of PTX on bone remodeling and its potential consequence on the progression of VC in hemodialysis patients. In this prospective study, 19 hemodialysis patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) were evaluated. All patients underwent laboratorial tests and coronary tomography at baseline and, 6 and 12 months after PTX; bone biopsy was performed at baseline and 12-month. At baseline, all patients had increased PTH levels up to 2500 pg/mL and high turnover bone disease in their bone biopsies. Fourteen (74%) patients had VC. During the follow-up, there was a significant decrease of PTH at 6 and 12-month. At 12-month, 90% of the patients evolved to low turnover bone disease. During the period of the hungry bone syndrome (first 6 months), no change of coronary calcium score was observed. However, calcium score increased significantly thereafter (12th month). There was an association between VC progression and the severity of low turnover bone disease. In conclusion, the shift from high to low turnover bone disease after PTX occurs in parallel to VC progression, contributing to the understanding of the complex pathophysiology involving mineral metabolism and cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients.

  18. Automotive Stirling engine Market and Industrial Readiness Program (MIRP), phase 1

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    1982-05-01

    A program, begun in 1978, has the goal of transferring Stirling engine technology from United Stirling of Sweden to the US and, then, following design, fabrication, and prototype testing, to secure US manufacturers for the engine. The ultimate objective is the large-scale commercial use of the Automotive Stirling Engine (ASE) by the year 2000. The fist phase of the Market and Industrial Readiness Program for the ASE was concerned with defining the market, product, economic and technical factors necessary to be addressed to assure a reasonable chance of ultimate commercial acceptance. Program results for this first phase are reported and discussed. These results pertain to licensing strategy development, economic analysis, market factors, product planning, market growth, cost studies, and engine performance as measured by fuel economy using conventional fuels and by vehicle speed and acceleration characteristics.

  19. Effects of thyro-parathyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy upon dentinogenesis: Part I: Light microscopy.

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    Chardin, H; Acevedo, A C; Septier, D; Staub, J F; Goldberg, M

    1995-01-01

    In order to determine the differential effects of the thyroid hormones and the parathyroid hormone upon dentinogenesis in the rat incisor one control group (C) and four groups of surgically treated rats were studied: parathyroid autotransplanted (PTT), thyroidectomized (TX), parathyroidectomized (PTX), and thyro-parathyroidectomized group. One month after surgery the incisors were dissected and the tissues were prepared for light microscopy and morphometric measurements. This study revealed modifications in the TPTX rats as well as in the PTX rats: an enlargement of the predentin, alterations in the predentin appearance and the presence of mineralization defects. These results confirm that the effects observed are probably due to a PTH deficiency and/or hypocalcemia and suggest that their occurrence is associated with a determined stage of dentinogenesis in the rat.

  20. Recurrent renal hyperparathyroidism due to parathyromatosis

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    D’Errico, Giovanni; Mattoli, Maria Vittoria; Bossola, Maurizio; Lodoli, Claudio; Fadda, Guido; Bruno, Isabella; Giordano, Alessandro; Castagneto, Marco

    2011-01-01

    Parathyromatosis is the most severe type of recurrent secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) after parathyroidectomy (PTX) in haemodialysis patients. It is difficult to completely remove all foci of parathyroid tissue and neck re-explorations are often required. Here, we report for the first time a case of recurrent SHPT due to parathyromatosis treated by radio-guided PTX. A haemodialysed 48-year-old woman with recurrent SHPT due to parathyromatosis was treated by radio-guided PTX. Preoperatively Ultrasonography, 99Tc-SestaMIBI scintigraphy and magnetic resonances of the neck and thorax were performed. The preoperative imaging techniques detected four parathyroid nodules, while intraoperative gamma probe identified six nodules (three in atypical site). No frozen sections were performed during surgery. Post-operative intact parathyroid hormone levels were stabilized in the range 300–500 pg/mL during the 26 month follow-up by means of cinacalcet and paricalcitol therapy. In cases of parathyromatosis, the preoperative imaging techniques are inadequate, while intraoperative gamma probe is useful to detect the parathyroid tissue and allows a more extensive cytoreduction because it ensures the removal of undetectable and ectopic parathyroid foci. The operative time is reduced and frozen sections are unnecessary. However, the radio-guided PTX do not rule out parathyromatosis recurrence and complementary medical treatment is appropriate. PMID:25984178

  1. Total Recovery from Monoclonal Gammopathy and Autoimmune Phenomena After Parathyroidectomy

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    Cañas, Carlos A; Echeverri, Andrés F; Anaya, Juan-Manuel

    2012-01-01

    Based on the observation of a patient with a causal relationship between hyperparathyroidism and development of both autoimmune disease and paraproteinemia, we hypothesize a novel cause of autoimmunity triggered in the context of hyperparathyroidism. PMID:22870165

  2. Novel calcium infusion regimen after parathyroidectomy for renal hyperparathyroidism

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    Tan, Jih Huei; Tan, Henry Chor Lip; Arulanantham, Sarojah A/P

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Aim Calcium infusion is used after parathyroid surgery for renal hyperparathyroidism to treat postoperative hypocalcaemia. We compared a new infusion regimen to one commonly used in Malaysia based on 2003 K/DOQI guidelines. Methods Retrospective data on serum calcium and infusion rates was collected from 2011–2015. The relationship between peak calcium efflux (PER) and time was determined using a scatterplot and linear regression. A comparison between regimens was made based on treatment efficacy (hypocalcaemia duration, total infusion amount and time) and calcium excursions (outside target range, peak and trough calcium) using bar charts and an unpaired t‐test. Results Fifty‐one and 34 patients on the original and new regimens respectively were included. Mean PER was lower (2.16 vs 2.56 mmol/h; P = 0.03) and occurred earlier (17.6 vs 23.2 h; P = 0.13) for the new regimen. Both scatterplot and regression showed a large correlation between PER and time (R‐square 0.64, SE 1.53, P < 0.001). The new regimen had shorter period of hypocalcaemia (28.9 vs 66.4 h, P = 0.04), and required less calcium infusion (67.7 vs 127.2 mmol, P = 0.02) for a shorter duration (57.3 vs 102.9 h, P = 0.001). Calcium excursions, peak and trough calcium were not significantly different between regimens. Early postoperative high excursions occurred when the infusion was started in spite of elevated peri‐operative calcium levels. Conclusion The new infusion regimen was superior to the original in that it required a shorter treatment period and resulted in less hypocalcaemia. We found that early aggressive calcium replacement is unnecessary and raises the risk of rebound hypercalcemia. PMID:26952689

  3. Use of the gamma probe to identify multigland disease in primary hyperparathyroidism

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    Tobin, Kirby; Ayers, Rachel R; Rajaei, Mohammad; Sippel, Rebecca S; Balentine, Courtney J; Elfenbein, Dawn; Chen, Herb; Schneider, David F

    2016-01-01

    Aim The purpose of this study was to determine threshold gamma probe counts to distinguish single adenoma (SA) from multigland disease (MGD) during radioguided parathyroidectomy. Methods A retrospective analysis of 1656 patients was performed. Ex vivo counts of the first excised gland were taken and recorded as a percentage of background counts. Results 69.4% of MGD patients had counts below the 50% threshold. The 50% threshold correctly grouped 72.8% of our cohort. Counts of more than 100% were accurate for grouping SA, with only 6.8% of patients with counts more than 100% having MGD. Conclusions The gamma probe can aid surgeons in deciding to continue neck exploration if MGD is suspected or wait for labs to confirm cure if SA is suspected. PMID:27127604

  4. Sentinel node radioguided biopsy in surgical management of the medullary thyroid carcinoma A case report.

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    Boni, Giuseppe; Mazzarri, Sara; Grosso, Mariano; Manca, Giampiero; Biricotti, Marco; Ambrosini, Carlo Enrico; Fregoli, Lorenzo; Puccini, Marco; Caldarelli, Claudio; Spisni, Roberto

    2014-01-21

    Il carcinoma midollare della tiroide è raro. Il suo trattamento è chirurgico e consiste in una tiroidectomia totale associata a dissezione dei linfonodi centrali. L’opportunità della linfoadenectomia dei linfonodi cervicali laterali è argomento controverso. Per ridurre l’estensione della dissezione dei linfonodi laterocervicali ai casi in cui tale procedura sia effettivamente necessaria abbiamo eseguito la tecnica della biopsia del linfonodo sentinella, già praticata in altra patologia tumorale, in un caso di carcinoma midollare, sporadico, diagnosticato con ecografia, determinazione dei livelli di calcitonina serica e citologia dell’agoaspirato. All’ecografia non si evidenziavano linfonodi cervicali centrali o laterali. Abbiamo eseguito mappaggio preoperatorio dei linfonodi sentinella iniettando Tecnezio 99-m nel nodulo tiroideo. La paziente è stata poi sottoposta a tiroidectomia totale e biopsia radioguidata dei linfonodi sentinella. L’esame istologico ha confermato la presenza di un carcinoma midollare della tiroide e di micrometastasi in due linfonodi sentinella situati nel compartimento laterale destro. Dopo la tiroidectomia l’intervento è stato completato con dissezione dei compartimenti centrale e laterala destro. Al followup non sono stati rilevati livelli di calcitonina serica nè basali nè dopo stimolazione con pentagastrina. Si tratta del primo caso, riportato in letteratura, che dimostra l’utilità della biopsia radioguidata del linfonodo sentinella nella stadiazione linfonodale e del trattamento chirurgico del microcarcinoma midollare della tiroide. Tale biopsia può essere utile ad eseguire la dissezione linfonodale laterale solo nei pazienti con provato coinvolgimento dei linfonodi laterali del collo e quindi a ridurre l’entità della dissezione e delle relative complicanze.

  5. Quantitative assessment of Cerenkov luminescence for radioguided brain tumor resection surgery

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    Klein, Justin S.; Mitchell, Gregory S.; Cherry, Simon R.

    2017-05-01

    Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) is a developing imaging modality that detects radiolabeled molecules via visible light emitted during the radioactive decay process. We used a Monte Carlo based computer simulation to quantitatively investigate CLI compared to direct detection of the ionizing radiation itself as an intraoperative imaging tool for assessment of brain tumor margins. Our brain tumor model consisted of a 1 mm spherical tumor remnant embedded up to 5 mm in depth below the surface of normal brain tissue. Tumor to background contrast ranging from 2:1 to 10:1 were considered. We quantified all decay signals (e±, gamma photon, Cerenkov photons) reaching the brain volume surface. CLI proved to be the most sensitive method for detecting the tumor volume in both imaging and non-imaging strategies as assessed by contrast-to-noise ratio and by receiver operating characteristic output of a channelized Hotelling observer.

  6. An innovative radio-guided surgery technique for complete resection of tumors

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    Russomando, A.; Collamati, F.; Bellini, F.; Bocci, V.; De Lucia, E.; Faccini, R.; Frallicciardi, P. M.; Marafini, M.; Mattei, I.; Morganti, S.; Patera, V.; Piersanti, L.; Pinci, D.; Recchia, L.; Senzacqua, M.; Sarti, A.; Sciubba, A.; Solfaroli Camillocci, E.; Voena, C.

    2014-12-01

    Finding new ways to fight cancer is essential to increase the patients life expectancy. This paper reports the latest results of the project CHIRONE finalized to increase the potential of the Radio Guided Surgery through the use of β- emitting radio-tracers and β- probes. This innovation could overcome the present main limiting factor represented by a diffuse background due to the high penetration power of the gamma radiation used. We created a prototype of β- probe and in this paper we report measures of photon efficiency, acquired with commercial photons sources. Then we estimated the signal and background rates in realistic cases of meningioma through a simulation. The device is able to detect residuals of 0.1 ml in 1 s with an administered activity less than 3 MBq/kg.

  7. Quantitative assessment of Cerenkov luminescence for radioguided brain tumor resection surgery.

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    Klein, Justin S; Mitchell, Gregory; Cherry, Simon

    2017-03-13

    Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) is a developing imaging modality that detects radiolabeled molecules via visible light emitted during the radioactive decay process. We used a Monte Carlo based computer simulation to quantitatively investigate CLI compared to direct detection of the ionizing radiation itself as an intraoperative imaging tool for assessment of brain tumor margins. Our brain tumor model consisted of a 1 mm spherical tumor remnant embedded up to 5 mm in depth below the surface of normal brain tissue. Tumor to background contrast ranging from 2:1 to 10:1 were considered. We quantified all decay signals (e+/-, gamma photon, Cerenkov photons) reaching the brain volume surface. CLI proved to be the most sensitive method for detecting the tumor volume in both imaging and non-imaging strategies as assessed by contrast-to-noise ratio and by receiver operating characteristic output of a channelized Hotelling observer.

  8. Persistent Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Severe Vitamin D Deficiency, and Multiple Pathological Fractures

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    Carvallo-Venegas, Mauricio; Vargas-Castilla, Jorge Alberto; Balcázar-Hernández, Lourdes Josefina; Gregor-Gooch, Julián Malcolm Mac

    2016-01-01

    Persistent primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) refers to the sustained hypercalcemia state detected within the first six months following parathyroidectomy. When it coexists with severe vitamin D deficiency, the effects on bone can be devastating. We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who was sent to this center because of persistent hyperparathyroidism. Her disease had over 3 years of evolution with nephrolithiasis and hip fracture. Parathyroidectomy was performed in her local unit; however, she continued with hypercalcemia, bone pain, and pathological fractures. On admission, the patient was bedridden with multiple deformations by fractures in thoracic and pelvic members. Blood pressure was 100/80, heart rate was 86 per minute, and body mass index was 19 kg/m2. Calcium was 14 mg/dL, parathormone 1648 pg/mL, phosphorus 2.3 mg/dL, creatinine 2.4 mg/dL, urea 59 mg/dL, alkaline phosphatase 1580 U/L, and vitamin D 4 ng/mL. She received parenteral treatment of hypercalcemia and replenishment of vitamin D. The second surgical exploration was radioguided by gamma probe. A retroesophageal adenoma of 4 cm was resected. Conclusion. Persistent hyperparathyroidism with severe vitamin D deficiency can cause catastrophic skeletal bone softening and fractures. PMID:27525132

  9. Self-diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism during pregnancy resulting in parathyroidectomy and uncomplicated delivery.

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    Medza, Aleksandra; Obolonczyk, Lukasz; Lewalska, Anna; Buss, Tomasz; Peksa, Rafal; Siekierska-Hellmann, Malgorzata; Berendt-Obolonczyk, Monika; Wisniewski, Piotr; Sworczak, Krzysztof

    2017-03-06

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is a condition with hypercalcemia and elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH). Typically, treating patients with such disease does not pose a problem for doctors, unless the patient is pregnant. Firstly, pregnancy may mask signs of hypercalcemia. Secondly, treatment should be applied with special care for immature fetus. If undiagnosed and untreated, it is life-threatening for the mother and the baby. The main cause of primary hyperparathyroidism is parathyroid adenoma, which should be removed surgically in second trimester. If the patient is monitored by a multidisciplinary team, the risk of mortality and pregnancy loss is reduced.

  10. Patient, nurses, and physicians collaborating in the management of a patient following autotransplant parathyroidectomy.

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    Akin, B; Price, C A

    1997-08-01

    The nephrology nurses in collaboration with the nephrologist worked closely to avoid severe symptomatology related to calcium phosphorus imbalance. The surgical team support was discontinued 48 hours after the removal of the autotransplant. The patient exhibited classic signs of secondary hyperparathyroidism, as indicated by laboratory tests, anemia, and pruritus. Despite the level of anemia, the patient did not complain of fatigue or dyspnea. A hypocalcemic crisis was avoided by the ongoing assessment and intervention the patient received from the nursing staff. Four of the five stated goals were met. The patient is free of disability as evidenced by steady gait, normal range of motion, and adequate muscle strength. The calcium and phosphorus levels and the calcium phosphorus product are within acceptable ranges (see Figure 1). J.I. has always had information about diet and medication management but has demonstrated variable adherence to the regimen. However, the nephrology nurses plan to continue with counseling and education as needed.

  11. From interventionist imaging to intraoperative guidance: New perspectives by combining advanced tools and navigation with radio-guided surgery.

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    Vidal-Sicart, S; Valdés Olmos, R; Nieweg, O E; Faccini, R; Grootendorst, M R; Wester, H J; Navab, N; Vojnovic, B; van der Poel, H; Martínez-Román, S; Klode, J; Wawroschek, F; van Leeuwen, F W B

    2017-08-03

    The integration of medical imaging technologies into diagnostic and therapeutic approaches can provide a preoperative insight into both anatomical (e.g. using computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, or ultrasound (US)), as well as functional aspects (e.g. using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), lymphoscintigraphy, or optical imaging). Moreover, some imaging modalities are also used in an interventional setting (e.g. CT, US, gamma or optical imaging) where they provide the surgeon with real-time information during the procedure. Various tools and approaches for image-guided navigation in cancer surgery are becoming feasible today. With the development of new tracers and portable imaging devices, these advances will reinforce the role of interventional molecular imaging. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y SEMNIM. All rights reserved.

  12. Radio-guided sentinel lymph node identification by lymphoscintigraphy fused with an anatomical vector profile: clinical applications.

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    Niccoli Asabella, A; Antonica, F; Renna, M A; Rubini, D; Notaristefano, A; Nicoletti, A; Rubini, G

    2013-12-01

    To develop a method to fuse lymphoscintigraphic images with an adaptable anatomical vector profile and to evaluate its role in the clinical practice. We used Adobe Illustrator CS6 to create different vector profiles, we fused those profiles, using Adobe Photoshop CS6, with lymphoscintigraphic images of the patient. We processed 197 lymphoscintigraphies performed in patients with cutaneous melanomas, breast cancer or delayed lymph drainage. Our models can be adapted to every patient attitude or position and contain different levels of anatomical details ranging from external body profiles to the internal anatomical structures like bones, muscles, vessels, and lymph nodes. If needed, more new anatomical details can be added and embedded in the profile without redrawing them, saving a lot of time. Details can also be easily hidden, allowing the physician to view only relevant information and structures. Fusion times are about 85 s. The diagnostic confidence of the observers increased significantly. The validation process showed a slight shift (mean 4.9 mm). We have created a new, practical, inexpensive digital technique based on commercial software for fusing lymphoscintigraphic images with built-in anatomical reference profiles. It is easily reproducible and does not alter the original scintigraphic image. Our method allows a more meaningful interpretation of lymphoscintigraphies, an easier recognition of the anatomical site and better lymph node dissection planning.

  13. High-resolution mini gamma camera for diagnosis and radio-guided surgery in diabetic foot infection

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    Scopinaro, F.; Capriotti, G.; Di Santo, G.; Capotondi, C.; Micarelli, A.; Massari, R.; Trotta, C.; Soluri, A.

    2006-12-01

    The diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis is often difficult. 99mTc-WBC (White Blood Cell) scintigraphy plays a key role in the diagnosis of bone infections. Spatial resolution of Anger camera is not always able to differentiate soft tissue from bone infection. Aim of present study is to verify if HRD (High-Resolution Detector) is able to improve diagnosis and to help surgery. Patients were studied by HRD showing 25.7×25.7 mm 2 FOV, 2 mm spatial resolution and 18% energy resolution. The patients were underwent to surgery and, when necessary, bone biopsy, both guided by HRD. Four patients were positive at Anger camera without specific signs of osteomyelitis. HRS (High-Resolution Scintigraphy) showed hot spots in the same patients. In two of them the hot spot was bar-shaped and it was localized in correspondence of the small phalanx. The presence of bone infection was confirmed at surgery, which was successfully guided by HRS. 99mTc-WBC HRS was able to diagnose pedal infection and to guide the surgery of diabetic foot, opening a new way in the treatment of infected diabetic foot.

  14. Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery

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    Noureldine, Salem I.; Gooi, Zhen

    2015-01-01

    Traditionally, bilateral cervical exploration for localization of all four parathyroid glands and removal of any that are grossly enlarged has been the standard surgical treatment for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). With the advances in preoperative localization studies and greater public demand for less invasive procedures, novel targeted, minimally invasive techniques to the parathyroid glands have been described and practiced over the past 2 decades. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) can be done either through the standard Kocher incision, a smaller midline incision, with video assistance (purely endoscopic and video-assisted techniques), or through an ectopically placed, extracervical, incision. In current practice, once PHPT is diagnosed, preoperative evaluation using high-resolution radiographic imaging to localize the offending parathyroid gland is essential if MIP is to be considered. The imaging study results suggest where the surgeon should begin the focused procedure and serve as a road map to allow tailoring of an efficient, imaging-guided dissection while eliminating the unnecessary dissection of multiple glands or a bilateral exploration. Intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) levels may be measured during the procedure, or a gamma probe used during radioguided parathyroidectomy, to ascertain that the correct gland has been excised and that no other hyperfunctional tissue is present. MIP has many advantages over the traditional bilateral, four-gland exploration. MIP can be performed using local anesthesia, requires less operative time, results in fewer complications, and offers an improved cosmetic result and greater patient satisfaction. Additional advantages of MIP are earlier hospital discharge and decreased overall associated costs. This article aims to address the considerations for accomplishing MIP, including the role of preoperative imaging studies, intraoperative adjuncts, and surgical techniques. PMID:26425454

  15. Ectopic parathyroid glands and their anatomical, clinical and surgical implications.

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    Noussios, G; Anagnostis, P; Natsis, K

    2012-11-01

    Ectopic parathyroid glands result from aberrant migration during early stages of development and lack of successful identification may lead to lack of success in parathyroid surgery. They constitute a common etiology of persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism, when they are missed at initial diagnosis. Their prevalence is about 2-43% in anatomical series and up to 16% and 14% in patients with primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism, respectively. Ectopic inferior parathyroids are most frequently found in the anterior mediastinum, in association with the thymus or the thyroid gland, while the most common position for ectopic superior parathyroids is the tracheoesophageal groove and retroesophageal region. Neck ultrasound and 99mTc Sestamibi scan are first-line imaging modalities, although with low sensitivity and specificity. However, their combination with modern techniques, such as single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) alone or in combination with CT (SPECT/CT) increases their diagnostic accuracy. Fine needle-aspiration cytology of a lesion suspicious for parathyroid tissue and measurement of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the aspired material further assist to the successful preoperative localization of ectopic glands. Common sites for surgical investigation are the upper thyroid pole and the upper vascular thyroid stalk behind the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus for the superior parathyroids, and the carotid artery bifurcation and the thymic tongue, for the inferior parathyroids. Radioguided minimally invasive parathyroidectomy after successful localization, assisted by rapid PTH measurement postoperatively, significantly improves surgical outcomes in patients with ectopic parathyroid adenomas.

  16. Purification and characterization of the major iron-regulated protein expressed by pathogenic Neisseriae

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    1987-01-01

    This report describes a method to purify the major iron-regulated protein (MIRP) expressed by N. gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis. This purification procedure involves maximal expression of the MIRP by growing the organisms on iron-limited media; cellular disruption by sonication followed by centrifugal fractionation; selective solubilization of the MIRP with the cationic detergent hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide; cation-exchange chromatography in the presence of this detergent; and gel filtration chromatography. The MIRP purified by this technique migrates as a single band when analyzed by SDS-PAGE. The purified MIRP displayed an unusually basic isoelectric point, this value being greater than 9.35. Further biochemical analysis revealed the highly conserved nature of this protein isolated from the two pathogenic species of the genus Neisseria. For example, the amino acid composition of the meningococcal and gonococcal MIRPs were nearly identical and amino terminal sequence analysis showed that both shared the identical primary sequence through residue 48. Surprisingly, the first five NH2-terminal residues of the MIRPs exhibited homology with the first five residues of the gonococcal porin, protein I. Purified preparations of the MIRP exhibited a characteristic pink color reminiscent of the basic iron-binding protein lactoferrin. This observation coupled with the property of iron-regulation prompted us to analyze purified MIRP for iron-content. Approximately 0.5 mol iron per 1 mol of MIRP was detected. This study is the first to show that iron is associated with the MIRP, a property that may implicate this protein as playing a direct role in neisserial iron assimilation. While the precise function of the MIRP is not known, the availability of this protein in pure and biologically relevant quantities will allow further studies to elucidate its pathobiologic function. PMID:3559476

  17. Safety and efficiency of microwave ablation for recurrent and persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism after parathyroidectomy: A retrospective pilot study.

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    Yu, Ming-An; Yao, Li; Zhang, Ling; Peng, Lili; Zhuo, Li; Zhang, Yumei; Li, Wenge; Lv, Ming-De

    2016-01-01

    Recurrent and persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) nodules have an incidence of 10-70% after surgery. The treatment of recurrent and persistent SHPT nodules is a challenge, and surgical resection of difficult-to-reach or post-operative adhesions often fails. The aim of this research was to study the safety and effectiveness of microwave ablation (MWA) for recurrent and persistent SHPT. This was a retrospective study of 11 patients enrolled with a total of 16 nodules, and MWA was employed to manage SHPT. The laboratory test results, including the intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), serum calcium, phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels, improvement of SHPT-related symptoms after ablation, and complications during and after MWA were recorded and analysed. After ablation the value of iPTH was markedly decreased from 1570 ± 1765 pg/mL to 287 ± 239 pg/mL 1 day after MWA (p < 0.05). The levels of serum calcium and phosphorus decreased from 2.51 ± 0.23 mmol/L to 2.06 ± 0.27 mmol/L (p < 0.001) and 1.80 ± 0.43 mmol/L to 1.48 ± 0.32 mmol/L (p < 0.05), respectively, 1 day after MWA. There was no significant difference in the ALP value before and after MWA (p > 0.05). The clinical symptoms, including ostalgia, pruritus, disability, and restless legs, improved after MWA. Minor complications and side effects encountered during or after MWA include haematoma (1/11, 9%), transient hoarseness (2/11, 18.2%), hypocalcemia (6/11, 54.5%). No major complication occurred. MWA may be safe and effective to manage recurrent and persistent SHPT nodules; a definite conclusion needs to expand the sample size with a longer follow-up time.

  18. A novel method for the management of post-thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy hematoma: a single-institution experience after over 4,000 central neck operations.

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    Dixon, Jennifer L; Snyder, Samuel K; Lairmore, Terry C; Jupiter, Daniel; Govednik, Cara; Hendricks, John C

    2014-06-01

    Cervical hematoma is a rare but serious complication of thyroid and parathyroid surgery that has historically required inpatient monitoring. With improved surgical technique and experience, operations are being performed increasingly as outpatient procedures. Therefore, a safe and systematic approach to cervical exploration of a postoperative hematoma needs to be defined. From 1996 to 2013, a retrospective review was performed of 4,140 thyroid and parathyroid operations. Surgical outcomes data were recorded, specifically including the occurrence of a cervical hematoma, time interval to presentation, and methods of management. A total of 18 patients (0.43 %) developed a postoperative cervical hematoma that required surgical intervention. The occurrence of hematoma was 0.66 % (n = 11) for bilateral thyroid procedures, 0.21 % (n = 3) for unilateral thyroid procedures, and 0.13 % (n = 1) for parathyroid procedures. There were 3 (1.69 %) patients who had combined unilateral thyroid and parathyroid procedures and developed hematomas. Emergent bedside decompression was required for only two patients, both of whom suffered respiratory arrest in the postoperative anesthesia recovery unit. The remaining 16 patients were explored in the operating room, utilizing initial local anesthesia in the semi-upright position in 11 patients (69 %). From our experience, hematomas that caused significant airway compromise leading to respiratory arrest occurred in the postoperative anesthesia recovery room, and hematoma presentation after this time did not require emergent bedside decompression. Hematoma, when it occurs, can otherwise be managed safely in the operating room after inpatient or outpatient procedures using initial local anesthesia with the patient in the semi-upright position for hematoma evacuation.

  19. From four-parathyroid gland exploration to a minimally invasive technique. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy as a current approach in surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Kobiela, Jarek; Łaski, Dariusz; Stróżyk, Aneta; Proczko-Markuszewska, Monika; Stefaniak, Tomasz; Sworczak, Krzysztof; Łachiński, Andrzej J; Śledziński, Zbigniew

    2014-01-01

    Complete surgical resection of hyperfunctioning parathyriod tissue is essential for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism. During recent years, minimally invasive surgery has been successfully applied in neck exploration, because of significant developments of guidance by intraoperative scans, the use of quick, intraoperative PTH assay, and also preoperative imaging procedures such as high resolution ultrasonography and sestamibi scintigraphy. The results of operations which are performed with minimally invasive techniques are comparable to those of conventional surgery, and provide advantages with regard to cosmetic result, length of hospitalisation, and reduced post-operative pain.

  20. Diffusion of Surgical Innovations, Patient Safety, and Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy

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    Parsons, J. Kellogg; Messer, Karen; Palazzi, Kerrin; Stroup, Sean; Chang, David

    2015-01-01

    IMPORTANCE Surgical innovations disseminate in the absence of coordinated systems to ensure their safe integration into clinical practice, potentially exposing patients to increased risk for medical error. OBJECTIVE To investigate associations of patient safety with the diffusion of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) resulting from the development of the da Vinci robot. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A cohort study of 401 325 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent radical prostatectomy during MIRP diffusion between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2009. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES We used Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), which measure processes of care and surgical provider performance. We estimated the prevalence of MIRP among all prostatectomies and compared PSI incidence between MIRP and open radical prostatectomy in each year during the study. We also collected estimates of MIRP incidence attributed to the manufacturer of the da Vinci robot. RESULTS Patients who underwent MIRP were more likely to be white (P = .004), have fewer comorbidities (P = .02), and have undergone surgery in higher-income areas (P = .005). The incidence of MIRP was substantially lower than da Vinci manufacturer estimates. Rapid diffusion onset occurred in 2006, when MIRP accounted for 10.4% (95% CI, 10.2-10.7) of all radical prostatectomies in the United States. In 2005, MIRP was associated with an increased adjusted risk for any PSI (adjusted odds ratio, 2.0; 95% CI, 1.1-3.7; P = .02) vs open radical prostatectomy. Stratification by hospital status demonstrated similar patterns: rapid diffusion onset among teaching hospitals occurred in 2006 (11.7%; 95% CI, 11.3-12.0), with an increased risk for PSI for MIRP in 2005 (adjusted odds ratio, 2.7; 95% CI, 1.4-5.3; P = .004), and onset among nonteaching hospitals occurred in 2008 (27.1%; 95% CI, 26.6-27.7), with an increased but nonsignificant risk for PSI in 2007

  1. Targeted deletion of kcne2 impairs ventricular repolarization via disruption of IK,slow1 and Ito,f

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    Roepke, Torsten K.; Kontogeorgis, Andrianos; Ovanez, Christopher; Xu, Xianghua; Young, Jeffrey B.; Purtell, Kerry; Goldstein, Peter A.; Christini, David J.; Peters, Nicholas S.; Akar, Fadi G.; Gutstein, David E.; Lerner, Daniel J.; Abbott, Geoffrey W.

    2008-01-01

    Mutations in human KCNE2, which encodes the MiRP1 potassium channel ancillary subunit, associate with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a defect in ventricular repolarization. The precise cardiac role of MiRP1 remains controversial, in part, because it has marked functional promiscuity in vitro. Here, we disrupted the murine kcne2 gene to define the role of MiRP1 in murine ventricles. kcne2 disruption prolonged ventricular action potential duration (APD), suggestive of reduced repolarization capacity. Accordingly, kcne2 (−/−) ventricles exhibited a 50% reduction in IK,slow1, generated by Kv1.5—a previously unknown partner for MiRP1. Ito,f, generated by Kv4 α subunits, was also diminished, by ∼25%. Ventricular MiRP1 protein coimmunoprecipitated with native Kv1.5 and Kv4.2 but not Kv1.4 or Kv4.3. Unexpectedly, kcne2 (−/−) ventricular membrane fractions exhibited 50% less mature Kv1.5 protein than wild type, and disruption of Kv1.5 trafficking to the intercalated discs. Consistent with the reduction in ventricular K+ currents and prolonged ventricular APD, kcne2 deletion lengthened the QTc under sevoflurane anesthesia. Thus, targeted disruption of kcne2 has revealed a novel cardiac partner for MiRP1, a novel role for MiRPs in α subunit targeting in vivo, and a role for MiRP1 in murine ventricular repolarization with parallels to that proposed for the human heart.—Roepke, T. K., Kontogeorgis, A., Ovanez, C., Xu, X., Young, J. B., Purtell, K., Goldstein, P. A., Christini, D. J., Peters, N. S., Akar, F. G., Gutstein, D. E., Lerner, D. J., Abbott, G. W. Targeted deletion of kcne2 impairs ventricular repolarization via disruption of IK,slow1 and Ito,f. PMID:18603586

  2. Patterns of Care, Utilization, and Outcomes of Treatments for Localized Prostate Cancer

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    2013-09-01

    outcomes  of  prostate  cancer,  the  effect  of   mental   health ... community settings. Population-based studies comparing MIRP and RRP have shown comparable perioperative outcomes , although MIRP was associated with...hospital and surgeon volume are associated with better outcomes , the effect of provider volume on health care costs remains unclear. We performed

  3. Patient driven care in the management of prostate cancer: analysis of the United States military healthcare system.

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    Chaudhary, Muhammad Ali; Leow, Jeffrey J; Mossanen, Matthew; Chowdhury, Ritam; Jiang, Wei; Learn, Peter A; Weissman, Joel S; Chang, Steven L

    2017-07-11

    Patient preferences are assumed to impact healthcare resource utilization, especially treatment options. There is limited data exploring this phenomenon. We sought to identify factors associated with patients transferring care for prostatectomy, from military to civilian facilities, and the receipt of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP). Retrospective review of 2006-2010 TRICARE data identified men diagnosed with prostate cancer (ICD-9 185) receiving open radical prostatectomy (ORP; ICD-9: 60.5) or MIRP (ICD-9 60.5 + 54.21/17.42). Patients diagnosed at military facilities but underwent surgery at civilian facilities were defined as "transferring care". Logistic regression models identified predictors of transferring care for patients diagnosed at military facilities. A secondary analysis identified the predictors of MIRP receipt at civilian facilities. Of 1420 patients, 247 (17.4%) transferred care. These patients were more likely to undergo MIRP (OR = 7.83, p < 0.01), and get diagnosed at low-volume military facilities (OR = 6.10, p < 0.01). Our secondary analysis demonstrated that transferring care was strongly associated with undergoing MIRP (OR = 1.51, p = 0.04). Patient preferences induced a demand for greater utilization of MIRP and civilian facilities. Further work exploring factors driving these preferences and interventions tailoring them, based on evidence and cost considerations, is required.

  4. Temporal Trends and Predictors of Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection in Open or Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy

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    Feifer, Andrew H.; Elkin, Elena B.; Lowrance, William T.; Denton, Brian; Jacks, Lindsay; Yee, David S.; Coleman, Jonathan A.; Laudone, Vincent P.; Scardino, Peter T.; Eastham, James A.

    2011-01-01

    Background Pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) is an important component of prostate cancer staging and treatment, especially for surgical patients with high-risk tumor features. It is not clear how the shift from open radical prostatectomy (ORP) to minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) has affected use of PLND. Our objective was to identify predictors of PLND and assess the impact of surgical technique in a contemporary, population-based cohort. Methods In Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registry data linked with Medicare claims, we identified men who had ORP or MIRP for prostate cancer in 2003–2007. We evaluated the impact of surgical approach on PLND and examined interactions between surgical procedure, PSA and Gleason score, controlling for patient and tumor characteristics. Results Of 6,608 men who had ORP or MIRP, 70% (n=4,600) had PLND. Use of PLND declined over time, overall and within subgroups defined by procedure type. PLND was 5 times more likely in men receiving ORP than MIRP, controlling for patient and tumor characteristics. Elevated PSA and biopsy Gleason score, but not clinical stage, were associated with greater odds of PLND in both ORP and MIRP groups. However, the magnitude of the association between these factors and PLND was significantly greater for ORP patients. Conclusion PLND was less common in men who received MIRP, independent of tumor risk factors. A decline in PLND rates was not fully explained by an increase in MIRP. These trends may signal a surgical approach-dependent disparity in prostate cancer staging and therapy. PMID:21412757

  5. Surgical treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in elderly patients: an institutional experience.

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    Polistena, Andrea; Sanguinetti, Alessandro; Lucchini, Roberta; Galasse, Segio; Avenia, Stefano; Monacelli, Massimo; Johnson, Louis Banka; Jeppsson, Bengt; Avenia, Nicola

    2017-02-01

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism in elderly fragile patients presents clinical difficulties due to severity of symptoms and related comorbidity. The optimal surgical approach for this group of patients is still debated. The aim of the study was to define the optimal technique of parathyroidectomy in elderly patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Retrospective analysis in a series of 253 patients including 35 elderly individuals at a single institution was carried out. Postoperative parathyroid hormone decrease, surgical complications and symptoms control were analyzed for all patients in relation to the types of parathyroidectomy performed. In elderly patients, total parathyroidectomy was the most used approach. Subtotal parathyroidectomy was mostly reserved for younger patients suitable for kidney transplantation. No elderly patients treated with total parathyroidectomy were autotransplanted. No significant difference in surgical complications was observed between younger and elderly patients and considering the different procedures. Adequate symptom control after surgery was achieved in almost 90% of patients. A limited rate of recurrence requiring repeat surgery was observed only after subtotal parathyroidectomy. Considering the features of all types of parathyroidectomy, very low recurrence rate, contained postoperative hypocalcemia and limited complications following total parathyroidectomy, might represent specific advantages for elderly patients. Total parathyroidectomy without parathyroid transplantation is safe for elderly patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism and a good alternative to the well-established total parathyroidectomy with autografting.

  6. Patterns of Care, Utilization, and Outcomes of Treatments for Localized Prostate Cancer

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    2011-05-01

    lower for MIRP vs. RRP. However, erectile dysfunction and incontinence were more frequently diagnosed postoperatively. Additionally positive surgical...evaluation of urinary continence and erectile dysfunction following treatments for localized prostate cancer. Originally, we proposed to conduct a...outcomes, and costs of incontinence and erectile dysfunction following treatments for localized prostate cancer using SEER-Medicare and NIS data

  7. Intraoperative use of the vacuum bell for elevating the sternum during the Nuss procedure.

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    Haecker, Frank-Martin; Sesia, Sergio Bruno

    2012-11-01

    To evaluate the routine use of the vacuum bell for elevating the sternum during minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) (the Nuss procedure). This was a retrospective evaluation of a prospective database including all patients who underwent MIRPE at our institution between 2005 and 2010. Data included the patient's demographic characteristics, age at surgery, gender, Haller index, duration of surgery, and intraoperative complications. Fifty patients from 9 to 28 years old (average, 14.95 years) were observed, including 39 males and 11 females. The preoperative Haller index was between 3.25 and 7.4 (average, 5.05). Mean duration of surgery was 58 minutes (range, 45-92 minutes). The use of the vacuum bell led to a clear elevation of the sternum as confirmed by thoracoscopy. Advancement of the pectus introducer and placement of the pectus bar were safe, successful, and uneventful in all patients. No cardial and/or pericardial lesion was noted as well as no lesion of the mammary vessels. The intraoperative use of the vacuum bell during the MIRPE is safe and effective as it facilitates the retrosternal dissection and the insertion of the pectus bar. If available, we recommend the routine use of this device for MIRPE.

  8. Contemporaneous comparison of open vs minimally-invasive radical prostatectomy for high-risk prostate cancer

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    Pierorazio, Phillip M.; Mullins, Jeffrey K.; Eifler, John B.; Voth, Kipp; Hyams, Elias S.; Han, Misop; Pavlovich, Christian P.; Bivalacqua, Trinity J.; Partin, Alan W.; Allaf, Mohamad E.; Schaeffer, Edward M.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives • To analyze pathological and short-term oncological outcomes in men undergoing open and minimally-invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) for high-risk prostate cancer (HRPC; prostate-specific antigen level [PSA] >20 ng/mL, ≥cT2c, Gleason score 8–10) in a contemporaneous series. Patients and Methods • In total, 913 patients with HRPC were identified in the Johns Hopkins Radical Prostatectomy Database subsequent to the inception of MIRP at this institution (2002–2011) • Of these, 743 (81.4%) underwent open radical retropubic prostatectomy (ORRP), 105 (11.5%) underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) and 65 (7.1%) underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) for HRPC. • Appropriate comparative tests were used to evaluate patient and prostate cancer characteristics. • Proportional hazards regression models were used to predict biochemical recurrence. Results • Age, race, body mass index, preoperative PSA level, clinical stage, number of positive cores and Gleason score at final pathology were similar between ORRP and MIRP. • On average, men undergoing MIRP had smaller prostates and more organ-confined (pT2) disease (P = 0.02). • The number of surgeons and surgeon experience were greatest for the ORRP cohort. • Overall surgical margin rate was 29.4%, 34.3% and 27.7% (P = 0.52) and 1.9%, 2.9% and 6.2% (P = 0.39) for pT2 disease in men undergoing ORRP, RALRP and LRP, respectively. • Biochemical recurrence-free survival among ORRP, RALRP and LRP was 56.3%, 67.8% and 41.1%, respectively, at 3 years (P = 0.6) and the approach employed did not predict biochemical recurrence in regression models. Conclusions • At an experienced centre, MIRP is comparable to open radical prostatectomy for HRPC with respect to surgical margin status and biochemical recurrence. PMID:23356390

  9. Ultrastructure Processing of Macromolecular Materials

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    1993-06-25

    Amherst, MA 01003 I U 93 12 6032 n FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT ULTRASTRUCTURE PROCESSING OF MACROMOLECULARI MATERIALS MIRP GRANT AFOSR 90-C-0019 10 February...members of the Directorate, for their unfailing cooperation, help and courtesy extended to him during the period of this grant.I U I I i DTIC qu1...I. TITLE II. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR III. GRANT NUMBERS/DATES I IV. SENIOR RESEARCH PERSONNEL V. JUNIOR RESEARCH PERSONNEL VI . ABSTRACT OF

  10. Patterns of Care, Utilization, and Outcomes of Treatments for Localized Prostate Cancer

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    2010-05-01

    and stricture rates are lower for MIRP vs. RRP. However, erectile dysfunction and incontinence were more frequently diagnosed postoperatively...genitourinary complications (4.7% vs. 2.1%; P=0.001) and diagnoses of incontinence (15.9 vs. 12.2 per 100 person-years; p=0.02) and erectile dysfunction ...challenge has been the evaluation of urinary continence and erectile dysfunction following treatments for localized prostate cancer. Originally, we

  11. Comparison of respiratory mechanics in adult patients undergoing minimally invasive repair of the pectus excavatum and removal of a pectus bar.

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    Moon, Young Eun; Kim, Jeong Eun; Park, Hyung Joo

    2013-06-01

    The objective of this study was to compare the respiratory mechanics and gas exchange in adult patients undergoing minimally invasive repair of the pectus excavatum (MIRPE group) and removal of a pectus bar (bar removal group). A prospective observational study. A tertiary university hospital. Thirty-two patients scheduled for elective MIRPE or removal of a pectus bar. None. Spirometry was used to measure the peak inspiratory airway pressure (PIP), static compliance, and respiratory resistance. The measurements were recorded at 1 minute after beginning mechanical ventilation (T0), 15 minutes after beginning sevoflurane inhalation (T1), and after the insertion (or removal) of a pectus bar through the chest wall (T2). Pulmonary gas exchange was assessed by calculating the alveolar arterial oxygen tension difference (AaDO2) before surgical incision and after insertion (or removal) of the pectus bar. In the MIRPE group, static compliance was decreased significantly (p < 0.001), and PIP was increased significantly (p < 0.001) after insertion of the pectus bar (T2) compared with baseline. In contrast, the bar removal group showed the opposite results. There were significant differences in static compliance and PIP at T2 between the groups (p = 0.002 and 0.026, respectively). AaDO2 was increased significantly in the MIRPE group compared with the bar removal group (p = 0.012). Insertion of the pectus bar through the chest wall results in significant changes in respiratory mechanics and gas exchange. Therefore, close attention to pulmonary function is required during and after these surgical procedures. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Technical innovation in minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum.

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    Rygl, Michal; Vyhnanek, M; Kucera, A; Mixa, V; Kyncl, M; Snajdauf, J

    2014-01-01

    The aim of study was to introduce technical innovation of MIRPE which reduces the risk of cardiac injury. Modification of MIRPE method with semiflexible thoracoscope and sternum elevating technique has been used. Volkmann bone hook has been inserted percutaneously to the sternum. The hook elevates the sternum forward and enlarges the retrosternal space for safer passage of thoracoscopically guided introducer. Using semiflexible thoracoscope allows better view from various angles via one site of insertion. During the period 2005-2012, the MIRPE was performed on 29 girls and 151 boys; the mean age at the time of surgery was 15.9 years (range 13-18.7 years). The mean Haller index was 4.7 (range 2.7-20.5). The most common complication was pneumothorax (3.3 %) and the incidence of bar displacement was 2 %. The most serious complication was cardiac perforation when inserting Lorenz introducer. This occurred in a 16-year-old girl; she required urgent sternotomy with right atrial repair and recovered well. External elevation of sternum with the hook was used since this case. Subsequent 113 patients underwent surgery without any serious complications. Technical innovation using semiflexible thoracoscope and hook elevation of the sternum reduces the risk of cardiac injury. The hook opens the anterior mediastinum space effectively and makes the following dissection relatively safe and straightforward.

  13. Parameter estimation of multiple item response profile model.

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    Cho, Sun-Joo; Partchev, Ivailo; De Boeck, Paul

    2012-11-01

    Multiple item response profile (MIRP) models are models with crossed fixed and random effects. At least one between-person factor is crossed with at least one within-person factor, and the persons nested within the levels of the between-person factor are crossed with the items within levels of the within-person factor. Maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) of models for binary data with crossed random effects is challenging. This is because the marginal likelihood does not have a closed form, so that MLE requires numerical or Monte Carlo integration. In addition, the multidimensional structure of MIRPs makes the estimation complex. In this paper, three different estimation methods to meet these challenges are described: the Laplace approximation to the integrand; hierarchical Bayesian analysis, a simulation-based method; and an alternating imputation posterior with adaptive quadrature as the approximation to the integral. In addition, this paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these three estimation methods for MIRPs. The three algorithms are compared in a real data application and a simulation study was also done to compare their behaviour. ©2011 The British Psychological Society.

  14. Nuss procedure: Technical modifications to ease bending of the support bar and lateral stabilizer placement

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    Karakuş, Osman Zeki; Ulusoy, Oktay; Hakgüder, Gülce; Ateş, Oğuz; Olguner, Çimen; Olguner, Mustafa; Akgür, Feza Mirac

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Modifications defined to ease bending of the support bar and lateral stabilizer placement during minimal invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) have not been reported. We herein report our experience with MIRPE including several technical modifications. METHODS: A total of 87 patients who underwent MIRPE were evaluated retrospectively. Technical modifications are (1) a template drawn preoperatively according to the anthropometric measurements, (2) more laterally placed thoracal incisions, (3) single existing incision for multiple support bars, (4) to secure lateral stabilizers to support bar in inverted position. RESULTS: The mean patient age was 11.2 ± 3.8 years. The mean operating time was 63.7 ± 18.7 min. The mean Haller index was 5.4 ± 2.1. Eight patients necessitated two support bars. The support bars were removed in 69 patients after the completion of treatment. Support bars were left in place 26.8 ± 4.3 months. Final chest contours of the 56 patients were evaluated as 12 months passed after support bar removal and excellent repair results were determined in 84.2%. CONCLUSION: Preoperative bending of the support bar according to anthropometric measurements and fixation of the lateral stabilizers to the support bar in inverted position facilitates bar shaping and lateral stabilizer placement. PMID:27512512

  15. Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum deformity.

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    Krasopoulos, George; Goldstraw, Peter

    2011-02-01

    This review is trying to address the effectiveness and sustainability of results following minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE). The aim is to present these results for the benefit of clinicians and the patients. Literature search has revealed 179 hits, which were independently assessed and led to 80 publications being formally reviewed. Studies reporting results from less than 10 patients were excluded. Thirty-five studies were found to be reporting results from patients' and/or surgeons' perspective and they were included in this review. Data from the United Kingdom registry for MIRPE were also included. Results from over 2997 patients (age: <1-85 years) who had MIRPE and 1393 patients who had their metallic bar removed were assessed. The most common indication for surgery was cosmesis. There was a net gain with regard to self-esteem for 96-100% of the individuals. A percentage of procedures (0-20%) was assessed by surgeons as having an 'unsatisfactory outcome' and a number of patients (0-25%) reported an 'unsatisfactory end result.' However, these percentages are not necessarily referring to the same patients and an unsatisfactory result does not seem to affect the positive effect on self-esteem. The reported changes in social life, lung capacity, cardiovascular capacity, exercise capacity and general health are based on weak data and significant improvements, if any, are probably seen in a limited number of patients. The metallic bars were removed after 1.5-4.5 years and there is an overall 0-4.5% reported recurrence post-bar removal. In conclusion, MIRPE may improve cosmesis and self-esteem of patients with pectus excavatum deformity. Direct or indirect improvement in other physiological parameters may also help the 'well-being' of these patients and their social integration. There is a clear need for standardisation in the way results are reported in the literature and a socioeconomic analysis with regard to gains, benefits and costs related

  16. Atorvastatin protects against ischemia-reperfusion injury in fructose-induced insulin resistant rats.

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    Prakash, Prem; Khanna, Vivek; Singh, Vishal; Jyoti, Anupam; Jain, Manish; Keshari, Ravi Shankar; Barthwal, Manoj Kumar; Dikshit, Madhu

    2011-08-01

    High fructose (HFr) intake is known to cause insulin resistance syndrome (IRS), however its effect against acute coronary events remains elusive. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of HFr (60%) diet on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (MI-RP) injury and its modulation by atorvastatin treatment. Wistar rats kept on HFr/chow feeding for 10 weeks, received atorvastatin (30 mg/kg, per oral) or vehicle for two additional weeks followed by MI-RP injury. MI-RP injury was significantly augmented in HFr fed rats, as evident by the increase in infarct size (IS, 65 ± 5% vs. 43 ± 7%) and activities of cardiac injury biomarkers [serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH, 698 ± 57 vs. 444 ± 26 U/L), creatinine kinase (CK-MB, 584 ± 58 vs. 435 ± 28 U/L) and tissue myeloperoxidase (MPO, 235 ± 15 vs. 101 ± 11 μM/min/100 mg tissue)]. Insulin resistance (plasma glucose, 64 ± 5 vs. 100 ± 5 mg/dl; AUC (0-120 min), p < 0.05), MI-RP injury (IS 20 ± 5%, LDH 292 ± 28 U/L, CK-MB 257 ± 13 U/L, MPO 95 ± 5 μM/min/100 mg tissue) and triglyceride (TG) level were significantly reduced, while myocardial Akt, p-Akt, eNOS, p-eNOS and iNOS protein expression were significantly enhanced following atorvastatin treatment in comparison to HFr fed rats. Oxidative stress marker, malondialdehyde and circulating levels of inflammatory cytokines (CRP, IL-6, IFN-γ and TNF) were significantly reduced, while total nitrite content in the tissue and plasma was significantly augmented in atorvastatin treated rats. Atorvastatin also ameliorated endothelial dysfunction and significantly enhanced aortic Akt and eNOS protein expression. Atorvastatin conferred significant protection against MI-RP injury and alleviated HFr induced IRS possibly by increasing NOS expression through Akt dependent pathway.

  17. Randomized trial of epidural vs. subcutaneous catheters for managing pain after modified Nuss in adults

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    Temkit, M’hamed; Ewais, MennatAllah M.; Luckritz, Todd C.; Stearns, Joshua D.; Craner, Ryan C.; Gaitan, Brantley D.; Ramakrishna, Harish; Thunberg, Christopher A.; Weis, Ricardo A.; Myers, Kelly M.; Merritt, Marianne V.; Rosenfeld, David M.

    2016-01-01

    Background Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) is now performed in adults. Managing adult patients’ pain postoperatively has been challenging due to increased chest wall rigidity and the pressure required for supporting the elevated sternum. The optimal pain management regimen has not been determined. We designed this prospective, randomized trial to compare postoperative pain management and outcomes between thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) and bilateral subcutaneous infusion pump catheters (On-Q). Methods Patients undergoing MIRPE (modified Nuss) underwent random assignment to TEA or On-Q group. Both groups received intravenous, patient-controlled opioid analgesia, with concomitant delivery of local anesthetic. Primary outcomes were length of stay (LOS), opioid use, and pain scores. Results Of 85 randomly assigned patients, 68 completed the study [52 men, 76.5%; mean (range) age, 32.2 (20.0–58.0) years; Haller index, 5.9 (range, 3.0-26.7)]. The groups were equally matched for preoperative variables; however, the On-Q arm had more patients (60.3%). No significant differences were found between groups in mean daily pain scores (P=0.52), morphine-equivalent opioid usage (P=0.28), or hospital stay 3.5 vs. 3.3 days (TEA vs. On-Q; P=0.55). Thirteen patients randomized to TEA refused the epidural and withdrew from the study because they perceived greater benefit of the On-Q system. Conclusions Postoperative pain management in adults after MIRPE can be difficult. Both continuous local anesthetic delivery by TEA and On-Q catheters with concomitant, intravenous, patient-controlled anesthesia maintained acceptable analgesia with a reasonable LOS. In our cohort, there was preference for the On-Q system for pain management. PMID:27621865

  18. National trends and differences in morbidity among surgical approaches for radical prostatectomy in Germany.

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    Stolzenburg, Jens Uwe; Kyriazis, Iason; Fahlenbrach, Claus; Gilfrich, Christian; Günster, Christian; Jeschke, Elke; Popken, Gralf; Weißbach, Lothar; von Zastrow, Christoph; Leicht, Hanna

    2016-11-01

    In this study, we document trends in radical prostatectomy (RP) employment in Germany during the period 2005-2012 and compare the morbidity of open (ORP), laparoscopic and robotic-assisted RP based on nationwide administrative data of Allgemeine Ortskrankenkassen (AOK) German local healthcare funds. Administrative claims data of all AOK patients subjected to RP during 2005-2012 (57,156 cases) were used to evaluate the employment of minimally invasive RP (MIRP) procedures, pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) and nerve-sparing approaches during this period. In addition, data from the most recent three-year period of our dataset (2010-2012) were used to compare the morbidity among the different surgical approaches. Study end points comprised 30-day mortality, 30-day transfusion, 1-year reintervention and 30-day adverse events, as well as 1-year overall complications. A 20 % reduction in RP utilization from 2007 to 2012 was documented. ORP remained the predominant RP approach in Germany. MIRP approaches carried a lower risk of 30-day transfusions, 1-year reinterventions and 1-year overall complications than ORP when adjusting for confounding factors. PLND was associated with an increased risk of complications, while age in the highest quintile and the presence of comorbidities were independent risk factors for morbidity and mortality. Lack of pathological data was the main limitation of the study. RP utilization in Germany is dropping, but the use of MIRP has risen steadily during the years 2005-2012, which is expected to have a positive impact on the morbidity of the operation.

  19. Minimizing cost and maximizing success in the preoperative localization strategy for primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Solorzano, Carmen C; Carneiro-Pla, Denise

    2014-06-01

    Ultrasonography of the thyroid, parathyroid, and soft tissues of the neck should always be performed before parathyroidectomy. The most cost-effective localization strategies seem to be ultrasonography followed by four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) or ultrasonography followed by sestamibi ± 4DCT. These localization strategies are highly dependent on the quality of imaging. Surgeons should critically evaluate the imaging and operative data at their own institution to determine the best preoperative localization strategy before parathyroidectomy. Surgeons should communicate with the referring physicians about the best localization algorithms in the local area and become the decision maker as to when to obtain them.

  20. Marked increase in bone formation markers after cinacalcet treatment by mechanisms distinct from hungry bone syndrome in a haemodialysis patient

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    Goto, Shunsuke; Fujii, Hideki; Matsui, Yutaka; Fukagawa, Masafumi

    2010-01-01

    A 59-year-old female who was on dialysis due to diabetic nephropathy was referred to our hospital for severe hyperparathyroidism refractory to intravenous vitamin D receptor activator treatment. With subsequent cinacalcet hydrochloride treatment, parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels were only slightly suppressed. However, progressive increases were observed in serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP) levels with mild hypocalcaemia. A bone biopsy, obtained immediately before surgical parathyroidectomy after 3 months of cinacalcet treatment, revealed no disappearance of osteoclasts. These data suggest that cinacalcet hydrochloride treatment may induce a marked promotion of bone formation by mechanisms distinct from hungry bone syndrome that usually develops after parathyroidectomy. PMID:25949410

  1. Surgical cure of primary hyperparathyroidism ameliorates gastroesophageal reflux symptoms.

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    Norman, James; Politz, Douglas; Lopez, Jose; Boone, Deva; Stojadinovic, Alexander

    2015-03-01

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms are commonly reported in primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). Although a calcium-mediated cause-and-effect relationship has been suggested, it remains unknown if parathyroidectomy improves GERD symptoms. Over a 22-month period, 1,175 (39%) of 3,000 consecutive adult patients with pHPT and symptomatic GERD (on prescription reflux medications daily for ≥2 years) undergoing parathyroidectomy were entered into a prospective study. Standardized Frequency Scale for Symptoms of GERD (FSSG) questionnaire was used to assess symptoms before, 1 and 2 years after parathyroidectomy. Daily prescription medication was used by 81%, while 19% used daily non-prescription drugs, both for a mean of 2.9 ± 0.7 years. GERD symptoms improved (26%) or resolved completely (36%) in 62% of patients (p < 0.0001 vs. preoperative baseline) 1 year after parathyroidectomy. Prescription medications for GERD decreased from 81% of enrolled patients to 26% (p < 0.0001) 12 months postoperatively, with 39% having complete symptom relief and taking no medications (p < 0.0001). Daily use of prescription GERD medications decreased to occasional over-the-counter drug use in 35% after parathyroidectomy (p < 0.0001). Mean FSSG scores decreased significantly postoperatively (pre-op: 18.0 ± 8.0 vs. post-op: 10.0 ± 5.0; p < 0.0001), with significant improvements in all 12 FSSG categories, including motility (pre-op: 7.3 ± 3.0 vs. post-op: 4.4 ± 3.0; p < 0.0001) and acid reflux symptoms (pre-op: 10.8 ± 5.0 vs. post-op: 5.9 ± 4.0; p < 0.0001). Symptomatic improvements were durable 2 years after parathyroidectomy. Symptomatic GERD is common in pHPT. Parathyroidectomy provides significant, durable relief of both motility and acid reflux symptoms allowing discontinuation of prescription drug use for GERD in most (74%) patients providing yet another indication for parathyroidectomy in pHPT.

  2. Randomized controlled clinical trial of surgery versus no surgery in patients with mild asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Rao, D Sudhaker; Phillips, Evelyn R; Divine, George W; Talpos, Gary B

    2004-11-01

    Parathyroidectomy is the definitive therapy for patients with symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism. However, the role of surgery in mild asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism remains controversial. Accordingly, we conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial of parathyroidectomy to determine the benefits of surgery vs. adverse effects of no surgery. Fifty-three patients were randomly assigned to either parathyroidectomy (n = 25) or regular follow-up (n = 28). Bone mineral density (BMD), biochemical indices of the disease, quality of life, and psychological function were measured at 6- or 12-month intervals for at least 24 months. Twenty-three of the 25 patients randomized to parathyroidectomy had surgery within the specified time of the protocol and three of the 28 patients randomized to regular follow-up had parathyroidectomy during follow-up. After parathyroidectomy, there was an increase in BMD of the spine (1.2%/yr, P < 0.001), femoral neck (0.4%/yr, P = 0.031), total hip (0.3%/yr, P = 0.07), and forearm (0.4%/yr, P < 0.001) and an expected fall in serum total and ionized calcium, serum PTH, and urine calcium (P < 0.001 for all). In contrast, patients followed up without surgery lost BMD at the femoral neck (-0.4%/yr, P = 0.117) and total hip (-0.6%/yr, P = 0.007) but gained at the spine (0.5%/yr; P = ns) and forearm (0.2%/yr, P = 0.047), with no significant changes in biochemical indices of disease. Consequently, a significant effect of parathyroidectomy on BMD was evident only at the femoral neck (a group difference of 0.8%/yr; P = 0.01) and total hip (a group difference of 1.0%/yr; P = 0.001) but not at the spine (a group difference of 0.6%/yr) or forearm (a group difference of 0.2%/yr). Quality-of-life scores as measured by a 36-item short-form health survey showed significant declines in five of the nine domains (social functioning, physical problem, emotional problem, energy, and health perception) in patients followed up without

  3. Spreading knowledge in medical informatics: the contribution of the hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.

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    Gonzalez Bernaldo de Quiros, F; Luna, D; Otero, P; Baum, A; Borbolla, D

    2009-01-01

    Medical Informatics (MI) is an emerging discipline with a high need of trained and skillful professionals. To describe the educational experience of the Department of Health Informatics of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires. A descriptive study of the development of the Medical Informatics Residency Program (MIRP) and the e-learning courses related to medical informatics. A four-year MIRP with 15 rotations was started in 2000, and was awarded national educational accreditation. Eight residents have been fully trained and their main academic contributions are shown in this study. The e-learning courses related to medical informatics (Healthcare Management, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Information Retrieval, Computer Literacy started, 10x10 Spanish version and HL7 introductory course) started in 2006 and were followed by more than 2266 students from all over the world, with an increase trend in foreign students. These educational activities have produced skilled human resources for the development and maintenance of the health informatics projects at our Hospital. In parallel, the number of students trained by e-learning continues to increase, demonstrating the worldwide need of knowledge in this field.

  4. Importance of the stomach in maintaining calcium homoeostasis in the rat.

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    Axelson, J; Persson, P; Gagnemo-Persson, R; Håkanson, R

    1991-01-01

    The stomach helps to maintain calcium homoeostasis by making dietary calcium accessible for uptake in the intestines, although the effect of the stomach on calcium homoeostasis is poorly understood. We examined the effect on blood calcium of gastric surgery in the rat. Within three weeks gastrectomy and fundectomy (excision of the acid producing part of the stomach) induced a slight lowering of the blood calcium concentration. When parathyroidectomy was combined with either gastrectomy or fundectomy the blood calcium concentrations promptly dropped to values lower than after parathyroidectomy alone. The mortality was close to 100% during the first three weeks after combined parathyroidectomy and gastric surgery. It was nil in rats subjected to parathyroidectomy alone. Gastrectomised rats absorbed Ca2+ better than unoperated control rats, possibly reflecting the fact that the serum 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D concentration was raised. Gastrectomised rats had a food intake that was about 70% of that in intact rats, and the amount of dietary calcium absorbed (net absorption per kg body weight) by the gastrectomised rats was approximately 65% of that in intact control rats. We conclude that the acid producing part of the stomach is important for calcium homoeostasis, since its removal induced lethal hypocalcaemia in parathyroidectomised rats. One possible explanation for the hypocalcaemia induced by gastrectomy is a progressive calcium deficit. In addition, the loss of calciotrophic hormones originating in the stomach may contribute. PMID:1752459

  5. External branch of the superior laryngeal nerve monitoring during thyroid and parathyroid surgery: International Neural Monitoring Study Group standards guideline statement.

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    Barczyński, Marcin; Randolph, Gregory W; Cernea, Claudio R; Dralle, Henning; Dionigi, Gianlorenzo; Alesina, Piero F; Mihai, Radu; Finck, Camille; Lombardi, Davide; Hartl, Dana M; Miyauchi, Akira; Serpell, Jonathan; Snyder, Samuel; Volpi, Erivelto; Woodson, Gayle; Kraimps, Jean Louis; Hisham, Abdullah N

    2013-09-01

    Intraoperative neural monitoring (IONM) during thyroid surgery has gained widespread acceptance as an adjunct to the gold standard of visual identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). Contrary to routine dissection of the RLN, most surgeons tend to avoid rather than routinely expose and identify the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) during thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy. IONM has the potential to be utilized for identification of the EBSLN and functional assessment of its integrity; therefore, IONM might contribute to voice preservation following thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy. We reviewed the literature and the cumulative experience of the multidisciplinary International Neural Monitoring Study Group (INMSG) with IONM of the EBSLN. A systematic search of the MEDLINE database (from 1950 to the present) with predefined search terms (EBSLN, superior laryngeal nerve, stimulation, neuromonitoring, identification) was undertaken and supplemented by personal communication between members of the INMSG to identify relevant publications in the field. The hypothesis explored in this review is that the use of a standardized approach to the functional preservation of the EBSLN can be facilitated by application of IONM resulting in improved preservation of voice following thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy. These guidelines are intended to improve the practice of neural monitoring of the EBSLN during thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy and to optimize clinical utility of this technique based on available evidence and consensus of experts. 5 Copyright © 2013 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

  6. Parathyroid gland removal

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    ... and will remove the diseased glands with the instruments. Endoscopic parathyroidectomy: Your surgeon will make two or three small cuts in the front of your neck and one cut above the top of your collarbone. This reduces visible scarring, pain, and recovery time. This cut is less than ...

  7. Functional metastatic parathyroid adenocarcinoma in a dog

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    Kishi, Erin N.; Holmes, Shannon P.; Abbott, Jeffrey R.; Bacon, Nicholas J.

    2014-01-01

    A 12-year-old dachshund dog was presented for persistent hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism despite bilateral parathyroidectomy. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head, neck, and cranial mediastinum identified an increased number of cranial mediastinal lymph nodes with heterogeneous signal intensity. Hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism resolved after surgery to remove multiple cranial mediastinal lymph nodes, one of which contained presumed metastatic parathyroid tissue. PMID:24688141

  8. Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Literature Review

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    Applewhite, Megan K.

    2014-01-01

    The biochemical profile of classic primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) consists of both elevated calcium and parathyroid hormone levels. The standard of care is parathyroidectomy unless prohibited by medical comorbidities. Because more patients are undergoing routine bone density evaluation and neck imaging studies for other purposes, there is a subset of people identified with a biochemically mild form of the pHPT that expresses itself as either elevated calcium or parathyroid hormone levels. These patients often do not fall into the criteria for operation based on the National Institutes of Health consensus guidelines, and they can present a challenge of diagnosis and management. The purpose of this paper is to review the available literature on mild pHPT in an effort to better characterize this patient population and to determine whether patients benefit from parathyroidectomy. Evidence suggests that there are patients with mild pHPT who have overt symptoms that are found to improve after parathyroidectomy. There is also a group of patients with biochemically mild pHPT who are found to progress to classic pHPT over time; however, it is not predictable which group of patients this will be. Early intervention for this group with mild pHPT may prevent progression of bone, psychiatric, and renal complications, and parathyroidectomy has proven safe in appropriately selected patients at high volume centers. PMID:25063228

  9. Brown tumor and staghorn calculi in primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Philip George, Arun Jacob; Banerji, John S

    2013-08-01

    A case of primary hyperparathyroidism with bilateral renal staghorn calculi and brown tumor right thumb is reported in these images, along with the appropriate sequential management. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)was done after management of hypercalcemia and after parathyroidectomy. This case highlights the need for urologists and general practitioners to have a holistic approach in patient management.

  10. Preoperative multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 diagnosis improves the surgical outcomes of pediatric patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Romero Arenas, Minerva A; Morris, Lilah F; Rich, Thereasa A; Cote, Gilbert J; Grubbs, Elizabeth G; Waguespack, Steven G; Perrier, Nancy D

    2014-04-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is uncommon in children. The surgical management of PHPT in children has evolved over the past two decades. A retrospective study of patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for PHPT diagnosed at age < 18 years and managed at a tertiary referral center for endocrine and familial disorders. Thirty-eight patients met eligibility criteria (1981-2012). Median age at PHPT diagnosis was 15 years. Two-thirds of patients were symptomatic (68%, n=26), most commonly from nephrolithiasis. Twenty-six (68%) patients underwent a standard cervical exploration while 32% underwent a focused unilateral parathyroidectomy. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) was diagnosed preoperatively in 22/26 patients. Patients with a preoperative diagnosis of MEN1 were more likely to undergo a complete initial operation (≥ 3 gland parathyroidectomy with transcervical thymectomy, 13/22, 59% vs. 0/4, 0%; P=0.03) and less likely to have recurrent disease (10/22, 45% vs. 3/4, 75%; P<0.001) during follow up than patients diagnosed postoperatively. Children with PHPT should raise suspicion for MEN1. Preoperative MEN1 evaluation helped guide the extent of initial parathyroidectomy and was associated with lower rates of recurrence in sporadic and familial PHPT in pediatric patients. Management should occur at a high volume center with experienced clinicians and genetic counseling services. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Multiple endocrine neoplasia phenocopy revealed as a co-occurring neuroendocrine tumor and familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia type 3.

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    Hovden, Silje; Jespersen, Marie Louise; Nissen, Peter H; Poulsen, Per Løgstrup; Rolighed, Lars; Ladefoged, Søren A; Rejnmark, Lars

    2016-10-01

    Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia type 3 should be considered as differential diagnosis in patients with suspected primary hyperparathyroidism and/or suspected multiple neoplasia syndrome, as correct diagnosis will spare the patients for going through multiple futile parathyroidectomies and for the worry of being diagnosed with a cancer susceptibility syndrome.

  12. Depression in primary hyperparathyroidism: prevalence and benefit of surgery.

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    Espiritu, Rachel P; Kearns, Ann E; Vickers, Kristin S; Grant, Clive; Ryu, Euijung; Wermers, Robert A

    2011-11-01

    Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) often report nonspecific symptoms including mood disturbances. The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of depression in PHP and assess its response to parathyroidectomy. A case-control study at a referral center in Rochester, MN, performed Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) assessments in observed (n = 81) and surgical (n = 88) PHP and benign nontoxic surgical thyroid disease (n = 85) at baseline and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery or the initial questionnaire in observed PHP. Baseline PHQ-9 scores and their response to surgery were evaluated. The groups were similar in gender and depression history, but PHP patients were older. Baseline PHQ-9 scores were 1.71 points higher in PHP than controls after adjusting for age and gender (P = .004). Clinically significant PHQ-9 scores (≥10) were twice as common in PHP (31.4%) compared with thyroid subjects (15.3%). Parathyroidectomy resulted in significant and sustained reductions in PHQ-9 scores, which were greater than observed PHP at all time points (P < .001). PHP patients with clinically significant PHQ-9 scores dropped to 7.4% (P < .001) and 7.6% (P < .001) at 1 month and 1 yr after parathyroidectomy. There were greater declines in PHQ-9 scores after parathyroidectomy at 1, 3, and 6 months (P < .001) and 1 yr (P = .061) compared with thyroid surgery. Depression is common in patients with PHP. Parathyroidectomy results in greater improvement in PHQ-9 scores compared with thyroid surgery or observation of PHP.

  13. A novel fully integrated handheld gamma camera

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    Massari, R.; Ucci, A.; Campisi, C.; Scopinaro, F.; Soluri, A.

    2016-10-01

    In this paper, we present an innovative, fully integrated handheld gamma camera, namely designed to gather in the same device the gamma ray detector with the display and the embedded computing system. The low power consumption allows the prototype to be battery operated. To be useful in radioguided surgery, an intraoperative gamma camera must be very easy to handle since it must be moved to find a suitable view. Consequently, we have developed the first prototype of a fully integrated, compact and lightweight gamma camera for radiopharmaceuticals fast imaging. The device can operate without cables across the sterile field, so it may be easily used in the operating theater for radioguided surgery. The prototype proposed consists of a Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) array coupled with a proprietary scintillation structure based on CsI(Tl) crystals. To read the SiPM output signals, we have developed a very low power readout electronics and a dedicated analog to digital conversion system. One of the most critical aspects we faced designing the prototype was the low power consumption, which is mandatory to develop a battery operated device. We have applied this detection device in the lymphoscintigraphy technique (sentinel lymph node mapping) comparing the results obtained with those of a commercial gamma camera (Philips SKYLight). The results obtained confirm a rapid response of the device and an adequate spatial resolution for the use in the scintigraphic imaging. This work confirms the feasibility of a small gamma camera with an integrated display. This device is designed for radioguided surgery and small organ imaging, but it could be easily combined into surgical navigation systems.

  14. Radio-localization of non-palpable breast lesions under ultrasonographic guidance: current status and future perspectives.

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    Follacchio, Giulia Anna; Monteleone, Francesco; Meggiorini, Maria Letizia; Nusiner, Maria Paola; De Felice, Carlo; De Vincentis, Giuseppe; Liberatore, Mauro

    2017-09-08

    Due to the spread of mammographic screening programs, a constant increase of clinically-occult breast cancer diagnosis has been registered. A correct approach to non-palpable breast lesions requires an accurate intra-operative localization in order to achieve a complete surgical resection. Aim of this paper is to describe the state of the art of the US-guided procedures such as Radio-guided Occult Lesion Localization (ROLL) and Radio-guided Seed Localization (RSL) in comparison to the most widely adopted Wire-Guided Localization (WGL). Links to full text papers and abstracts published in the last 25 years regarding localization of non-palpable breast lesions were researched using PubMed service of US National Library of Medicine. Using the term "non-palpable breast lesions localization", different localization techniques were considered and analyzed. Human studies, published in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish in journals with an impact factor index, were taken into account, independently of the type of article (clinical trial, review, editorial, etc.) or radiopharmaceutical used. Since the aim was to assess the clinical value of the procedures, a higher relevance was assigned to studies with significantly high number of patients and to those comparing at least two localization techniques. The reliability of each technique was evaluated taking into account several parameters such as correlation index between two localization procedures, risk of complications, lesion margin involvement, rate re-operation. Since their introduction in clinical practice, several randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses showed the accuracy and reliability of radio-guided procedures performed under ultrasonographic guidance. ROLL and RSL offer a practical approach to the management of clinically-occult breast lesions. Copyright© Bentham Science Publishers; For any queries, please email at epub@benthamscience.org.

  15. Nonspecific iodine accumulation in surgical suture material mimicking follicular thyroid cancer bone metastasis in (131)I scintigraphy.

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    Winkens, Thomas; Nietzsche, Sandor; Gottschaldt, Michael; Freesmeyer, Martin

    2014-02-01

    A 23-year-old man with follicular thyroid carcinoma and cervical lymph node metastases showed a clear I focus on the skull after radioiodine therapy; therefore, an osseous metastasis was suspected. I and MRI fusion suggested the I focus to be adjacent to an epicranial suture from an early childhood trepanation for epidural hematoma. Radio-guided surgery found dark brown material to be the source of the radiation and successfully removed the material. Subsequent electron microscopy revealed a thread within the dark brown material, suggesting suture material as the cause of I accumulation.

  16. Influence of a negative sestamibi scan on the decision for parathyroid operation by the endocrinologist and surgeon.

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    Wu, Susana; Hwang, Stephanie S; Haigh, Philip I

    2017-01-01

    It has been observed that negative sestamibi scans may impact practice patterns in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. However, there are no published data on the issue. The objective was to elucidate the influence of negative sestamibi scans on referrals by endocrinologists for parathyroidectomy and surgeon decision-making. All patients with primary hyperparathyroidism were identified within a region-wide health care system over a 2-year period. Data, including age, calcium, parathyroid hormone, renal function, bone density, and sestamibi scan results, were collected from the electronic medical record of all patients. The electronic referral system was used to track consultations with endocrinologists and surgeons. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was done to model factors involved in endocrinologist recommendations (referral or no referral to operation) and surgeon recommendations (parathyroidectomy or no parathyroidectomy). A total of 539 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism were identified, and 452 were seen by endocrinologists. Of these, 260 patients had sestamibi scans done (120 negative and 140 positive), and 201 (77%) patients were referred to surgeons. Compared with positive sestamibi scans, negative sestamibi scans were independently associated with no referral to surgeons, after adjusting for presence of classic symptoms, age, fitness for operation, calcium, parathyroid hormone, glomerular filtration rate, and bone density (odds ratio = 0.36; 95% confidence interval 0.18-0.73). Surgeons saw an additional 54 patients referred from nonendocrinologists or primary care physicians and sestamibi scans were completed. Surgeons recommended parathyroidectomy in 236 of the 255 patients. Negative sestamibi scans were independently associated with no recommendation for operation (odds ratio = 0.32; 95% confidence interval 0.11-0.91). Surgeons initially scheduled and completed parathyroidectomies in 211/255 patients. Cure rate after

  17. KCNE2 and the K+ channel

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    2012-01-01

    KCNE2, originally designated MinK-related peptide 1 (MiRP1), belongs to a five-strong family of potassium channel ancillary (β) subunits that, despite the diminutive size of the family and its members, has loomed large in the field of ion channel physiology. KCNE2 dictates K+ channel gating, conductance, α subunit composition, trafficking and pharmacology, and also modifies functional properties of monovalent cation-nonselective HCN channels. The Kcne2−/− mouse exhibits cardiac arrhythmia and hypertrophy, achlorhydria, gastric neoplasia, hypothyroidism, alopecia, stunted growth and choroid plexus epithelial dysfunction, illustrating the breadth and depth of the influence of KCNE2, mutations which are also associated with human cardiac arrhythmias. Here, the modus operandi and physiological roles of this potent regulator of membrane excitability and ion secretion are reviewed with particular emphasis on the ability of KCNE2 to shape the electrophysiological landscape of both excitable and non-excitable cells. PMID:22513486

  18. KCNE2 and the K (+) channel: the tail wagging the dog.

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    Abbott, Geoffrey W

    2012-01-01

    KCNE2, originally designated MinK-related peptide 1 (MiRP1), belongs to a five-strong family of potassium channel ancillary (β) subunits that, despite the diminutive size of the family and its members, has loomed large in the field of ion channel physiology. KCNE2 dictates K (+) channel gating, conductance, α subunit composition, trafficking and pharmacology, and also modifies functional properties of monovalent cation-nonselective HCN channels. The Kcne2 (-/-) mouse exhibits cardiac arrhythmia and hypertrophy, achlorhydria, gastric neoplasia, hypothyroidism, alopecia, stunted growth and choroid plexus epithelial dysfunction, illustrating the breadth and depth of the influence of KCNE2, mutations which are also associated with human cardiac arrhythmias. Here, the modus operandi and physiological roles of this potent regulator of membrane excitability and ion secretion are reviewed with particular emphasis on the ability of KCNE2 to shape the electrophysiological landscape of both excitable and non-excitable cells.

  19. 3-D localization of gamma ray sources with coded apertures for medical applications

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    Kaissas, I.; Papadimitropoulos, C.; Karafasoulis, K.; Potiriadis, C.; Lambropoulos, C. P.

    2015-09-01

    Several small gamma cameras for radioguided surgery using CdTe or CdZnTe have parallel or pinhole collimators. Coded aperture imaging is a well-known method for gamma ray source directional identification, applied in astrophysics mainly. The increase in efficiency due to the substitution of the collimators by the coded masks renders the method attractive for gamma probes used in radioguided surgery. We have constructed and operationally verified a setup consisting of two CdTe gamma cameras with Modified Uniform Redundant Array (MURA) coded aperture masks of rank 7 and 19 and a video camera. The 3-D position of point-like radioactive sources is estimated via triangulation using decoded images acquired by the gamma cameras. We have also developed code for both fast and detailed simulations and we have verified the agreement between experimental results and simulations. In this paper we present a simulation study for the spatial localization of two point sources using coded aperture masks with rank 7 and 19.

  20. Intraoperative gamma hand-held probe navigation in resection of osteoid osteoma tumor--report of two cases.

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    Cengić, Tomislav; Corluka, Stipe; Petrović, Tadija; Baranović, Senka; Kovacić, Ksenija; Kolundzić, Robert

    2013-06-01

    Two cases of osteoid osteoma tumor (OO) are presented and our early experience with intraoperative gamma probing to localize OO during surgery is reported. The concept of radioguided surgery was developed 60 years ago and the gamma detection probe technology for radioguided biopsy and/or resection of bone lesions has been applied since the early 1980s. Bone scintigraphy is very important for initial diagnosis of OO with almost 100% sensitivity. The bone scan finding is specific, with so called double density appearance, very intense accumulation of radiopharmaceutical in the nidus and therefore great difference between the nidus and the surrounding healthy bone, thus making possible to treat this lesion with probe guided surgery. Three phase bone scintigraphy and single photon emission computed tomography were conducted in our patients for initial diagnosis of OO. A second bone scintigraphy was performed before surgery. The surgery followed 12-15 hours later by intraoperative nidus detection with a hand-held gamma probe. Gamma hand-held probe is a system that detects gamma photons. The count rate in the nidus area on the day of surgery was 3 to 4 times higher than in the healthy bone area. Drilling was performed until the counts decreased to the level of the surrounding bone counts, thereby confirming complete excision. This is the method of choice for minimizing bone resection, the risk of pathologic fracture, the need of bone grafting, and reducing the period of convalescence. Evidence for the treatment efficiency is pain disappearance after the surgery.

  1. Efficacy of transforaminal versus interspinous corticosteroid injectionin discal radiculalgia - a prospective, randomised, double-blind study.

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    Thomas, E; Cyteval, C; Abiad, L; Picot, M C; Taourel, P; Blotman, F

    2003-10-01

    A prospective, randomised, double-blind study was carried out to compare the respective efficacies of transforaminal and interspinous epidural corticosteroid injections in discal radiculalgia. Thirty-one patients (18 females, 13 males) with discal radicular pain of less than 3 months' duration were consecutively randomised to receive either radio-guided transforaminal or blindly performed interspinous epidural corticosteroid injections. Post-treatment outcome was evaluated clinically at 6 and 30 days, and then at 6 months, but only by mailed questionnaire. At day 6, the between-group difference was significantly in favour of the transforaminal group with respect to Schober's index, finger-to-floor distance, daily activities, and work and leisure activities on the Dallas pain scale. At day 30, pain relief was significantly better in the transforaminal group. At month 6, answers to the mailed questionnaire still showed significantly better results for transforaminal injection concerning pain, daily activities, work and leisure activities and anxiety and depression, with a decline in the Roland-Morris score. In recent discal radiculalgia, the efficacy of radio-guided transforaminal epidural corticosteroid injections was higher than that obtained with blindly-performed interspinous injections.

  2. Management of occult adrenocorticotropin-secreting bronchial carcinoids: limits of endocrine testing and imaging techniques.

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    Loli, P; Vignati, F; Grossrubatscher, E; Dalino, P; Possa, M; Zurleni, F; Lomuscio, G; Rossetti, O; Ravini, M; Vanzulli, A; Bacchetta, C; Galli, C; Valente, D

    2003-03-01

    The differential diagnosis and the identification of the source of ACTH in occult ectopic Cushing's syndrome due to a bronchial carcinoid still represents a challenge for the endocrinologist. We report our experience in six patients with occult bronchial carcinoid in whom extensive hormonal, imaging, and scintigraphic evaluation was performed. All patients presented with hypercortisolism associated with high plasma ACTH values. The CRH test and high dose dexamethasone suppression test suggested an ectopic source of ACTH in three of six patients. During bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling, none of the patients showed a central to peripheral ACTH gradient. At the time of diagnosis, none of the patients had radiological evidence of the ectopic source of ACTH, whereas pentetreotide scintigraphy identified the lesion in two of four patients. Finally, a chest computed tomography scan revealed the presence of a bronchial lesion in all patients, and pentetreotide scintigraphy identified four of six lesions. In all patients a bronchial carcinoid was found and removed. In one patient with scintigraphic evidence of residual disease after two operations, radioguided surgery, using a hand-held gamma probe after iv administration of radiolabeled pentetreotide, was performed; this allowed detection and removal of residual multiple mediastinal lymph node metastases. In conclusion, our data show that there is not a single endocrine test or imaging procedure accurate enough to diagnose and localize occult ectopic ACTH-secreting bronchial carcinoids. Radioguided surgery appears to be promising in the presence of multiple tumor foci and previous incomplete removal of the tumor.

  3. Identification of drought-responsive microRNAs and their targets in Ammopiptanthus mongolicus by using high-throughput sequencing

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    Gao, Fei; Wang, Ning; Li, Huayun; Liu, Jisheng; Fu, Chenxi; Xiao, Zihua; Wei, Chunxiang; Lu, Xiaoduo; Feng, Jinchao; Zhou, Yijun

    2016-01-01

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate target gene expression to modulate plant growth, development, and biotic and abiotic stress response at the post-transcriptional level. Ammopiptanthus mongolicus, an ecologically important desert plant, is increasingly used as a model for studying stress tolerance in plants. The miRNA-mediated gene regulatory network might remarkably contribute to the high stress tolerance of A. mongolicus. However, a genome-wide identification of miRNAs and their targets is still lacking in A. mongolicus. In this study, 170 conserved and 156 non-conserved miRNAs were identified in A. mongolicus. We experimentally identified 298 miRNA-target pairs from the degradome data. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analyses identified 28 drought-responsive miRNAs in leaves and 15 in roots. Some characteristics of the miRNA-mediated regulatory network were found in A. mongolicus. Multiple miRNAs, including 2 newly identified non-conserved miRNAs, miR-P11 and miR-P14, generated from the precursors of miR169, were found to be involved in drought stress response. Further, miR2118 and miR858 participated in drought stress response by up-regulating OZF1 gene and certain MYB genes that were involved in the regulation of flavonol biosynthesis in A. mongolicus. The findings of this study might provide new insights for understanding the functions of miRNA in stress response in plants. PMID:27698373

  4. Pectus excavatum repair from a plastic surgeon’s perspective

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    2016-01-01

    Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) or similar procedures for pectus excavatum (PE) repair, nowadays no longer performed by one single speciality, may not always achieve sufficient aesthetic results, particularly in the infrapectoral or infraxiphoidal region. Reasons for this include the diaphragm inhibiting correct positioning of the bars, as well as asymmetric deformities which may still be present after remodelling attempts. Furthermore, some cases develop a mild recurrence or partial concavity once the correction bar is removed. However, any secondary re-do MIRPE procedure remains risky because of adhesions between the pleura, lung, pericardium, thoracic wall as residuals from the primary intervention. Treatment options as secondary correction for these deformities may include open access surgery, resection or reshaping of deformed costal cartilage. Moreover, augmentation of a residual concave area can be achieved by autologous transplantation of resected over-abundant cartilage, as well as by liposhifting or implantation of customized alloplastics. A physician dealing with PE corrections should be familiar with various shaping and complementary reconstructive techniques in order to provide the best options for a variety of expressions of anterior wall deformities. Among treating surgeons, there is an awareness that no single method can be applied for every kind of funnel chest deformity. An appropriate technique, either as a single approach for the ordinary deformities or in conjunction with ancillary procedures for the intricate cases, should be selected carefully based on the heterogeneity of symptoms, severity, expectations and surgical skill in addition to the available equipment. Out of a variety of such ancillary procedures available and based on experience within general plastic reconstructive surgery, some techniques for PE repair are explained and illustrated here with their advantages and disadvantages. PMID:27747184

  5. Pectus excavatum repair from a plastic surgeon's perspective.

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    Schwabegger, Anton H

    2016-09-01

    Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) or similar procedures for pectus excavatum (PE) repair, nowadays no longer performed by one single speciality, may not always achieve sufficient aesthetic results, particularly in the infrapectoral or infraxiphoidal region. Reasons for this include the diaphragm inhibiting correct positioning of the bars, as well as asymmetric deformities which may still be present after remodelling attempts. Furthermore, some cases develop a mild recurrence or partial concavity once the correction bar is removed. However, any secondary re-do MIRPE procedure remains risky because of adhesions between the pleura, lung, pericardium, thoracic wall as residuals from the primary intervention. Treatment options as secondary correction for these deformities may include open access surgery, resection or reshaping of deformed costal cartilage. Moreover, augmentation of a residual concave area can be achieved by autologous transplantation of resected over-abundant cartilage, as well as by liposhifting or implantation of customized alloplastics. A physician dealing with PE corrections should be familiar with various shaping and complementary reconstructive techniques in order to provide the best options for a variety of expressions of anterior wall deformities. Among treating surgeons, there is an awareness that no single method can be applied for every kind of funnel chest deformity. An appropriate technique, either as a single approach for the ordinary deformities or in conjunction with ancillary procedures for the intricate cases, should be selected carefully based on the heterogeneity of symptoms, severity, expectations and surgical skill in addition to the available equipment. Out of a variety of such ancillary procedures available and based on experience within general plastic reconstructive surgery, some techniques for PE repair are explained and illustrated here with their advantages and disadvantages.

  6. Postoperative pain management in pediatric patients undergoing minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum: the role of intercostal block.

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    Lukosiene, Laura; Rugyte, Danguole Ceslava; Macas, Andrius; Kalibatiene, Lina; Malcius, Dalius; Barauskas, Vidmantas

    2013-12-01

    There are no published data regarding value of intercostal block following pectus excavatum repair. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of intercostal block in children following minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE). Forty-five patients given patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with morphine postoperatively were studied. Twenty-six patients were given bilateral intercostal blocks after induction of anesthesia (PCA-IB group), and nineteen patients were retrospective controls without regional blockade (PCA group). All patients were followed up 24 h postoperatively. A loading dose of morphine (0,1±0,49 mg/kg) before starting PCA was used in seventeen patients in PCA group vs. no patient in PCA-IB group. Cumulative used morphine doses were lower up to 12 h after surgery in PCA-IB group (0,29±0,08 μg/kg) than in the PCA group (0,46±0,18 μg/kg), p<0,01. There were no differences in pain scores, oxygen saturation values, sedation scores, and the incidence of pulmonary adverse events between the two groups. There was a tendency towards less morphine-related adverse effects in PCA-IB group compared to PCA group (p<0,05). No complications related to the intercostal blocks were observed. Bilateral intercostal blocks following MIRPE are safe and easy to perform and can diminish postoperative opioid requirement. Double-blind randomized study is required to confirm the potential to diminish opioid related side effects. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Silymarin ameliorates fructose induced insulin resistance syndrome by reducing de novo hepatic lipogenesis in the rat.

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    Prakash, Prem; Singh, Vishal; Jain, Manish; Rana, Minakshi; Khanna, Vivek; Barthwal, Manoj Kumar; Dikshit, Madhu

    2014-03-15

    High dietary fructose causes insulin resistance syndrome (IRS), primarily due to simultaneous induction of genes involved in glucose, lipid and mitochondrial oxidative metabolism. The present study evaluates effect of a hepatoprotective agent, silymarin (SYM) on fructose-induced metabolic abnormalities in the rat and also assessed the associated thrombotic complications. Wistar rats were kept on high fructose (HFr) diet throughout the 12-week study duration (9 weeks of HFr feeding and subsequently 3 weeks of HFr plus SYM oral administration [once daily]). SYM treatment significantly reduced the HFr diet-induced increase expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator (PGC)-1α/β, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-α, forkhead box protein O1 (FOXO1), sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP)-1c, liver X receptor (LXR)-β, fatty acid synthase (FAS) and PPARγ genes in rat liver. SYM also reduced HFr diet mediated increase in plasma triglycerides (TG), non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA), uric acid, malondialdehyde (MDA), total nitrite and pro-inflammatory cytokines (C-reactive protein [CRP], interleukin-6 [IL-6], interferon-gamma [IFN-γ] and tumor necrosis factor [TNF]) levels. Moreover, SYM ameliorated HFr diet induced reduction in glucose utilization and endothelial dysfunction. Additionally, SYM significantly reduced platelet activation (adhesion and aggregation), prolonged ferric chloride-induced blood vessel occlusion time and protected against exacerbated myocardial ischemia reperfusion (MI-RP) injury. SYM treatment prevented HFr induced mRNA expression of hepatic PGC-1α/β and also its target transcription factors which was accompanied with recovery in insulin sensitivity and reduced propensity towards thrombotic complications and aggravated MI-RP injury.

  8. Recurrent hyperparathyroidism due to proliferation of autotransplanted parathyroid tissue in a multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A patient

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    Kim, Bong Kyun; Lee, Jina

    2016-01-01

    About 20%–30% of all cases of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) is accompanied by primary hyperparathyroidism. These patients undergo parathyroidectomy and, if needed, autotransplantation. In rare cases, autotransplanted parathyroid tissues can cause hypoparathyroidism due to failure of transplantation or hyperparathyroidism due to proliferation of the transplanted tissue. A 68-year-old female with MEN 2A underwent left adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma 15 years prior to presentation and total thyroidectomy, central and right lateral neck lymph node dissection, and subtotal parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation for medullary thyroid cancer and primary hyperparathyroidism 6 years previous. Recently, a doubtful parathyroid adenoma was detected in the left sternocleidomastoid muscle on ultrasonography and on an additional sestamibi scan. The mass was excised and histologically confirmed as parathyroid adenoma. This is a very rare case, and it suggests that long-term regular monitoring of serum calcium and intact parathyroid hormone levels is necessary after parathyroid autotransplantation. PMID:27617256

  9. Intrathyroidal parathyroid hyperplasia in tertiary hyperparathyroidism

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    Kim, Byung Seup; Ryu, Han Suk; Kang, Kyung Ho; Park, Sung Jun

    2013-01-01

    We report herein a case of intrathyroidal parathyroid hyperplasia in a patient with tertiary hyperparathyroidism. The patient was recommended for parathyroidectomy due to sustained hypercalcemia after kidney transplantation. Preoperative radiologic evaluations showed a benign-looking thyroid mass and three enlarged parathyroid glands. Intraoperative intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) level and frozen biopsy results indicated a missed parathyroid gland after immediate subtotal parathyroidectomy. Then, a secondary partial resection of thyroid including the thyroid nodule was performed. An excised intrathyroid nodule was diagnosed to be parathyroid hyperplasia by frozen biopsy, and intraoperative iPTH level abruptly decreased. A benign-looking thyroidal mass in patients with secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism should be carefully evaluated considering the possibility of an intrathyroidal parathyroid hyperplasia. PMID:24964443

  10. Role of SPECT and SPECT/CT in the Surgical Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

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    Taubman, Michele L.; Goldfarb, Melanie; Lew, John I.

    2011-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia in the outpatient population. This condition is usually the result of a single hyperfunctioning parathyroid gland. Targeted parathyroidectomy guided by intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring (IPM) through a small cervical incision has replaced traditional bilateral neck exploration (BNE) as the initial approach in the surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism at many medical centers worldwide. Preoperative sestamibi-technetium 99m scintigraphy serves as an important prerequisite for successful targeted parathyroidectomy. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and CT fusion, however, is a recent imaging technique that provides a three-dimensional functional image with advanced contrast resolution to greatly improve preoperative localization of parathyroid tumors. PMID:21776381

  11. [Brown tumor of the maxilla in patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism].

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    Jović, Nebojsa; Kozomara, Ruzica; Stosić, Srboljub; Broćić, Miroslav; Hrvacević, Rajko; Ilić, Srbislav

    2004-01-01

    Brown tumor or parathyroid osteopathy is a kind of bony lesion caused by hyperparathyroidism. It appears as an expansive osteolytic lesion mostly in mandible, ribs, pelvis and femur, but rarely in the upper jaw. Bone resorption is the result of osteoclastic activity due to an increased activity of parathyroid hormone. A 25-years-old male patient was operated on due to clinicaly and radiographicaly obvious maxillary tumor and increased values of parathyroid hormon (PTH-1 050 ng/l). The level of calcium in blood was normal (Ca 2.34 mEq/L). The patient was dialyzed for years because of the chronic renal failure. Histopathologic analysis confirmed brown tumor, that appeared as bony lesion of secondary hyperparathyroidism due to the chronic renal failure. The operation of the upper jaw had been performed before parathyroidectomy, due to an excessive growth of tumor followed by heavy epistaxes. The subsequent parathyroidectomy was followed by the regression of remaining bony lesions.

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    De Crea, C.; Traini, E.; Oragano, L.; Bellantone, C.; Raffaelli, M.; Lombardi, C.P.

    2012-01-01

    SUMMARY Brown tumours (BT), an expression of osteitis fibrosa cystic due to primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT), can occasionally be mistaken for malignancy. Among 615 patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for pHPT in our institution, the medical records of three patients affected by BT were reviewed. The first patient underwent surgical removal of the orbital mass for a suspected lachrymal gland neoplasm. The remaining two patients underwent, respectively, leg amputation and femur resection for a suspected bone malignancy. Final histology showed a BT in three cases. All three patients were admitted to our Division and underwent successful parathyroidectomy for parathyroid adenoma in two cases and for parathyroid carcinoma in the remaining case. When faced with an osteolithic bone lesion, complete evaluation of medical history, biochemical and radiographic findings can help to reach a correct diagnosis and avoid unnecessary bone resections. PMID:23349562

  13. Primary hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy: a case series and literature review.

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    Gokkaya, Naile; Gungor, Adem; Bilen, Arzu; Bilen, Habib; Gviniashvili, Darina; Karadeniz, Yusuf

    2016-10-01

    Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHP) in pregnancy constitutes a serious danger to mother and fetus. The diagnosis of PHP in pregnancy presents a challenge, and PHP commonly goes unidentified and untreated in pregnancy. We present four case reports about patients having PHP, which is very rare condition in pregnancy and their treatment modalities. Three patients, not to be controlled biochemically, denied the parathyroidectomy operation although they are informed about the details of their disease. They are followed up with medical therapy. The first one had no maternal or fetal complications, the second one acquired nephrolithiasis crisis in the last trimester and the third one gave birth to a premature baby who succumbed to tetany. The fourth patient who underwent parathyroidectomy operation in the second trimester had no maternal or fetal complications. PHP in pregnancy is a preventable cause of fetal and maternal mortality and morbidity. Thus, suspecting from PHP during the pregnancy and early diagnosis is critically important in terms of maternal and fetal wellness.

  14. Parathyroid gland of the freshwater snake Natrix piscator Schneider.

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    Singh, R; Kar, I

    1983-07-01

    The structure and function of the parathyroid glands of freshwater snake, Natrix piscator, were studied. N. piscator has two pairs of parathyroid glands which are composed of cell cords of typical endocrine appearance, and follicles are absent. Parathyroidectomy was followed by significant (P less than 0.001) hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia throughout the 5th week of experimental period. Following parathyroidectomy, calcium and phosphate concentrations in bone were significantly (P less than 0.05) increased after 5 weeks; however, these values in muscle were not significantly changed. Tetany was also observed in parathyroidectomized snakes. Histological structure and function of the glands do not appear to vary seasonally. Administration of parathyroid gland extract of this ophidian reptile into rats caused significant (P less than 0.05) elevation of serum calcium.

  15. The role of radionuclide imaging in the surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Hindié, Elif; Zanotti-Fregonara, Paolo; Tabarin, Antoine; Rubello, Domenico; Morelec, Isabelle; Wagner, Tristan; Henry, Jean-François; Taïeb, David

    2015-05-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is a frequent and potentially debilitating endocrine disorder for which surgery is the only curative treatment. The modalities of parathyroid surgery have changed over the last 2 decades, as conventional bilateral neck exploration is no longer the only surgical approach. Parathyroid scintigraphy plays a major role in defining the surgical strategy, given its ability to orient a targeted (focused) parathyroidectomy and to recognize ectopic locations or multiglandular disease. This review, which represents a collaborative effort between nuclear physicians, endocrinologists, and endocrine surgeons, emphasizes the importance of performing imaging before any surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism, even in the case of conventional bilateral neck exploration. We discuss the advantages and drawbacks of targeted parathyroidectomy and the performance of various scintigraphic protocols to guide limited surgery. We also discuss the optimal strategy to localize the offending gland before reoperation for persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism. Finally, we describe the potential applications of novel PET tracers, with special emphasis on (18)F-fluorocholine.

  16. Vignette Hyperparathyroidism: Glimpse Into Its History

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    Dorairajan, N.; Pradeep, P.V.

    2014-01-01

    The parathyroid gland was first described by Sir Richard Owen. Ivor Sandstrom coined the term glandulae parathyroidiae. Vassale and Generali Francesco observed that tetany occurs following parathyroidectomy. Harald Salvesen firmly established the relationship of the parathyroid gland to calcium metabolism. A patient with skeletal disease and a tumor near the parathyroid gland was described by Max Askanazy in 1904. Schlagenhaufer suggested in 1915 that in an attempt to cure bone disease, solitary parathyroid enlargement, if present, should be excised. The term hyperparathyroidism (HPT) was coined by Henry Dixon and colleagues. The parathyroid surgeries on Albert J. and Charles Martell were the first experience with successful parathyroidectomy. From a grossly symptomatic disease of bones, stones, abdominal groans, and psychic moans, HPT has evolved into asymptomatic HPT. Improvements in knowledge about the pathology of parathyroid diseases, including the genetic basis of HPT, and advances in the surgical techniques have brought about changes in the management of HPT over the decades. PMID:25216416

  17. Cervical SPECT Camera for Parathyroid Imaging

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    None, None

    2012-08-31

    Primary hyperparathyroidism characterized by one or more enlarged parathyroid glands has become one of the most common endocrine diseases in the world affecting about 1 per 1000 in the United States. Standard treatment is highly invasive exploratory neck surgery called Parathyroidectomy. The surgery has a notable mortality rate because of the close proximity to vital structures. The move to minimally invasive parathyroidectomy is hampered by the lack of high resolution pre-surgical imaging techniques that can accurately localize the parathyroid with respect to surrounding structures. We propose to develop a dedicated ultra-high resolution (~ 1 mm) and high sensitivity (10x conventional camera) cervical scintigraphic imaging device. It will be based on a multiple pinhole-camera SPECT system comprising a novel solid state CZT detector that offers the required performance. The overall system will be configured to fit around the neck and comfortably image a patient.

  18. Skeletal changes after restoration of the euparathyroid state in patients with hypoparathyroidism and primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Cipriani, Cristiana; Abraham, Alice; Silva, Barbara C; Cusano, Natalie E; Rubin, Mishaela R; McMahon, Donald J; Zhang, Chengchen; Hans, Didier; Silverberg, Shonni J; Bilezikian, John P

    2017-02-01

    Restoration of the euparathyroid state is associated with improvement of bone dynamics both in hypoparathyroidism and primary hyperparathyroidism. To date, no study has directly compared these two groups following correction of parathyroid hormone excess or deficiency. The study was designed to investigate changes in bone mineral density and trabecular bone score with restoration of the euparathyroid state by parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism or recombinant parathyroid hormone [rhPTH(1-84)] replacement in hypoparathyroidism. This was a 2-year prospective intervention study in which we evaluated areal bone mineral density by DXA and trabecular bone score in 52 hypoparathyroid patients on rhPTH(1-84) replacement and 27 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent parathyroidectomy. We evaluated changes in areal bone mineral density by DXA and trabecular bone score at baseline, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. After parathyroidectomy, areal bone mineral density increased from baseline at the lumbar spine and total hip at 6 months and at the femoral neck at 12 months, while there were no changes at the distal 1/3 radius. Treatment with rhPTH(1-84) was associated with significant increases in lumbar spine and decreases in distal 1/3 radius areal bone mineral density by 18 months in hypoparathyroid patients. At this time point, hypoparathyroid subjects demonstrated a significant increase in trabecular bone score from baseline, while there were no significant changes in trabecular bone score following parathyroidectomy. Bone mineral density increases both with administration of parathyroid hormone in a state of parathyroid hormone deficiency or removal of parathyroid hormone in a state of parathyroid hormone excess. However, only hypoparathyroid patients on rhPTH(1-84) appeared to have improvements in micro-architectural pattern as assessed by trabecular bone score.

  19. A HISTOPATHOLOGICAL AUDIT OF HYPERPARATHYROIDISM IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN SETTING.

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    Hoosain, A; Luvhengo, T E; Mitchell, C; Schamm, M

    2017-06-01

    Hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder. Parathyroidectomy is indicated for primary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism. Parathyroid adenoma is the cause in close to 85% of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism. An audit based on histopathology records of patients who had parathyroidectomy from January 2011 to December 2015 in academic hospitals linked to Wits was conducted. Data collected included patients' demographics and histopathological findings. Categorical data was expressed in number and percentage whereas the mean or median if appropriate was used for continuous data. Chi-square test was used for comparison and a p-value was set at less than 0.05 for significance. The study was partly done by GEMP 3 students and permission to conduct the study was received from HREC at Wits (M160477). A total of 69 records were found of which 67.6% (46/68) were females. Average age for females was 55.0 years (range 25-83) whereas for males was 60.0 years (25-80). Parathyroid adenoma was reported in 75.4% and 69.6% of specimen from females and males, respectively. In 1.5% (1/86) the resected parathyroid was reported to be normal. Concomitant thyroidectomy was done in 17.4% (8/46) of specimens from females and 8.7% (2/23) from males. Male patients with hyperparathyroidism present at younger age compared to females. Fewer than expected parathyroidectomies for primary hyperparathyroidism are being performed in the Wits circuit. The commonest findings following parathyroidectomy is parathyroid adenoma. No case of parathyroid cancer was reported. Concomitant thyroidectomy is likely in females.

  20. Research in Biological and Medical Sciences Including Biochemistry, Communicable Disease and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Physiology, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Veterinary Medicine. Volume 1

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    1974-06-30

    have been made to cause the S-122 to make the measurements necessary for rotational correlation time analysis. This removes sources of error...of surface area as compared to porous glass beads causes any difficulties in obtaining antigen excess for any soluble antigens tested. 2. Removal of... distal phosphate reabsorption following acute parathyroidectomy was the thick ascending limb of Henle the addition of ethacrynic acid should have caused

  1. An Unusual Presentation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Pathological Fracture

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    Khaoula, Ben Abdelghani; Kaouther, Ben Abdelghani; Ines, Chelly; Sami, Turki; Zakraoui, Leith; Khedher, Adel

    2011-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism revealed by a pathological fracture is very uncommon. We present a case of a 54-year-old female patient who was admitted with fracture of her right femur. She underwent closed intramedullary reconstruction nailing with bipolar locking. The pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism with brown tumor. Further tests showed increased both calcium level and PTH level. A parathyroidectomy was performed. She made an uneventful recovery and was discharged to home. PMID:23198216

  2. Primary hyperparathyroidism associated to thrombocytopenia: an issue to consider?

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    De Keukeleire, Steven; Muylle, Kristoff; Tsoumalis, Georgios; Vermeulen, Stefan; Vogelaers, Dirk

    2017-01-01

    Summary Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is probably the most common endocrine disorder of the parathyroid glands, causing hypercalcemia. It is diagnosed often in persons with elevated serum calcium levels. However, hematological manifestations, such as thrombocytopenia are less known. In this case we describe the possible association of PHPT with reversible thrombocytopenia after parathyroidectomy. This hematological abnormality can be included in the spectrum of possible causes, including seemingly non-specific symptoms, in the decision tree towards surgical assessment. PMID:28740534

  3. Brown tumor of the patella caused by primary hyperparathyroidism: a case report.

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    Irie, Tomoko; Mawatari, Taro; Ikemura, Satoshi; Matsui, Gen; Iguchi, Takahiro; Mitsuyasu, Hiroaki

    2015-01-01

    It has been reported that the common sites of brown tumors are the jaw, pelvis, ribs, femurs and clavicles. We report our experience in a case of brown tumor of the patella caused by primary hyperparathyroidism. An initial radiograph and CT showed an osteolytic lesion and MR images showed a mixed solid and multiloculated cystic tumor in the right patella. One month after the parathyroidectomy, rapid bone formation was observed on both radiographs and CT images.

  4. Is intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring necessary in symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism with concordant imaging?

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    Nair, C. Gopalakrishnan; Babu, Misha J. C.; Jacob, Pradeep; Menon, Riju; Mathew, Jimmy

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is still seen frequently in referral centers all over India. These patients require parathyroidectomy and this study aimed to assess the roll of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) assay when concordant results of two localization studies were available. Study Design: We analyzed the case records of patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for PHPT from January 2005 to June 2015. Results: Of 143 patients included in the study, technetium 99m methoxyisobutylisonitrate dual phase scintigraphy showed true positive images in 93.7% and high definition ultrasonography in 84.6% of patients. Concordance in localization studies was observed in 121 (84.6%) patients, successful parathyroidectomy was done in 117 (96.7%) patients with concordant localization studies. Intraoperative PTH monitoring showed 97.84% sensitivity and 75% specificity and predicted failure in 2 patients with concordant imaging. However, re-exploration was not successful in these patients. Conclusion: When concordant result is available between parathyroid scintigraphy and anatomical imaging surgical cure rate is high in trained hands. Re-exploration is unlikely to be successful since these patients require higher imaging. PMID:27366718

  5. A summary of the new phenomenon of normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism and appropriate management.

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    Carneiro-Pla, Denise; Solorzano, Carmen

    2012-01-01

    The phenomenon of normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism (NCHPT) remains largely unknown and not well understood. Recently, with more investigators reporting on the subject, NCHPT has been proposed to be a precursor of the classic hypercalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT). This manuscript will discuss the most recent findings regarding the diagnosis, natural history, treatment and follow-up of NCHPT. Approximately 1-4% of patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for HPT are normocalcemic before surgery. To date, observation appears to be a well tolerated approach, as long as these patients remain normocalcemic. When patients with NCHPT are followed for an average of 4 years, 22% will progress to hypercalcemia. In some instances, NCHPT may be treated with parathyroidectomy, but the indications and long-term outcome for this approach are unknown. This condition is now being diagnosed more frequently. Patients with vitamin D deficiency, mild renal dysfunction, and urinary calcium leak are often mislabeled as having NCHPT and these conditions should always be excluded and medically treated. There is some evidence that parathyroidectomy may be beneficial when NCHPT patients are properly selected. The authors suggest caution when approaching these patients surgically because multiglandular disease and operative failure may be more common in these rare patients.

  6. Cardiovascular risk factors in patients with asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    García-Martín, Antonia; Reyes-García, Rebeca; García-Castro, José Miguel; Quesada-Charneco, Miguel; Escobar-Jiménez, Fernando; Muñoz-Torres, Manuel

    2014-12-01

    Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), even asymptomatic, have an increased cardiovascular risk. However, data on reversibility or improvement of cardiovascular disorders with surgery are controversial. Our aims were to assess the prevalence of classic cardiovascular risk factors in patients with asymptomatic PHP, to explore their relationship with calcium and PTH levels, and analyze the effect of parathyroidectomy on those cardiovascular risk factors. A retrospective, observational study of two groups of patients with asymptomatic PHP: 40 patients on observation and 33 patients who underwent surgery. Clinical and biochemical data related to PHP and various cardiovascular risk factors were collected from all patients at baseline and one year after surgery in the operated patients. A high prevalence of obesity (59.9%), type 2 diabetes mellitus (25%), high blood pressure (47.2%), and dyslipidemia (44.4%) was found in the total sample, with no difference between the study groups. Serum calcium and PTH levels positively correlated with BMI (r=.568, P=.011, and r=.509, P=.026 respectively) in non-operated patients. One year after parathyroidectomy, no improvement occurred in the cardiovascular risk factors considered. Our results confirm the high prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, and dyslipidemia in patients with asymptomatic PHP. However, parathyroidectomy did not improve these cardiovascular risk factors. Copyright © 2014 SEEN. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  7. Hypercalcitoninemia associated with return of serum calcium concentration toward normal in chronically parathyroidectomized rats.

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    Peng, T C; Garner, S C

    1979-06-01

    In chronically parathyroidectomized male Fischer and Holtzman rats, we found a progressive rise in the levels of serum immunoreactive calcitonin (CT) despite hypocalcemia. The rise was preceded by an increase in the thyroidal CT concentration (determined by RIA) and hyperplasia of C cells (determined by the immunoperoxidase bridge technique). In association with the rise in serum CT, we also observed a return of serum Ca toward normal levels, which the evidence suggests was not due to compensatory regeneration of parathyroid remnants after incomplete parathyroidectomy. It also is unlikely that ectopic parathyroid tissue was responsible for the return of serum Ca toward normal. Since the increase in serum CT after parathyroidectomy coincided with the return of serum Ca toward normal, we postulate that a gradual rise in serum Ca in chronically parathyroidectomized rats might stimulate the "CT-saturated" thyroid glands to release CT, thus leading to a progressive increase in serum CT. Alternatively, it is possible that the increase in serum CT after parathyroidectomy may be due in part simply to nonspecific leakage of CT from the "CT-saturated" thyroid glands.

  8. A case report on acute severe hyponatraemia following parathyroid surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism—A rare but life threatening complication

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    Hillary, S.L.; Hemead, H.; Berthoud, M.; Balasubramanian, S.P.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Parathyroidectomy is a common operation, which is well tolerated and associated with low morbidity. Patients are usually discharged within 24 hours of surgery. Severe postoperative hyponatraemia is a rare complication which can cause significant morbidity including seizure, coma, respiratory arrest and even death. Presentation of case We present two patients with clinically significant hyponatremia resulting in seizures and collapse within 24 hours after parathyroidectomy, an unreported complication following surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism. One patient required support on the High Dependency Unit and both were treated with fluid restriction which resulted in correction of their electrolyte balance. Discussion We believe this was caused by the relative inability to secrete a water load after surgery and non-psychogenic polydipsia. Preoperatively, neither patient was prescribed any routine medications nor did they have any risk factors for hyponatremia. Both had normal preoperative sodium levels. It is usual practice is to advise patients to increase oral water intake when they are hypercalcaemic. The aim of parathyroidectomy is to treat hypercalcaemia by stopping excess PTH secretion from abnormal parathyroid glands. These patients continued to follow this advice after surgery when they were eucalcaemic after their operation and because they were thirsty. The patients drank several litres of water in 12–24 hours after surgery. We believe that this may have contributed to this complication. Conclusion Healthcare professionals need to be aware of this complication and patients should be advised to restrict intake of free water after surgery. PMID:26994458

  9. A complex case of fatal calciphylaxis in a female patient with hyperparathyroidism secondary to end stage renal disease of graft and coexistence of haemolytic uremic syndrome.

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    Lo Monte, Attilio Ignazio; Bellavia, Maurizio; Damiano, Giuseppe; Gioviale, Maria Concetta; Maione, Carolina; Palumbo, Vincenzo Davide; Spinelli, Gabriele; Tripodo, Claudio; Cacciabaudo, Francesco; Sammartano, Antonino; Buscemi, Salvatore; De Luca, Salvatore; Di Ganci, Simona; Buscemi, Giuseppe

    2012-09-01

    Calciphylaxis is a potentially fatal complication of persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism; its cause is still not clear. Unfortunately there is no close relation in severity of clinical picture, serological and pathological alteration. For this reason the prognosis is difficult to establish. Administration of sodium thiosulphate may reduce the precipitation of calcium crystals and improve the general clinical conditions before surgical parathyroidectomy, which seems the only therapeutic approach able to reduce the mortality risk in these patients. A 60 year old female patient suffering from End Renal Stage Disease, on haemodialysis from 2001 due to the onset of haemolytic uremic syndrome, underwent a kidney transplant in April 2008. After transplantation there was a recurrence of the haemolytic uremic syndrome, with temporary worsening of the graft. Six months later there was a definite loss of graft and return to dialysis treatment. On April 2010 a severe systemic calciphylaxis related to secondary hyperparathyroidism was diagnosed. The patient underwent parathyroidectomy but, because of the unimproved clinical picture, treatment with sodium thiosulphate was initiated. There was only improvement in cutaneous lesions. The worsening general clinical condition of the patient caused death due to general septic complications. The coexistence of haemolytic uremic syndrome and secondary hyperpathyroidism makes the prognosis poor and, in this case, therapy, which counteracts calcium crystals precipitation, has no effect. Preventive parathyroidectomy can be considered as the only possible treatment.

  10. Is intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring necessary with ipsilateral parathyroid gland visualization during anticipated unilateral exploration for primary hyperparathyroidism: a two-institution analysis of more than 2,000 patients.

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    Rajaei, Mohammad H; Oltmann, Sarah C; Adkisson, Cameron D; Elfenbein, Dawn M; Chen, Herbert; Carty, Sally E; McCoy, Kelly L

    2014-10-01

    Intraoperative parathyroid hormone (ioPTH) monitoring during focused parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is used commonly, but some argue that ioPTH adds little if a normal ipsilateral parathyroid gland (IPG) is visualized. This hypothesis was tested for validity. The prospective databases of consecutive patients with PHPT undergoing initial parathyroidectomy with ioPTH at two academic institutions were queried. Patients with ectopic adenoma, familial PHPT, previous parathyroidectomy, planned bilateral exploration, or <6 months follow-up were excluded. Persistence was defined as hypercalcemia at <6 months. From 1998 to 2013, 2,162 patients met inclusion criteria, and the rate of persistent disease was 1.5%. Most (n = 1,353; 63.5%) underwent single-gland resection with ioPTH and no IPG visualization, with 1% persistence. Among patients with a single adenoma resected and a normal IPG visualized, 15.2% had contralateral disease. Resection based on IPG appearance alone would have resulted in 13% persistent disease. In PHPT, the cure rate for initial unilateral exploration guided by ioPTH is 98.5% versus a predicted rate of 87% when decision making is based on IPG appearance alone. Routine visualization of IPG is not necessary during exploration for suspected single adenoma guided by ioPTH. ioPTH remains useful in optimizing outcomes. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Preoperative localization of hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands with 4D-CT.

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    Lundstroem, Anke Katrin; Trolle, Waldemar; Soerensen, Christian Hjort; Myschetzky, Peter Sand

    2016-05-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is almost exclusively the result of a solitary parathyroid adenoma. In most cases, the affected gland can be surgically removed, but precise preoperative imaging is essential for adenoma localization prior to surgical intervention. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic value of four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) as a preoperative imaging tool in relation to the localization of pathologic parathyroid glands in patients with pHPT and negative sestamibi scans. This study included 43 consecutive patients with pHPT referred for parathyroidectomy at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery of Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet in 2011 and 2012. All patients had a 4D-CT performed prior to parathyroidectomy. CT localization of the suspected adenoma was correlated to the actual surgical findings and subsequent histological diagnosis was also available as references for the accuracy of this imaging tool. Hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands were found in 40 patients. 4D-CT identified 32 solitary hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands located on the correct side of the neck (PPV 76 %) and 21 located within the correct quadrant (PPV 49 %). Unilateral resection was performed in 72 % of patients due to the localization findings of preoperative imaging. 4D-CT can, therefore, be considered an effective method for the preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas and is an important tool in surgical intervention for patients referred to parathyroidectomy.

  12. Preoperative Localization and Surgical Margins in Conservative Breast Surgery

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    Corsi, F.; Sorrentino, L.; Bossi, D.; Sartani, A.; Foschi, D.

    2013-01-01

    Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is the treatment of choice for early breast cancer. The adequacy of surgical margins (SM) is a crucial issue for adjusting the volume of excision and for avoiding local recurrences, although the precise definition of an adequate margins width remains controversial. Moreover, other factors such as the biological behaviour of the tumor and subsequent proper systemic therapies may influence the local recurrence rate (LRR). However, a successful BCS requires preoperative localization techniques or margin assessment techniques. Carbon marking, wire-guided, biopsy clips, radio-guided, ultrasound-guided, frozen section analysis, imprint cytology, and cavity shave margins are commonly used, but from the literature review, no single technique proved to be better among the various ones. Thus, an association of two or more methods could result in a decrease in rates of involved margins. Each institute should adopt its most congenial techniques, based on the senologic equipe experience, skills, and technologies. PMID:23986868

  13. Limits on gravitational-wave emission from selected pulsars using LIGO data.

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    Abbott, B; Abbott, R; Adhikari, R; Ageev, A; Allen, B; Amin, R; Anderson, S B; Anderson, W G; Araya, M; Armandula, H; Ashley, M; Asiri, F; Aufmuth, P; Aulbert, C; Babak, S; Balasubramanian, R; Ballmer, S; Barish, B C; Barker, C; Barker, D; Barnes, M; Barr, B; Barton, M A; Bayer, K; Beausoleil, R; Belczynski, K; Bennett, R; Berukoff, S J; Betzwieser, J; Bhawal, B; Bilenko, I A; Billingsley, G; Black, E; Blackburn, K; Blackburn, L; Bland, B; Bochner, B; Bogue, L; Bork, R; Bose, S; Brady, P R; Braginsky, V B; Brau, J E; Brown, D A; Bullington, A; Bunkowski, A; Buonanno, A; Burgess, R; Busby, D; Butler, W E; Byer, R L; Cadonati, L; Cagnoli, G; Camp, J B; Cantley, C A; Cardenas, L; Carter, K; Casey, M M; Castiglione, J; Chandler, A; Chapsky, J; Charlton, P; Chatterji, S; Chelkowski, S; Chen, Y; Chickarmane, V; Chin, D; Christensen, N; Churches, D; Cokelaer, T; Colacino, C; Coldwell, R; Coles, M; Cook, D; Corbitt, T; Coyne, D; Creighton, J D E; Creighton, T D; Crooks, D R M; Csatorday, P; Cusack, B J; Cutler, C; D'Ambrosio, E; Danzmann, K; Daw, E; DeBra, D; Delker, T; Dergachev, V; DeSalvo, R; Dhurandhar, S; Di Credico, A; Díaz, M; Ding, H; Drever, R W P; Dupuis, R J; Edlund, J A; Ehrens, P; Elliffe, E J; Etzel, T; Evans, M; Evans, T; Fairhurst, S; Fallnich, C; Farnham, D; Fejer, M M; Findley, T; Fine, M; Finn, L S; Franzen, K Y; Freise, A; Frey, R; Fritschel, P; Frolov, V V; Fyffe, M; Ganezer, K S; Garofoli, J; Giaime, J A; Gillespie, A; Goda, K; González, G; Gossler, S; Grandclément, P; Grant, A; Gray, C; Gretarsson, A M; Grimmett, D; Grote, H; Grunewald, S; Guenther, M; Gustafson, E; Gustafson, R; Hamilton, W O; Hammond, M; Hanson, J; Hardham, C; Harms, J; Harry, G; Hartunian, A; Heefner, J; Hefetz, Y; Heinzel, G; Heng, I S; Hennessy, M; Hepler, N; Heptonstall, A; Heurs, M; Hewitson, M; Hild, S; Hindman, N; Hoang, P; Hough, J; Hrynevych, M; Hua, W; Ito, M; Itoh, Y; Ivanov, A; Jennrich, O; Johnson, B; Johnson, W W; Johnston, W R; Jones, D I; Jones, L; Jungwirth, D; Kalogera, V; Katsavounidis, E; Kawabe, K; Kawamura, S; Kells, W; Kern, J; Khan, A; Killbourn, S; Killow, C J; Kim, C; King, C; King, P; Klimenko, S; Koranda, S; Kötter, K; Kovalik, J; Kozak, D; Krishnan, B; Landry, M; Langdale, J; Lantz, B; Lawrence, R; Lazzarini, A; Lei, M; Leonor, I; Libbrecht, K; Libson, A; Lindquist, P; Liu, S; Logan, J; Lormand, M; Lubinski, M; Lück, H; Lyons, T T; Machenschalk, B; MacInnis, M; Mageswaran, M; Mailand, K; Majid, W; Malec, M; Mann, F; Marin, A; Márka, S; Maros, E; Mason, J; Mason, K; Matherny, O; Matone, L; Mavalvala, N; McCarthy, R; McClelland, D E; McHugh, M; McNabb, J W C; Mendell, G; Mercer, R A; Meshkov, S; Messaritaki, E; Messenger, C; Mitrofanov, V P; Mitselmakher, G; Mittleman, R; Miyakawa, O; Miyoki, S; Mohanty, S; Moreno, G; Mossavi, K; Mueller, G; Mukherjee, S; Murray, P; Myers, J; Nagano, S; Nash, T; Nayak, R; Newton, G; Nocera, F; Noel, J S; Nutzman, P; Olson, T; O'Reilly, B; Ottaway, D J; Ottewill, A; Ouimette, D; Overmier, H; Owen, B J; Pan, Y; Papa, M A; Parameshwaraiah, V; Parameswariah, C; Pedraza, M; Penn, S; Pitkin, M; Plissi, M; Prix, R; Quetschke, V; Raab, F; Radkins, H; Rahkola, R; Rakhmanov, M; Rao, S R; Rawlins, K; Ray-Majumder, S; Re, V; Redding, D; Regehr, M W; Regimbau, T; Reid, S; Reilly, K T; Reithmaier, K; Reitze, D H; Richman, S; Riesen, R; Riles, K; Rivera, B; Rizzi, A; Robertson, D I; Robertson, N A; Robison, L; Roddy, S; Rollins, J; Romano, J D; Romie, J; Rong, H; Rose, D; Rotthoff, E; Rowan, S; Rüdiger, A; Russell, P; Ryan, K; Salzman, I; Sandberg, V; Sanders, G H; Sannibale, V; Sathyaprakash, B; Saulson, P R; Savage, R; Sazonov, A; Schilling, R; Schlaufman, K; Schmidt, V; Schnabel, R; Schofield, R; Schutz, B F; Schwinberg, P; Scott, S M; Seader, S E; Searle, A C; Sears, B; Seel, S; Seifert, F; Sengupta, A S; Shapiro, C A; Shawhan, P; Shoemaker, D H; Shu, Q Z; Sibley, A; Siemens, X; Sievers, L; Sigg, D; Sintes, A M; Smith, J R; Smith, M; Smith, M R; Sneddon, P H; Spero, R; Stapfer, G; Steussy, D; Strain, K A; Strom, D; Stuver, A; Summerscales, T; Sumner, M C; Sutton, P J; Sylvestre, J; Takamori, A; Tanner, D B; Tariq, H; Taylor, I; Taylor, R; Taylor, R; Thorne, K A; Thorne, K S; Tibbits, M; Tilav, S; Tinto, M; Tokmakov, K V; Torres, C; Torrie, C; Traylor, G; Tyler, W; Ugolini, D; Ungarelli, C; Vallisneri, M; van Putten, M; Vass, S; Vecchio, A; Veitch, J; Vorvick, C; Vyachanin, S P; Wallace, L; Walther, H; Ward, H; Ware, B; Watts, K; Webber, D; Weidner, A; Weiland, U; Weinstein, A; Weiss, R; Welling, H; Wen, L; Wen, S; Whelan, J T; Whitcomb, S E; Whiting, B F; Wiley, S; Wilkinson, C; Willems, P A; Williams, P R; Williams, R; Willke, B; Wilson, A; Winjum, B J; Winkler, W; Wise, S; Wiseman, A G; Woan, G; Wooley, R; Worden, J; Wu, W; Yakushin, I; Yamamoto, H; Yoshida, S; Zaleski, K D; Zanolin, M; Zawischa, I; Zhang, L; Zhu, R; Zotov, N; Zucker, M; Zweizig, J; Kramer, M; Lyne, A G

    2005-05-13

    We place direct upper limits on the amplitude of gravitational waves from 28 isolated radio pulsars by a coherent multidetector analysis of the data collected during the second science run of the LIGO interferometric detectors. These are the first direct upper limits for 26 of the 28 pulsars. We use coordinated radio observations for the first time to build radio-guided phase templates for the expected gravitational-wave signals. The unprecedented sensitivity of the detectors allows us to set strain upper limits as low as a few times 10(-24). These strain limits translate into limits on the equatorial ellipticities of the pulsars, which are smaller than 10(-5) for the four closest pulsars.

  14. An intra-operative positron probe with background rejection capability for FDG-guided surgery.

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    Yamamoto, Seiichi; Matsumoto, Keiichi; Sakamoto, Setsu; Tarutani, Kazumasa; Minato, Kotaro; Senda, Michio

    2005-02-01

    For radio-guided surgery on tumors using F-18-FDG, detection of annihilation gamma photons emanating from other parts of the body produces background radiation counts and limits its use in clinical situations. To overcome this limitation, we have developed an intra-operative positron probe with background-rejection capability. The positron probe uses a phoswich detector composed of a plastic scintillator and a bismuth germinate (BGO). A positron from a positron emitter such as F-18 is detected by the plastic scintillator and emits annihilation photons. The BGO detects one of the annihilation photons while a photo-multiplier tube (PMT) detects scintillation photons from both scintillators. The decay time differences of these two scintillators are used to distinguish whether the event is a true event where a positron and a following annihilation photon are detected simultaneously, or a background event. In this configuration, only positrons can be selectively detected, even in an environment of high background gamma photon flux. Spatial resolution was 11-mm full width at half maximum (FWHM) 5 mm from the detector surface. Measured sensitivity for the F-18 point source was 2.6 cps/kBq 5 mm from the detector surface. The background count rate was less than 0.5 cps for a 20-cm diameter cylindrical phantom containing 37 MBq of F-18 solution measured on the phantom surface, while the positron count rate was almost linear over a range of approximately 6 kcps. These results indicate that our developed intra-operative positron probe is valuable for radio-guided surgery on tumors using F-18-FDG in a high flux of background annihilation gamma photons.

  15. Trends in immediate perioperative morbidity and delay in discharge after open and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (RP): a 20-year institutional experience.

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    Pierorazio, Phillip M; Mullins, Jeffrey K; Ross, Ashley E; Hyams, Elias S; Partin, Alan W; Han, Misop; Walsh, Patrick C; Schaeffer, Edward M; Pavlovich, Christian P; Allaf, Mohamad E; Bivalacqua, Trinity J

    2013-07-01

    WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Standard clinical care pathways to discharge have been established for a number of operations including radical prostatectomy (RP). The pathway after RP has changed dramatically over the past two decades due to improvements in surgical technique, anaesthesia and most recently, the introduction of minimally invasive RP (MIRP). This study adds evidence that the emergence of MIRP is associated with a decrease in LOS for all patients undergoing RP. In addition, it catalogues the development of the clinical care pathway over 20 years at a large, tertiary care hospital with extensive experience in RP. Finally, it defines the common reasons patients fall 'off-pathway' (ileus, urine leak, anaemia and re-exploration for bleeding) and defines the immediate perioperative morbidity profile of RP. Specifically, it addresses approach-specific morbidities and indicates that MIRP is associated with higher rates of 'off-pathway' discharge, most often due to ileus. To investigate the development of the clinical care pathway to discharge after radical prostatectomy (RP) at a large, academic medical centre over the past 20 years, focusing on the rates and reasons for deviation. In all, 18 049 men were identified from the Johns Hopkins RP database who had undergone surgery since 1991. Patients in whom the length of stay (LOS) was ≤95th percentile, defined the clinical care pathway to discharge and those in whom LOS was ≥98th percentile were termed 'off-pathway'. The mean LOS decreased from 7.7 days in 1991 to 1.6 days in 2010. Of 7126 patients undergoing RP since 2005, 1803(25.3%), 4881(68.5%) and 312 (4.4%) were discharged on postoperative day (POD) 1, 2 and 3, respectively; 126 (1.8%) patients, discharged on POD4-21 were 'off-pathway'. The most common reasons for delay of discharge were ileus (44, 0.615%), urine leak (12, 0.17%), anaemia requiring blood transfusion (nine, 0.126%) and bleeding requiring re

  16. Costs of radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer: a systematic review.

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    Bolenz, Christian; Freedland, Stephen J; Hollenbeck, Brent K; Lotan, Yair; Lowrance, William T; Nelson, Joel B; Hu, Jim C

    2014-02-01

    Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) has been rapidly adopted as a new approach for radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa). The use of new technology may increase costs for RP. To summarize data on direct costs of various approaches to RP and to discuss the consequences of cost differences. A systematic literature search was performed in March 2012 using the PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases. A complex search strategy was applied. Articles were selected according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses criteria. Articles reporting on direct costs of RP (open retropubic [RRP], radical perineal [RPP], laparoscopic [LRP], RALP) in men with clinically localized PCa were eligible for study inclusion. Of 1218 articles initially screened by title, the multistep, systematic search identified 11 studies presenting direct costs of different approaches to RP. Of the 11 studies, 7 compared the costs of different RP approaches. Minimally invasive RP (MIRP) (ie, LRP or RALP) was more expensive than RRP in most studies, mainly due to increased surgical instrumentation costs. In the comparative studies, costs ranged from (in US dollars) $5058 to $11,806 for MIRP and from $4075 to $6296 for RRP, with RALP having the highest direct costs. In one study applying standardized, health economic-evaluation criteria, RALP was not found to be cost effective. Limitations of this review include significant differences in observational study designs and an absence of prospective comparative studies. Moreover, there are limited post-RP data on the costs of adjuvant treatments and other health care-related expenses after PCa surgery. Few studies compared direct costs of different approaches to RP. The use of new technology, particularly RALP, results in added costs for the procedure. Cost effectiveness of new technologies should be assessed before widespread adoption. To date, in the lone study

  17. Analgesic efficacy of bilateral superficial and deep cervical plexus block in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism due to chronic renal failure

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    Su, Yinglan; Zhang, Qiuli; Zhang, Yaoxian; Liu, Zhanli

    2015-01-01

    Purpose Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) develops in patients with chronic renal failure. This study aimed to compare analgesic efficacy in SHPT patients who undergo subtotal parathyroidectomy after superficial versus deep cervical plexus block. Methods Sixty chronic renal failure patients with SPHT scheduled for subtotal parathyroidectomy were randomized to receive general anesthesia (group GA), general anesthesia plus bilateral superficial and deep cervical plexus block (group BD), or general anesthesia plus bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (group BS) (n = 20). Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block or combined superficial and deep cervical plexus block with 0.5% ropivacaine was administered. Postoperative pain was assessed using visual analogue scale (VAS). Results VAS score at 1 hour, 4 hours, and 8 hours after operation was 3.71 ± 0.60, 2.72 ± 0.54, 2.17 ± 0.75 in BS group; 4.00 ± 0.28, 2.89 ± 0.21, and 2.46 ± 1.01 in BD group, significantly lower than in GA group (6.50 ± 0.50, 5.02 ± 0.54, and 4.86 ± 0.51, respectively). The dosage of tramadol was 109.0 ± 35.2 mg in BS group and 93.0 ± 24.52 mg in BD group, significantly lower than in GA group (300.0 ± 27.13 mg). The incidence of complications in GA group (90%) was significantly higher than in BS group (30%) and BD group (15%). Serum glucose and norepinephrine levels were significantly higher at 1 hour, 4 hours, and 8 hours after operation, but returned to baseline levels at 24 hours after operation. Conclusion Superficial cervical plexus block or combined superficial and deep cervical plexus block effectively reduces postoperative pain, stress response, and complications in SHPT patients who undergo subtotal parathyroidectomy. PMID:26665128

  18. Literature review in the treatment of calciphylaxis: A case with uncontrolled and severe secondary hyperparathyroidism

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    Ozdemir, Ali Abbas; Altay, Murat; Celebi, Aslan; Mavis, Osman

    2016-01-01

    Background: Calciphylaxis is a serious disorder often observed in dialysis patients and less frequently in chronic renal failure patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Mortality rate increases following the development of calciphylaxis, immediate application of parathyroidectomy along with other treatment options may be lifesaving. Case Presentation: A 44-year-old male patient had been on regular hemodialysis three times per week, with 4-hour sessions since December 2003. The etiology of his renal failure was unknown and the patient had no systemic disease when hemodialysis was started, painful, erythematous skin lesions were detected over and around the external malleolus of the right foot. In the next two months, erythematous skin lesions gained a necrosed character and spread into the malleolar and posterior tibial region and back of the ankle in both extremities. The patient showed no clinical signs of recovery and despite anti-biotherapy, debridement and protective measures, the skin lesions got infected and presented as intolerable, painful wounds. The patient was diagnosed with calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA) and hospitalized for parathyroidectomy. All parathyroid glands were removed after having checked quick PTH intraoperatively. A small amount of parathyroid tissue was intramuscularly auto-implanted into the right forearm .Skin lesions showed fast improvement in further follow-ups. Three months after parathyroidectomy, iPTH value was measured as 1197 pg/ml. After 6 months of medical treatment, iPTH was found as 970 ng/L and we decided to remove the implanted parathyroid tissue from the right forearm. Conclusion: In this article, we present a case of calciphylaxis accompanied by severe secondary hyperparathyroidism. PMID:26958335

  19. Knuckle cracking: secondary hyperparathyroidism and what your mother did not tell you

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    Ross, Edward A.; Paugh-Miller, Jennifer L.; Nappo, Robert W.

    2013-01-01

    Introduction Secondary hyperparathyroidism in end-stage renal disease patients has protean musculoskeletal manifestations. Some of our dialysis patients spontaneously vocalized that they had lost the ability to crack their knuckles and then experienced gratifying restoration after surgical parathyroidectomy. We propose that the physiology and mechanical basis of knuckle cracking would be affected by parathyroid-related mineral and bone disorders. Methods and results We surveyed all of our chronic dialysis outpatients who had undergone surgical parathyroidectomy. Thirteen (∼12% of the population) individuals were identified: eight males, age 37.7 ± 12.5 years old, dialysis duration of 10.2 ± 7.0 years and peak preoperative intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels of 2344 ± 900 pg/mL. Seven patients had no recollection of knuckle cracking issues, with surgery as remote as decades. Six individuals were able to provide adequate histories: four had postoperative restoration of knuckle cracking and expressed great satisfaction from the emotional relief from what appeared to be habitual knuckle cracking. Two of these patients reported rapid return of cracking, occurring in less than ∼2 weeks. Conclusions This is the first report of loss of knuckle cracking due to hyperparathyroidism and its cure in 67% of patients, following surgical parathyroidectomy. We propose that parathyroid (e.g. calcific) changes in articular structures (tendons, ligaments) cause reduced elasticity, limited joint surface separation upon flexion, attenuation of cavitation and thus, loss of the audible crack upon vacuum collapse. The psychological ‘release’ from habitual knuckle cracking may be a motivator from some patients to adhere to complex parathyroid regimens or to pursue surgical intervention. PMID:26120468

  20. Knuckle cracking: secondary hyperparathyroidism and what your mother did not tell you.

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    Ross, Edward A; Paugh-Miller, Jennifer L; Nappo, Robert W

    2013-12-01

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism in end-stage renal disease patients has protean musculoskeletal manifestations. Some of our dialysis patients spontaneously vocalized that they had lost the ability to crack their knuckles and then experienced gratifying restoration after surgical parathyroidectomy. We propose that the physiology and mechanical basis of knuckle cracking would be affected by parathyroid-related mineral and bone disorders. We surveyed all of our chronic dialysis outpatients who had undergone surgical parathyroidectomy. Thirteen (∼12% of the population) individuals were identified: eight males, age 37.7 ± 12.5 years old, dialysis duration of 10.2 ± 7.0 years and peak preoperative intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels of 2344 ± 900 pg/mL. Seven patients had no recollection of knuckle cracking issues, with surgery as remote as decades. Six individuals were able to provide adequate histories: four had postoperative restoration of knuckle cracking and expressed great satisfaction from the emotional relief from what appeared to be habitual knuckle cracking. Two of these patients reported rapid return of cracking, occurring in less than ∼2 weeks. This is the first report of loss of knuckle cracking due to hyperparathyroidism and its cure in 67% of patients, following surgical parathyroidectomy. We propose that parathyroid (e.g. calcific) changes in articular structures (tendons, ligaments) cause reduced elasticity, limited joint surface separation upon flexion, attenuation of cavitation and thus, loss of the audible crack upon vacuum collapse. The psychological 'release' from habitual knuckle cracking may be a motivator from some patients to adhere to complex parathyroid regimens or to pursue surgical intervention.

  1. Effects of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Treatment on Improvement in Anemia: Results from the MBD-5D Study

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    Tanaka, Motoko; Yoshida, Kazuki; Fukuma, Shingo; Ito, Kazuko; Matsushita, Kazutaka; Fukagawa, Masafumi; Fukuhara, Shunichi; Akizawa, Tadao

    2016-01-01

    Objectives Anemia is an important prognostic factor in hemodialysis patients. It has been reported that parathyroidectomy ameliorates anemia and reduces the requirement of postoperative erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of cinacalcet, which is considered as a pharmacological parathyroidectomy, on anemia in hemodialysis patients. Methods We used data from a prospective cohort of Japanese hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism; the criteria were: intact parathyroid hormone concentrations ≥ 180 pg/mL or use of an intravenous or oral vitamin D receptor activator. All patients were cinacalcet-naïve at study enrollment. The main outcome measure was achievement of the target hemoglobin level (≥10.0 g/dL), which was measured repeatedly every 6 months. Cinacalcet exposure was defined as cumulative time since initiation. Both conventional longitudinal models and marginal structural models were adjusted for confounding factors. Results Among 3,201 cinacalcet-naïve individuals at baseline, cinacalcet was initiated in 1,337 individuals during the follow up. Cinacalcet users were slightly younger; included more patients with chronic glomerulonephritis and fewer with diabetes; were more likely to have a history of parathyroidectomy; and were more often on activated vitamin D agents, phosphate binders, and iron supplements. After adjusting for both time-invariant and time-varying potential confounders, including demographics, comorbidities, comedications, and laboratory values, each additional 6-month duration on cinacalcet was associated with a 1.1-fold increase in the odds of achieving the target hemoglobin level. Conclusions Cinacalcet may improve anemia in chronic hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism, possibly through pathways both within and outside the parathyroid hormone pathways. Further investigations are warranted to delineate the roles of cinacalcet not only in the

  2. Surgical approaches in hereditary endocrine tumors.

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    Iacobone, Maurizio; Citton, Marilisa; Viel, Giovanni; Schiavone, Donatella; Torresan, Francesca

    2017-06-01

    Endocrine tumors of thyroid, adrenal and parathyroid glands may be due to germline and inheritable mutations in 5-30% of patients. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, Pheochromocytoma, Paraganglioma, and Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism are the most frequent entity. Hereditary endocrine tumors usually have a suggestive familial history; they occur earlier than sporadic variants, are multifocal, and have increased recurrence rates. They may be present as isolated variant or associated to other neoplasms in a syndromic setting. Genetic diagnosis should be preferably available before surgery because specific and targeted operative management are needed to achieve the best chance of cure. This review was aimed to discuss the surgical approaches for some of the most frequent hereditary endocrine tumors of thyroid, adrenal and parathyroid glands, focusing on medullary thyroid carcinoma, Pheochromocytoma, Paraganglioma and hereditary primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). Hereditary Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma is caused by RET mutations, and may be associated to Pheochromocytomas in MEN 2 setting. Total thyroidectomy and at least central neck nodal dissection is required. The availability of genetic screening allows prophylactic or early surgery in asymptomatic patients, with subsequent definitive cure. Hereditary Pheochromocytomas may be present in several syndromes (MEN 2, VHL, NF1, Paraganglioma/Pheochromocytoma syndrome); it may involve both adrenals; in these cases, a cortical sparing adrenalectomy should be performed to avoid permanent hypocorticosurrenalism. Hereditary Primary Hyperparathyroidism may frequently occur associated to MEN 1, MEN 2A, MEN 4, Hyperparathyroidism-Jaw Tumor Syndrome; it may involve all the parathyroid glands, requiring subtotal parathyroidectomy or total parathyroidectomy plus autotransplantation. In some cases, a selective parathyroidectomy might be performed.

  3. Persistence of hypercalciuria after successful surgical treatment for primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Spivacow, Francisco Rodolfo; Negri, Armando Luis; del Valle, Elisa Elena; Fradinger, Erich; Martinez, Carolina; Polonsky, Ana

    2012-06-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) causes hypercalciuria and stone disease in a subset of patients. Hypercalciuria typically normalizes after surgery, although the risk of stone formation may persist up to 10 years. There are few reports in the literature that show persistent hypercalciuria despite normalization of serum calcium after parathyroid surgery. We retrospectively analyzed 111 patients with PHPT from the osteoporosis, and stone clinics seen between 1999 and 2006. We selected only patients who had a complete metabolic profile that included 24-hour collections before and at least 3 months after parathyroidectomy. We excluded patients who had creatinine clearance <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2). Fifty-four patients were selected for further analysis, 46 with baseline hypercalciuria and 8 with normocalciuria. Changes in filtered load of calcium and fractional excretion of calcium were evaluated before and after parathyroid surgery. Total and ionized calcium and phosphorus normalized in all patients after surgery (24 ± 19 months); fractional excretion of calcium decreased, but did not normalize. Hypercalciuria persisted after surgery in 30.7% (n = 12/39) of the women and 50% (n = 4/8) of men. Of the patients in whom calciuria normalized after parathyroidectomy, 43.3% (n = 13/30) had kidney stones before surgery, whereas kidney stones were present in 87.5% (n = 14/16) in those in whom hypercalciuria persisted postsurgery. In hypercalciuric men and women before surgery in whom hypercalciuria persisted after surgery, fractional excretion of calcium was significantly higher than that in patients with normocalciuria. Persistently increased fractional excretion of calcium could explain the sustained increased risk of stone disease in patients with PHPT for many years after successful parathyroidectomy.

  4. Expert consensus of general surgery residents' proficiency with common endocrine operations.

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    Phitayakorn, Roy; Kelz, Rachel R; Petrusa, Emil; Sippel, Rebecca S; Sturgeon, Cord; Patel, Kepal N; Perrier, Nancy D

    2017-01-01

    Proficiency with common endocrine operations is expected of graduating, general surgery residents. However, no expert consensus guidelines exist about these expectations. Members of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons were surveyed about their opinions on resident proficiency with common endocrine operations. Overall response rate was 38%. A total of 92% of the respondents operate with residents. On average, they believed that the steps of a total thyroidectomy for benign disease and a well-localized parathyroidectomy could be performed by a postgraduate year 4 surgery resident. Specific steps that they thought might require more training included decisions to divide the strap muscles or leaving a drain. Approximately 66% of respondents thought that a postgraduate year 5 surgery resident could independently perform a total thyroidectomy for benign disease, but only 45% felt similarly for malignant thyroid disease; 79% thought that a postgraduate year 5 surgery resident could independently perform a parathyroidectomy. Respondents' years of experience correlated with their opinions about resident autonomy for total thyroidectomy (benign r = 0.38, P < .001; malignant r = 0.29, P = .001) but not parathyroidectomy. On multivariate analysis, sex and years of experience of the respondents were independently associated with opinions on autonomy but only for total thyroidectomy for benign disease (P = .001). Annual endocrine volume of the respondents did not correlate with beliefs in autonomy. There was general agreement among responding members of the AAES about resident proficiency and autonomy with common endocrine operations. As postgraduate year 5 residents may not be proficient in advanced endocrine operations, opportunities exist to improve training prior to the transition to independent practice for graduates that anticipate performing endocrine operations routinely. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Cinacalcet HCl Reduces Hypercalcemia in Primary Hyperparathyroidism across a Wide Spectrum of Disease Severity

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    Peacock, Munro; Bilezikian, J. P.; Bolognese, M. A.; Borofsky, Michael; Scumpia, Simona; Sterling, L. R.; Cheng, Sunfa; Shoback, Dolores

    2011-01-01

    Context: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized by elevated serum calcium (Ca) and increased PTH concentrations. Objective: The objective of the investigation was to establish the efficacy of cinacalcet in reducing serum Ca in patients with PHPT across a wide spectrum of disease severity. Design and Setting: The study was a pooled analysis of data from three multicenter clinical trials of cinacalcet in PHPT. Patients : Patients were grouped into three disease categories for analysis based on the following: 1) history of failed parathyroidectomy (n = 29); 2) meeting one or more criteria for parathyroidectomy but without prior surgery (n = 37); and 3) mild asymptomatic PHPT without meeting criteria for either above category (n = 15). Intervention: The intervention in this study was treatment with cinacalcet for up to 4.5 yr. Outcomes: Measurements in the study included serum Ca, PTH, phosphate, and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, and areal bone mineral density (aBMD). Vital signs, safety biochemical and hematological indices, and adverse events were monitored throughout the study period. Results: The extent of cinacalcet-induced serum Ca reduction, proportion of patients achieving normal serum Ca (≤10.3 mg/dl), reduction in serum PTH, and increase in serum phosphate were similar across all three categories. Except for decreased aBMD at the total femur indicated for parathyroidectomy group at 1 yr, no significant changes in aBMD occurred. The efficacy of cinacalcet was maintained for up to 4.5 yr of follow-up. AEs were mild and similar across the three categories. Conclusions: Cinacalcet is equally effective in the medical management of PHPT patients across a broad spectrum of disease severity, and overall cinacalcet is well tolerated. PMID:20943783

  6. Quality of life is modestly improved in older patients with mild primary hyperparathyroidism postoperatively: results of a prospective multicenter study.

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    Blanchard, Claire; Mathonnet, Muriel; Sebag, Frédéric; Caillard, Cécile; Kubis, Caroline; Drui, Delphine; van Nuvel, Elise; Ansquer, Catherine; Henry, Jean-François; Masson, Damien; Kraeber-Bodéré, Françoise; Hardouin, Jean-Benoît; Zarnegar, Rasa; Hamy, Antoine; Mirallié, Eric

    2014-10-01

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate, in mild primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) patients, the quality of life (QoL) using the SF-36 questionnaire before and after parathyroidectomy and to detect preoperatively patients who benefit the most from surgery. Most pHPT patients present a mild pHPT defined by calcemia ≤11.4 mg/dL. For these patients, there is debate about whether they should be managed with surveillance, medical therapy, or surgery. A prospective multicenter study investigated QoL (SF-36) in patients with mild pHPT before and after parathyroidectomy in four university hospitals. Laboratory results and SF-36 scores were obtained preoperatively and postoperatively (3, 6, and 12 months). One hundred sixteen patients were included. After surgery, the biochemical cure rate was 98%. Preoperatively, the mental component summary and the physical component summary (PCS) were 38.69 of 100 and 39.53 of 100, respectively. At 1 year, the MCS and the PCS were 41.29 of 100 and 42.03 of 100. The subgroup analysis showed a more significant improvement in patients < 70 years and with calcemia ≥10.4 mg/dL. Postoperative PCS was correlated with age and preoperative PCS: variation = 32.11 - 0.21 × age - 0.4 × preoperative PCS. Men did not improve their MCS postoperatively. Only women with a preoperative MCS <43.6 of 100 showed postoperative improvement. This study showed, in patients with mild pHPT, an improvement of QoL 1 year after parathyroidectomy. Patients <70 years and with calcemia ≥10.4 mg/dL had a more significant improvement.

  7. Comparative characteristics of primary hyperparathyroidism in pediatric and young adult patients.

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    Nicholson, Kristina J; McCoy, Kelly L; Witchel, Selma F; Stang, Michael T; Carty, Sally E; Yip, Linwah

    2016-10-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is rare in pediatric patients. Our study aim was to compare primary hyperparathyroidism in pediatric (<19 years) and young adult (19-29 years) patients. A prospectively collected database from a single, high-volume institution was queried for all patients age <30 years who had initial parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism yielding 126/4,546 (2.7%) primary hyperparathyroidism patients representing 39 pediatric and 87 young adult patients. Presenting symptoms, operative data, and postoperative course were compared for patients age 0-19 years and 20-29 years. Sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism was present in 81.7% and occurred less often in pediatric patients than young adult patients (74.4% vs 86.2%, P = .12). Among patients with hereditary primary hyperparathyroidism, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 was the most common type. Multiglandular disease was common in both pediatric (30.7%) and young adult (21.8%) patients. Following parathyroidectomy, 3 (2.3%) patients had permanent hypoparathyroidism and none had permanent recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis. Biochemical cure at 6 months was equally likely in pediatric and young adult patients (97.1% vs 93.6%, P = .44) with comparable follow-up (78.4 months vs 69.1 months, P = .66) and rates of recurrent disease (5.9% vs 10.3%, P = .46). Recurrence was due to multiple endocrine neoplasia 1-related primary hyperparathyroidism in all cases. Although primary hyperparathyroidism is sporadic in most patients <19 years, they are more likely to have multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1-associated primary hyperparathyroidism (23%). Parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism can be performed safely in pediatric patients with a high rate of cure. Follow-up for patients with hereditary disease is necessary. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. The Natural History of Primary Hyperparathyroidism with or without Parathyroid Surgery after 15 Years

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    Rubin, Mishaela R.; Bilezikian, John P.; McMahon, Donald J.; Jacobs, Thomas; Shane, Elizabeth; Siris, Ethel; Udesky, Julia; Silverberg, Shonni J.

    2008-01-01

    Context: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) often presents without classical symptoms such as overt skeletal disease or nephrolithiasis. We previously reported that calciotropic indices and bone mineral density (BMD) are stable in untreated patients for up to a decade, whereas after parathyroidectomy, normalization of biochemistries and increases in BMD ensue. Objective: The objective of the study was to provide additional insights in patients with and without surgery for up to 15 yr. Design: The study had an observational design. Setting: The setting was a referral center. Patients: Patients included 116 patients (25 men, 91 women); 99 (85%) were asymptomatic. Intervention: Fifty-nine patients (51%) underwent parathyroidectomy and 57 patients were followed up without surgery. Main Outcome Measure: BMD was measured. Results: Lumbar spine BMD remained stable for 15 yr. However, BMD started to fall at cortical sites even before 10 yr, ultimately decreasing by 10 ± 3% (mean ± sem; P < 0.05) at the femoral neck, and 35 ± 5%; P < 0.05 at the distal radius, in the few patients observed for 15 yr. Thirty-seven percent of asymptomatic patients showed disease progression (one or more new guidelines for surgery) at any time point over the 15 yr. Meeting surgical criteria at baseline did not predict who would have progressive disease. BMD increases in patients who underwent surgery were sustained for the entire 15 yr. Conclusions: Parathyroidectomy led to normalization of biochemical indices and sustained increases in BMD. Without surgery, PHPT progressed in one third of individuals over 15 yr; meeting surgical criteria at the outset did not predict this progression. Cortical bone density decreased in the majority of subjects with additional observation time points and long-term follow-up. These results raise questions regarding how long patients with PHPT should be followed up without intervention. PMID:18544625

  9. Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Effects on Bone Health.

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    Zanocco, Kyle A; Yeh, Michael W

    2017-03-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is the most common cause of chronic hypercalcemia. With the advent of routine calcium screening, the classic presentation of renal and osseous symptoms has been largely replaced with mild, asymptomatic disease. In hypercalcemia caused by PHPT, serum parathyroid hormone levels are either high, or inappropriately normal. A single-gland adenoma is responsible for 80% of PHPT cases. Less frequent causes include 4-gland hyperplasia and parathyroid carcinoma. Diminished bone mineral density and nephrolithiasis are the major current clinical sequelae. Parathyroidectomy is the only definitive treatment for PHPT, and in experienced hands, cure rates approach 98%.

  10. Surgical management of MEN-1 and -2: state of the art.

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    Akerström, Göran; Stålberg, Peter

    2009-10-01

    Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 1 (MEN-1) consists of endocrine tumors of the parathyroid, the endocrine pancreas-duodenum, and the pituitary. Surveillance and screening for the endocrinopathies is recommended in gene carriers. Surgery for MEN-1-related hyperparathyroidism is generally performed as radical subtotal parathyroidectomy, because less surgery is likely to result in persistent or recurrent disease. Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN-2) consists of medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and hyperparathyroidism. Prophylactic thyroidectomy based on DNA testing in the MEN-2 syndrome is considered one of the greater achievements in cancer treatment, because it may be performed before thyroid carcinoma development and provides cure for the patient.

  11. Pathogenesis of renal calculi in distal renal tubular acidosis. Possible role of parathyroid hormone.

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    Lee, D B; Drinkard, J P; Gonick, H C; Coulson, W F; Cracchiolo, A

    1976-01-01

    Elevated circulating levels of immunoreactive parathyroid hormone (PTH), hypercalciuria and renal calculi were found in 3 patients with distal renal tubular acidosis (RTA). Treatment with alkali resulted in a fall of PTH toward normal and a reduction in urinary calcium, but the frequency of urolithiasis was unchanged. In one patient in whom prolonged follow-up was possible, a subtotal parathyroidectomy was performed. This was followed by virtual cessation of stone formation despite persistence of the acidification defect. This study suggests that RTA may be associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism and that the consequent elevation in PTH may play a contributory role in the pathogenesis of renal calculi.

  12. Pituitary Prolactinoma Imaged by 99mTc-Sestamibi SPECT/CT in a Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 Patient.

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    Pan, Yu; Lv, Jing; Guo, Rui; Pan, Mengyi; Zhang, Yifan

    2016-06-01

    A 35-year-old woman who had undergone bilateral inferior parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism was referred to our hospital to evaluate the cause of irregular menses, galactorrhea, and paroxysmal headache. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 was then suspected for the high levels of plasma prolactin, parathyroid hormone, serum calcium, insulin, and related symptoms. A Tc-sestamibi SPECT/CT acquired to evaluate parathyroid glands unexpectedly revealed an increased accumulation in the pituitary gland, which was further confirmed by enhanced magnetic resonance imaging as a pituitary microadenoma. Bromocriptine treatment gradually reduced the prolactin level.

  13. Differences between sporadic and MEN related primary hyperparathyroidism; clinical expression, preoperative workup, operative strategy and follow-up

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    2013-01-01

    Background Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is most commonly sporadic (sPHPT). However, sometimes PHPT develops as part of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 1 or 2A. In all, parathyroidectomy is the only curative treatment. Nevertheless, there are important differences in clinical expression and treatment. Methods We analyzed a consecutive cohort of patients treated for sporadic, MEN1-related, and MEN2A-related PHPT and compared them regarding clinical and biochemical parameters, differences in preoperative workup, operative strategies, findings, and outcome. Results A total of 467 patients with sPHPT, 52 with MEN1- and 16 with MEN2A-related PHPT were analyzed. Patients with sPHPT were older, more often female and had higher preoperative calcium and parathyroid hormone levels, when compared with MEN1 and MEN2A patients. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) was performed in 367 of 467 sPHPT patients (79%). One abnormal parathyroid was found in 426 patients (91%). Two or more in 35 patients (7%). In six patients (1%) no abnormal parathyroid gland was retrieved. Of 52 MEN1 patients, eight (15%) underwent a MIP and 44 patients (85%) underwent conventional neck exploration (CNE); with resection of fewer than 3½ enlarged glands in 21 patients (40%), subtotal parathyroidectomy (SPTX, 3-3½ glands) in seventeen (33%) and total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation (TPTX) in six (12%). Eleven patients (21%) had persistent disease, 29 (56%) recurrent PHPT and nine (17%) permanent hypoparathyroidism, mostly after TPTX. Of 16 MEN2A patients, six (38%) underwent MIP, four (25%) CNE and six (38%) selective resection of the enlarged gland(s) during total thyroidectomy. Three patients (19%) suffered from persistent PHPT and two (13%) developed recurrent disease. Conclusions Sporadic PHPT, MEN1- and MEN2A-related PHPT are three distinct entities as is reflected preoperatively by differences in gender, age at diagnosis and calcium and PTH levels. MEN2A patients

  14. Clinical status of Sagliker syndrome: a case report and literature review.

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    Chen, Xiao Hong; Shen, Bo; Zou, JianZhou; Ding, XiaoQiang; Liu, ZhongHua; Lv, WenLv; Cao, XueSen; Nie, YuXin

    2014-06-01

    In a 53-year-old woman, Sagliker syndrome developed during 22 years of treatment with intermittent hemodialysis as a result of severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) complicating end-stage renal disease. She failed medical managements and lost her renal graft just after the kidney transplantation due to acute rejection. Although surgical parathyroidectomy was effective, the parathyroid hormone level became extremely high again due to recurrent hyperparathyroidism. It is possible that such patient could survive long-term with dialysis, but prevention of severe SHPT is the most important.

  15. Pectus excavatum from a pediatric surgeon's perspective.

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    Nuss, Donald; Obermeyer, Robert J; Kelly, Robert E

    2016-09-01

    Historically, pectus excavatum (PE) was reported to be congenital, but in our experience only 22% are noticed in the first decade of life. Thus far, genetic studies support an autosomal recessive heritability, which coincides with only 40% of our patients having some positive family history, but is also contradictory given a constant sex ratio of 4:1 in favor of males. This inconsistency may be explained by the effect of more than one pectus disease-associated allele. Once the deformity is noticed, it tends to progress slowly until puberty, when rapid progression is often seen. We recommend surgical repair at around 12-14 years of age since the chest wall is still typically flexible and because this allows us to keep the bar in place as the patient progresses through puberty which may help decrease growth-related recurrences. Patients with mild to moderate PE are treated with therapeutic deep breathing, posturing, and aerobic exercises, and in appropriately selected patients, the vacuum bell may also be offered. Patients that have severe symptomatic PE are offered Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum (MIRPE). The surgical technique in children is similar to that of adults, except for the higher forces involved that often necessitate sternal elevation and more involved stabilization strategies. Postoperative management includes pain control, deep breathing, and early ambulation. Exercise restriction is mandatory for the first six weeks with slow resumption of normal activity after 12 weeks.

  16. Pectus excavatum from a pediatric surgeon’s perspective

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    Obermeyer, Robert J.; Kelly, Robert E.

    2016-01-01

    Historically, pectus excavatum (PE) was reported to be congenital, but in our experience only 22% are noticed in the first decade of life. Thus far, genetic studies support an autosomal recessive heritability, which coincides with only 40% of our patients having some positive family history, but is also contradictory given a constant sex ratio of 4:1 in favor of males. This inconsistency may be explained by the effect of more than one pectus disease-associated allele. Once the deformity is noticed, it tends to progress slowly until puberty, when rapid progression is often seen. We recommend surgical repair at around 12–14 years of age since the chest wall is still typically flexible and because this allows us to keep the bar in place as the patient progresses through puberty which may help decrease growth-related recurrences. Patients with mild to moderate PE are treated with therapeutic deep breathing, posturing, and aerobic exercises, and in appropriately selected patients, the vacuum bell may also be offered. Patients that have severe symptomatic PE are offered Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum (MIRPE). The surgical technique in children is similar to that of adults, except for the higher forces involved that often necessitate sternal elevation and more involved stabilization strategies. Postoperative management includes pain control, deep breathing, and early ambulation. Exercise restriction is mandatory for the first six weeks with slow resumption of normal activity after 12 weeks. PMID:27747183

  17. Serum aldosterone is correlated positively to parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Brunaud, Laurent; Germain, Adeline; Zarnegar, Rasa; Rancier, Marc; Alrasheedi, Saud; Caillard, Cecile; Ayav, Ahmet; Weryha, George; Mirallie, Eric; Bresler, Laurent

    2009-12-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is associated with an increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, mechanisms underlying this association are currently unclear. As there is clear evidence of the independent role of aldosterone on the cardiovascular system, the aim of this study was to evaluate aldosterone levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. A prospective study of 134 consecutive patients with primary hyperparathyroidism before and 3 months after parathyroidectomy. Pre-operative serum aldosterone and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels were correlated positively in all patients (.238; P = .005). In the 62 patients (46%) that were not on antihypertensive medications, this correlation was stronger (.441; P = .0003). In the 72 patients (54%) treated with at least 1 antihypertensive medication, no correlation between preoperative aldosterone and PTH serum levels was observed. By multivariate analysis, pre-operative PTH level (.409; P = .005) was an independent predictor of aldosterone. Pre-operative PTH level >100 ng/L was an independent predictor of abnormally elevated plasma aldosterone level (odds ratio 3.5; P = .01). At 3 months after parathyroidectomy, no correlation was observed between postoperative PTH and aldosterone levels. Aldosterone is correlated positively to preoperative PTH levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Aldosterone might be a key mediator of cardiovascular symptoms in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.

  18. Interpretation of intra-operative PTH changes in patients with multi-glandular primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT).

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    Karakousis, Giorgos Constantine; Han, Dale; Kelz, Rachel Rapaport; Nemani, Deepika; Karamacharya, Jagajan; Roses, Robert; Gimotty, Phyllis A; Fraker, Douglas L

    2007-12-01

    The correct interpretation of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroid patients (pHPT) with multiglandular disease (MGD) can impact the success rate of initial parathyroid exploration, but it remains an understudied topic. In all, 592 of 823 patients were explored by a single surgeon with biochemical evidence of pHPT (1997-2007) and underwent parathyroidectomy using IOPTH. We investigated the incidence of MGD in patients with an appreciable (>50%) decrease in IOPTH levels and in patients whose levels failed to normalize after single gland excision. The mean age of patients was 56.7 years, and 74% of patients were women. Thirty-one patients had PTH levels that decreased by greater than 50% from baseline 10-15 min after single gland excision, but the levels failed to normalize. Of these, 9 patients (29%) had MGD (8 double adenomas, 1 hyperplasia). The incidence of MGD in the remainder of IOPTH patients was 13.9% (78 of 561 patients). Within the subgroup of 31 patients, those with single adenomas did not differ from patients with MGD in baseline IOPTH levels and weights of first adenoma excised, although they demonstrated greater serum creatinine concentrations and a decrease in mean IOPTH. Commonly accepted decreases in IOPTH levels (>50%) for patients who undergo minimally invasive parathyroidectomy may lead to an appreciable number of missed parathyroid adenomas or hyperplastic disease.

  19. Surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism due to parathyroid tumor: A 15-year experience

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    Feng, Lu; Zhang, Xu; Liu, Shan-Ting

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to highlight our experience over a 15-year period in dealing with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) due to a parathyroid tumor. Parathyroidectomy is the standard therapy for patients with PHPT. Our study included all patients with PHPT treated by parathyroidectomy at the Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China. Between 1998 and 2013, a total of 107 patients were recruited. Their clinical data, presentation, laboratory examinations, imageological diagnoses and surgical approaches were analyzed retrospectively. Eighty-four cases (78.5%) were followed up. During a median follow-up period of 5.7 years, a total of 80 patients were without recurrence and metastasis. The main symptoms of PHPT patients were palpable neck mass, joint pains and pathological fracture. The high levels of preoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) and serum calcium in PHPT patients decreased to below the normal upper limit within 3 days of surgery. The sensitivity of neck ultrasonography, sestamibi scanning, CT, MRI and the combination of three or four types of test were 86.0%, 90.4%, 80.8%, 79.6% and 96.1%, respectively. A 50% or greater drop in PTH levels within 20 min compared with the highest PTH levels before surgery occurred in 95/107 cases (88.8%). Transient hypocalcemia was the most common surgical complication. The ultrasonography and sestamibi scan is the most effective examination for parathyroid tumor. The 20 min PTH measurement appears to be extremely useful, and avoids unnecessary bilateral exploration. PMID:27602126

  20. Incidence and Risk Factors of Persistent Hyperparathyroidism After Kidney Transplantation.

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    Nakai, K; Fujii, H; Ishimura, T; Fujisawa, M; Nishi, S

    Persistent hyperparathyroidism after kidney transplantation is related to graft function, but pre-transplantation risk factors of persistent hyperparathyroidism have not been evaluated in detail. We enrolled 86 patients who had undergone kidney transplantation between 2008 and 2014. Nine patients showed persistent hyperparathyroidism characterized by the following: 1) serum parathyroid hormone levels >65 pg/mL and serum calcium levels >10.5 mg/dL at 1 year after kidney transplantation; 2) parathyroidectomy after kidney transplantation; and 3) reintroduction of cinacalcet after kidney transplantation. Compared with other patients, these 9 patients had significantly longer duration of dialysis therapy (186 ± 74 mo vs 57 ± 78 mo) and more frequent treatment with cinacalcet during dialysis (89% vs 12%). Multivariate analysis showed that dialysis vintage, calcium phosphate products, and cinacalcet use before kidney transplantation were independent risk factors of persistent hyperparathyroidism after kidney transplantation. A receiver operating characteristic curve showed 72 months as the cutoff value of dialysis vintage and 55 as the cutoff value of calcium phosphate products. In conclusion, dialysis vintage >6 years, calcium phosphate products >55 (mg/dL)(2), and cinacalcet use before kidney transplantation are strong predictors of persistent hyperparathyroidism. High-risk patients should be evaluated for parathyroid enlargement, and parathyroidectomy must be considered before kidney transplantation.

  1. A 20-year study on 190 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism in a developing country: Turkey experience.

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    Usta, Arif; Alhan, Etem; Cinel, Akif; Türkyılmaz, Serdar; Erem, Cihangir

    2015-04-01

    The aim of this study was to present our 20-year experience regarding primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). PHPT patients who underwent parathyroidectomy in our clinic were reviewed retrospectively. There were 190 PHPT patients, of whom 137 were asymptomatic (72%). The mean serum calcium at the time of diagnosis was 11.9 ± 2.2 mg/dL. The mean parathyroid hormone (PTH) level was 467 ± 78 pg/mL. Ultrasonography (USG) identified all abnormal glands accurately (82.6%) and Technetium-99m sestamibi scintigraphy (MIBI) was used in 89.4% of the patients and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 61%. The common use of USG and MIBI detected 92% of the lesions. Bilateral neck exploration (BNE) was performed in 12.2% of the patients and focused unilateral neck exploration (FUNE) in the remaining 87.8%. Surgical intervention was unsuccessful in 1 patient (0.5%). The conversion ratio from FUNE to BNE was 5.2%. The mean operation time and mean hospital stay decreased significantly in patients with FUNE. Pathologic examination revealed single adenoma in 93% of the patients. New imaging techniques result in the conversion of surgical treatments of PHPT. FUNE in parathyroidectomy performed by an experienced surgeon may provide successful treatment rates.

  2. Calcium metabolism in normal and thyro-parathyroidectomized goats

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    Payne, J. M.; Sansom, B. F.

    1966-01-01

    1. The effects of thyro-parathyroidectomy on calcium metabolism in the goat have been investigated using stable calcium balance techniques and the isotopes 45Ca, 47Ca and 85Sr. 2. Thyro-parathyroidectomized goats, whether receiving supplementary thyroxine or not, are in negative calcium balance, whereas normal or thyroidectomized animals are in positive balance. 3. Gastro-intestinal absorption of 45Ca is less in thyro-parathyroidectomized goats, whether receiving supplementary thyroxine or not, than in either normal goats or thyroidectomized goats receiving thyroxine supplements. 4. The rate of endogenous secretion of calcium into the gastro-intestinal tract is unchanged by either thyroidectomy or thyro-parathyroidectomy. Urinary excretion of calcium is also apparently unchanged. 5. The bone calcium accretion rate is reduced to approximately the same extent in thyroidectomized and thyro-parathyroidectomized goats. Thyroxine supplements restore the bone accretion rate of both groups of animals to normal or greater than normal levels. 6. The bone calcium resorption rate is greater in thyro-parathyroidectomized goats, whether receiving thyroxine supplements or not, than in either normal goats or thyroidectomized goats receiving thyroxine supplements. ImagesFig. 1 PMID:5921839

  3. Training our future endocrine surgeons: a look at the endocrine surgery operative experience of U.S. surgical residents.

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    Zarebczan, Barbara; McDonald, Robert; Rajamanickam, Victoria; Leverson, Glen; Chen, Herbert; Sippel, Rebecca S

    2010-12-01

    During the last 10 years, the number of endocrine procedures performed in the United States has increased significantly. We sought to determine whether this has translated into an increase in operative volume for general surgery and otolaryngology residents. We evaluated records from the Resident Statistic Summaries of the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for U.S. general surgery and otolaryngology residents for the years 2004-2008, specifically examining data on thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies. Between 2004 and 2008, the average endocrine case volume of U.S. general surgery and otolaryngology residents increased by approximately 15%, but otolaryngology residents performed more than twice as many operations as U.S. general surgery residents. The growth in case volume was mostly from increases in the number of thyroidectomies performed by U.S. general surgery and otolaryngology residents (17.9 to 21.8, P = .007 and 46.5 to 54.4, P = .04). Overall, otolaryngology residents also performed more parathyroidectomies than their general surgery counterparts (11.6 vs 8.8, P = .007). Although there has been an increase in the number of endocrine cases performed by graduating U.S. general surgery residents, this is significantly smaller than that of otolaryngology residents. To remain competitive, general surgery residents wishing to practice endocrine surgery may need to pursue additional fellowship training. Copyright © 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Training our Future Endocrine Surgeons: A Look at the Endocrine Surgery Operative Experience of U.S. Surgical Residents

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    Zarebczan, Barbara; Rajamanickam, Victoria; Leverson, Glen; Chen, Herbert; Sippel, Rebecca S

    2010-01-01

    Background Over the last 10 years the number of endocrine procedures performed in the US has increased significantly. We sought to determine if this has translated into an increase in operative volume for general surgery and otolaryngology residents. Method We evaluated records from the Resident Statistic Summaries of the RRC for US general surgery and otolaryngology residents for the years 2004-2008, specifically examining data on thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies. Results Between 2004 and 2008, the average endocrine case volume of US general surgery and otolaryngology residents increased by approximately 15%, but otolaryngology residents performed over twice as many operations as US general surgery residents. The growth in case volume was mostly due to increases in the number of thyroidectomies performed by US general surgery and otolaryngology residents (17.9 to 21.8, p=0.007 and 46.5 to 54.4, p=0.04). Overall, otolaryngology residents also performed more parathyroidectomies than their general surgery counterparts (11.6 vs. 8.8, p=0.007). Conclusion Although there has been an increase in the number of endocrine cases performed by graduating US general surgery residents, this is significantly smaller than that of otolaryngology residents. In order to remain competitive, general surgery residents wishing to practice endocrine surgery may need to pursue additional fellowship training. PMID:21134536

  5. Secondary hyperparathyroidism shortens the action of vecuronium in patients with chronic renal failure.

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    Takita, K; Goda, Y; Kemmotsu, O; Mashio, H; Okuyama, A; Ito, Y; Sakamoto, H; Kawahigashi, H

    1995-05-01

    The authors studied the duration of action of vecuronium in 15 patients with normal renal function and 40 patients with chronic renal failure to evaluate the effect of secondary hyperparathyroidism on the action of vecuronium. The patients were divided into four groups: 15 patients with normal renal function (Group A); nine patients with chronic renal failure who did not need haemodialysis (Group B); 15 anephric patients who did not require parathyroidectomy (Group C); and 16 anephric patients who underwent parathyroidectomy because of severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (Group D). The ratio of the height of the first twitch (T1) to the baseline value before vecuronium administration was measured by an electromyogram. Baseline T1 was obtained after anaesthesia induction with thiamylal iv. The time to 10% recovery of the first twitch (REC 10) after administration of vecuronium 0.12 mg.kg-1 iv was measured in each group. Anaesthesia was maintained with isoflurane and nitrous oxide in oxygen, and supplemented with fentanyl iv. Patients in Group D showed shorter REC 10 (51 +/- 4 min) than those in Groups B (71 +/- 6 min) and C (80 +/- 10 min) (P < 0.05), but similar REC 10 to patients in Group A (37 +/- 4 min). These results suggest that the duration of action of vecuronium in anephric patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism is shorter than in those without secondary hyperparathyroidism.

  6. Cinacalcet Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

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    Rothe, H. M.; Liangos, O.; Biggar, P.; Petermann, A.; Ketteler, M.

    2011-01-01

    Although parathyroidectomy remains the only curative approach to most primary hyperparathyroidism cases, medical treatment with cinacalcet HCl has been proven to be a reasonable alternative for several patient subgroups. Cinacalcet almost always controls hypercalcemia and hypophosphatemia sufficiently. PTH levels are lowered, and cognitive parameters improve. While an increase in bone mineral density DEXA scan scores was not demonstrated in cinacalcet trials, the same applies to more than half of patients after parathyroidectomy. Medical therapy should be first choice in patients with hyperplasia in all glands rather than an isolated adenoma (10–15%), patients with persisting HPT following unsuccessful surgery or inoperable cases due to comorbidities, and patients detected in lab screens for hypercalcemia before developing symptoms who should be treated early but are usually reluctant to undergo surgery. Nephrolithiasis was not found to occur more frequently in cinacalcet trial groups, but urine calcium excretion as one major risk factor of this complication of primary HPT may increase on cinacalcet. Patients carrying the rs1042636 polymorphism of the calcium-sensing receptor gene respond more sensitively to cinacalcet and have a higher risk of calcium stone formation. Cinacalcet is usually administered twice daily but three or four doses per day should be discussed to mimic the beneficial pulsatile PTH-pattern. PMID:21461394

  7. [A Case of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Complicated with Hypercalcemic Crisis during Treatment with Cinacalcet and Improved by Active Treatment].

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    Takeda, Tomoki; Okada, Atsushi; Unno, Rei; Umemoto, Yukihiro; Tozawa, Keiichi; Yasui, Takahiro

    2016-12-01

    A 77-year-old man was referred to our department for surgical treatment of a right ureteral stone identified on computed tomography (CT) during intensive examination for spondylolisthesis of L4-L5. At the initial visit, performance status was 4, and renal dysfunction was identified (Cr 1.3 mg/dl). Corrected calcium level was 11.8 mg/dl, and intact parathyroid hormone level was 555 pg/ml. A CT scan showed a well-defined mass measuring 22×16×20 mm on the right side of the esophagus, along with 99mTc-MIBI uptake in the lesion. Based on these findings, we diagnosed the patient with primary hyperparathyroidism. Considering his general condition, we determined that parathyroidectomy was difficult, and we started treatment using cinacalcet. A temporary therapeutic effect was observed, but the turning point was occurrence of hypercalcemic crisis with aspiration pneumonia. After recovery of his general condition and improvement of blood data by multidisciplinary therapy, we performed parathyroidectomy. Histopathological examination showed that the tumor was a parathyroid adenoma. He is free of reccurence at one year postoperatively. In addition, surgery for spondylolisthesis was performed, and he started to walk independently.

  8. Partial response to cinacalcet treatment in a patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism undergoing hemodialysis: a case report

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    2012-01-01

    Introduction In the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism of chronic kidney disease, calcimimetics - allosteric modulators of the calcium-sensing receptor - inhibit glandular hyperplasia and significantly reduce circulating parathyroid hormone levels. They have a major impact on the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism. Case presentation We present the clinical case of a 41-year-old Caucasian man undergoing chronic hemodialysis, who had a parathyroidectomy to treat severe secondary hyperparathyroidism resistant to cinacalcet treatment. Preoperatively, 24 months after high-dose cinacalcet hydrochloride, we observed a persistently elevated intact parathyroid hormone serum level, and detected clear parathyroid gland hyperplasia regression on ultrasound. We performed a three-gland parathyroidectomy, which was assumed to be total, associated with a hemithyroidectomy. Our patient then entered a hypoparathyroid state. A histopathological examination showed that the removed parathyroid glands were of small size, with a total weight of 1g, associated with a multifocal small papillary thyroid cancer. Conclusion In the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism, cinacalcet hydrochloride effectively reduces total parathyroid gland hyperplasia. However, a persisting elevated intact parathyroid hormone serum level may be observed, demonstrating that reduced parathyroid hyperplastic tissue may still be associated with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism. Even if calcimimetics are very effective in secondary hyperparathyroidism treatment, further studies are necessary for a better understanding of their actions. PMID:23232027

  9. Accuracy of surgeon-performed ultrasound in parathyroid localization.

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    Van Husen, Russell; Kim, Lawrence T

    2004-11-01

    Ultrasound is one of the preferred modalities for localization of abnormal parathyroids. Accuracy of ultrasound is technician-dependent. This study was undertaken to determine the accuracy of surgeon-performed ultrasound (SPU) for the localization of parathyroid tumors in comparison to radiology-performed ultrasound (RPU) and nuclear scintigraphy (NS). In this series 74 consecutive patients with untreated primary hyperparathyroidism underwent SPU at the initial clinic visit; 21 of these patients did not undergo surgery and are excluded from the analysis. Of the 53 patients remaining, RPU was obtained in 26, and 52 patients underwent NS. Directed parathyroidectomy was performed with use of the intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay (IOPTH). In all, 46 patients had a single adenoma as indicated by IOPTH and final pathology. Two patients had double gland disease, and 5 patients had multi-gland hyperplasia. The sensitivity of SPU was 82% and the specificity was 90% in detecting the diseased glands on the correct side (right versus left). The sensitivity for RPU was 42% and the specificity was 92% (n = 26). The sensitivity of NS was 44% and the specificity was 98% (n = 52). In only one case did RPU or NS detect a gland not found by SPU. SPU can be done with accuracy comparable to other ultrasound series in the literature, and it may be superior to RPU or NS in some institutions. It is important for surgeons to be aware of local institutional expertise when relying on RPU and NS during preoperative evaluation prior to directed parathyroidectomy.

  10. Undescended parathyroid adenomas as cause of persistent hyperparathyroidism.

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    Rioja, Paula; Mateu, Germán; Lorente-Poch, Leyre; Sancho, Juan J; Sitges-Serra, Antonio

    2015-08-01

    Undescended glands are a rare cause of primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT), but they are more common, however, among patients with recurrent HPT or those who have undergone a failed initial cervical exploration. The currently development of more precise noninvasive imaging techniques has improved the results of preoperative diagnosis of these ectopic lesions. The operative reports of patients undergoing parathyroidectomy at our institution were reviewed to identify patients with an undescended parathyroid gland adenomas. Demographic, clinical, imaging and surgical variables were recorded. Three patients were included: 2/598 parathyroidectomies performed for primary HPT and 1/93 performed for secondary HPT. One case is presented as jaw tumor syndrome (JTS). All the patients had undergone at least one operation before the definitive focused surgery and represented 6% of our parathyroid reoperations. No significant complications and no recurrences were observed in the long-term follow up. Accurate preoperative localization of these lesions was possible with noninvasive studies. High cure rate is possible through selective approach when accurate preoperative localization. Thorough knowledge of parathyroid embryology and meticulous surgical technique are essential, particularly in patients with previous unsuccessful explorations.

  11. Undescended parathyroid adenomas as cause of persistent hyperparathyroidism

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    Mateu, Germán; Lorente-Poch, Leyre; Sancho, Juan J.; Sitges-Serra, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Background Undescended glands are a rare cause of primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT), but they are more common, however, among patients with recurrent HPT or those who have undergone a failed initial cervical exploration. The currently development of more precise noninvasive imaging techniques has improved the results of preoperative diagnosis of these ectopic lesions. Methods The operative reports of patients undergoing parathyroidectomy at our institution were reviewed to identify patients with an undescended parathyroid gland adenomas. Demographic, clinical, imaging and surgical variables were recorded. Results Three patients were included: 2/598 parathyroidectomies performed for primary HPT and 1/93 performed for secondary HPT. One case is presented as jaw tumor syndrome (JTS). All the patients had undergone at least one operation before the definitive focused surgery and represented 6% of our parathyroid reoperations. No significant complications and no recurrences were observed in the long-term follow up. Conclusions Accurate preoperative localization of these lesions was possible with noninvasive studies. High cure rate is possible through selective approach when accurate preoperative localization. Thorough knowledge of parathyroid embryology and meticulous surgical technique are essential, particularly in patients with previous unsuccessful explorations. PMID:26312215

  12. [Primary hyperparathyroidism in the dog. Diagnosis, therapy and postoperative management in 19 dogs].

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    Jores, K; Kessler, M

    2011-01-01

    Retrospective evaluation of diagnosis and outcome in 20 dogs with primary hyperparathyroidism. In 20 dogs primary hyperparathyroidism was diagnosed and 19 patients were treated via parathyroidectomy, 10 additionally with partial thyroidectomy. Medical records of the dogs were reviewed for signalment, clinical features, laboratory findings and results of histopathologic examination. In some cases postsurgical rehabilitation of calcium metabolism required substitution with calcium and vitamin D preparations. Mean age of the dogs was 11.5 years. The most common clinical signs comprised polydipsia, polyuria, reduced activity, and stiff gait. Laboratory findings were moderate to extensive hypercalcaemia, low or low-normal serum phosphorus concentrations and normal or increased serum parathyroid hormone concentrations. None of the dogs had an elevated parathyroid hormone-related polypeptide level. Histological examination revealed 11 adenomas, six carcinomas and two glandular hyperplasias. Postsurgical management of calcium homeostasis was challenging in some cases. Tumours of the parathyroid gland can be easily treated by parathyroidectomy and usually have a good prognosis. With careful interpretation of laboratory findings of a patient presenting with hypercalcaemia and ruling out other causes of hypercalcaemia diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism can be easily achieved and successfully treated byparathyroidectomy.

  13. [Surgery of the parathyroid gland].

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    Fukunari, Nobuhiro

    2012-11-01

    The introduction of various techniques for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) has changed both the conceptual and surgical approach to parathyroid disease. The perceived advantages of minimally invasive surgery among both clinicians and patients have been a major factor in the development of new surgical techniques, as well as refinement of preoperative localization techniques such as high-sensitive ultrasound and technetium sestamibi scanning. MIP for primary hyperparathyroidism has become an accepted part of endocrine surgical practice worldwide. In recent years, medical management of hyperparathyroidism has been made possible with the use of therapeutics specifically aimed at the calcium-sensing receptor, a cell-surface protein widely viewed as the primary regulator of parathyroid hormone secretion. The calcimimetic agent cinacalcet is approved for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis and for the treatment of hypercalcemia in patients with parathyroid carcinoma. Cinacalcet is also expected to be useful in the treatment of intractable hypercalcemia in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism for whom parathyroidectomy is indicated but surgery is clinically inappropriate or contraindicated.

  14. The scintigraphic appearance of subcapsular parathyroid adenomas.

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    Kraas, Jonathan; Clark, Paige B; Perrier, Nancy D; Morton, Kathryn A

    2005-04-01

    Approximately 5 to 10% of parathyroid adenomas are located within the thin, fibrous capsule of the thyroid gland. These subcapsular adenomas can complicate minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. The small incision used in this procedure limits the view of the surgical bed. Palpation is less sensitive when the adenoma is covered by the thyroid capsule. If a subcapsular parathyroid adenoma can be identified on preoperative parathyroid scintigraphy, nuclear medicine physicians can recommend exploration of the thyroid capsule early, leading to an easier, more efficient operation. The objective of this observational study was to identify the scintigraphic appearance of subcapsular parathyroid adenomas. A total of 109 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism underwent preoperative dual-phase Tc-99m sestamibi parathyroid scintigraphy at our tertiary care center from October 2002 to March 2004. Tc-99m pertechnetate was used as a supplemental technique when deemed necessary for optimal interpretation. Retrospective chart review identified 16 surgically proved subcapsular parathyroid adenomas. Parathyroid scintigraphy was reviewed. Subcapsular parathyroid adenomas tend to conform to the expected shape of the thyroid gland. In this small series, subcapsular parathyroid adenomas followed 1 of 3 patterns on lateral images: (1) focal convex distortion of the posterior wall of the thyroid, (2) polar lentiform configuration, and (3) compression of the posterior thyroid parenchyma. Subcapsular parathyroid adenomas often have a distinct appearance on scintigraphy. Preoperative identification of this type of parathyroid adenoma can direct a subcapsular surgical approach, optimizing the efficiency of the minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.

  15. Persistent renal hyperparathyroidism caused by intrathyroidal parathyroid glands.

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    Chen, Chin-Li; Lin, Shih-Hua; Yu, Jyh-Cherng; Shih, Ming-Lang

    2014-09-01

    Renal hyperparathyroidism usually occurs in chronic renal failure patients on regular dialysis. However, renal hyperparathyroidism resulting from intrathyroidal parathyroid glands is an uncommon condition. We herein present the case of a 35-year-old woman who has been on hemodialysis for 20 years. She had renal hyperparathyroidism with generalized weakness and bone pain for 2 years. The patient initially underwent parathyroidectomy at a local institution, during which two large parathyroid glands were resected from the right side (no parathyroid glands were found on the left side); however, the surgical procedure was unsuccessful, and the patient had persistent renal hyperparathyroidism after the operation. She was then transferred to our hospital and ectopic intrathyroidal parathyroid glands were localized by neck ultrasonography and technetium-99m sestamibi scans with single-photon emission computed tomography imaging preoperatively. A left thyroid lobectomy was performed and two intrathyroidal parathyroid glands were found. The patient recovered uneventfully and her symptoms resolved. Therefore, clinicians should be aware of the possibility of renal hyperparathyroidism resulting from intrathyroidal parathyroid glands in cases where the renal hyperparathyroidism persists after parathyroidectomy.

  16. Near-infrared autofluorescence for the detection of parathyroid glands.

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    Paras, Constantine; Keller, Matthew; White, Lisa; Phay, John; Mahadevan-Jansen, Anita

    2011-06-01

    A major challenge in endocrine surgery is the intraoperative detection of parathyroid glands during both thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies. Current localization techniques such as ultrasound and sestamibi scan are mostly preoperative and rely on an abnormal parathyroid for its detection. In this paper, we present near-infrared (NIR) autofluorescence as a nonintrusive, real-time, automated in vivo method for the detection of the parathyroid gland. A pilot in vivo study was conducted to assess the ability of NIR fluorescence to identify parathyroid glands during thyroid and parathyroidectomies. Fluorescence measurements at 785 nm excitation were obtained intra-operatively from the different tissues exposed in the neck region in 21 patients undergoing endocrine surgery. The fluorescence intensity of the parathyroid gland was found to be consistently greater than that of the thyroid and all other tissues in the neck of all patients. In particular, parathyroid fluorescence was two to eleven times higher than that of the thyroid tissues with peak fluorescence occurring at 820 to 830 nm. These results indicate that NIR fluorescence has the potential to be an excellent optical tool to locate parathyroid tissue during surgery.

  17. Atypical Parathyroid Adenoma Complicated with Protracted Hungry Bone Syndrome after Surgery: A Case Report and Literature Review

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    Juárez-León, Óscar Alfredo; Gómez-Sámano, Miguel Ángel; Cuevas-Ramos, Daniel; Almeda-Valdés, Paloma; López-Flores A La Torre, Manuel Alejandro; Reza-Albarrán, Alfredo Adolfo; Gómez-Pérez, Francisco Javier

    2015-01-01

    Hungry Bone Syndrome refers to the severe and prolonged hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia, following parathyroidectomy in patients with hyperparathyroidism. We present the case of an eighteen-year-old woman with a four-year history of hyporexia, polydipsia, weight loss, growth retardation, and poor academic performance. The diagnostic work-up demonstrated primary hyperparathyroidism with hypercalcemia of 13.36 mg/dL, a PTH level of 2551 pg/mL, bone brown tumors, and microcalcifications within pancreas and kidneys. Neck ultrasonography revealed a parathyroid adenoma of 33 × 14 × 14 mm, also identified on 99Tc-sestamibi scan. Bone densitometry showed decreased Z-Score values (total lumbar Z-Score of −4.2). A right hemithyroidectomy and right lower parathyroidectomy were performed. Pathological examination showed an atypical parathyroid adenoma, of 3.8 g of weight and 2.8 cm in diameter. After surgery she developed hypocalcemia with tetany and QTc interval prolongation. The patient required 3 months of oral and intravenous calcium supplementation due to Hungry Bone Syndrome (HBS). After 42 months, she is still under oral calcium. Usually HBS lasts less than 12 months. Therefore we propose the term “Protracted HBS” in patients with particularly long recovery of 1 year. We present a literature review of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of HBS. PMID:26640724

  18. Clinical applications of Telerobotic ENT-Head and Neck surgery.

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    Arora, Asit; Cunningham, Aileen; Chawdhary, Gaurav; Vicini, Claudio; Weinstein, Gregory S; Darzi, Ara; Tolley, Neil

    2011-01-01

    To review the published clinical data in Telerobotic ENT-Head and Neck surgery, evaluate the benefit of existing clinical applications and identify areas for potential development. A qualitative review was performed of publications in PubMed, Medline and the Cochrane Database identified from the following keyword searches: Telerobotic/Robotic ENT, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery. Preclinical studies and non-clinical review articles were excluded. Forty-five publications were identified including 7 review articles. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) was reported in 20 clinical studies, robotic-assisted thyroidectomy in 13 studies, parathyroidectomy in 4 studies and skull base surgery in 1 study. The majority of TORS publications relate to oropharyngeal malignancy which were Stage III and IV. Clinical benefits include avoidance or dose reduction of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy and improved swallow function. The primary clinical advantage of robotic-assisted neck surgery is the avoidance of a neck scar. The learning curve for robotic thyroidectomy is 50 cases. Body habitus is an important factor for assessment of robotic feasibility in transoral and neck surgery. The application of robotic-assisted parathyroidectomy, thyroidectomy and TORS suggests promising improvements in patient care. Randomised control trials are needed to assess clinical outcome, cost effectiveness and patient benefit in the existing applications. Continued development of robotic technology will expand the viable clinical applications in this specialty. Copyright © 2011 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Multiple ectopic calcifications in subcutaneous tissues with chronic renal failure: A case report.

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    Zhang, RongKai; Li, GuoWei; Yang, LuKun; Li, YingQin; Ou, Jinghuan; Zhang, DaWei; Chen, Tao; Feng, Shaoyan

    2016-01-01

    Multiple tumor-like ectopic calcifications is a rare syndrome characterized by subcutaneous mass deposits of calcium phosphate in periarticular tissues. Although several cases of the surgical treatment of tumoral calcinosis have been reported, the present case is unique in that multiple ectopic calcifications in subcutaneous tissues were found in a hemodialysis patient who had been operated on a total of five times within a period of 1.5 years. A hemodialysis 60-year-old male presented with multiple tumor-like ectopic calcifications bilateral in the shoulders, right buttock and right thigh. He had been operated on a total of five times within a period of 1.5 years; the operations included a subtotal parathyroidectomy with parathyroid autotransplantation in the right forearm. Complete excisions of the ectopic calcifications were performed in the left shoulder, right buttock and right thigh, without signs of recurrence in the same sites at follow-up. Incomplete excision of the ectopic calcification in the right shoulder resulted in recurrence in the same site, and the patient was operated on two more times 1.5 years following the initial surgery. Subtotal parathyroidectomy with parathyroid autotransplantation decreased serum levels of PTH, but the levels of serum calcium and phosphorus remained unchanged post-surgery, which appeared not to inhibit the recurrence of ectopic calcification in patients with CRF. If conservative therapy failed, then early and complete surgical excision may be a good therapeutic option. Copyright © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  20. Near-infrared autofluorescence for the detection of parathyroid glands

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    Paras, Constantine; Keller, Matthew; White, Lisa; Phay, John; Mahadevan-Jansen, Anita

    2011-06-01

    A major challenge in endocrine surgery is the intraoperative detection of parathyroid glands during both thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies. Current localization techniques such as ultrasound and sestamibi scan are mostly preoperative and rely on an abnormal parathyroid for its detection. In this paper, we present near-infrared (NIR) autofluorescence as a nonintrusive, real-time, automated in vivo method for the detection of the parathyroid gland. A pilot in vivo study was conducted to assess the ability of NIR fluorescence to identify parathyroid glands during thyroid and parathyroidectomies. Fluorescence measurements at 785 nm excitation were obtained intra-operatively from the different tissues exposed in the neck region in 21 patients undergoing endocrine surgery. The fluorescence intensity of the parathyroid gland was found to be consistently greater than that of the thyroid and all other tissues in the neck of all patients. In particular, parathyroid fluorescence was two to eleven times higher than that of the thyroid tissues with peak fluorescence occurring at 820 to 830 nm. These results indicate that NIR fluorescence has the potential to be an excellent optical tool to locate parathyroid tissue during surgery.

  1. Encephalopathy in children with chronic renal failure.

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    Baluarte, H J; Gruskin, A B; Hiner, L B; Foley, C M; Grover, W D

    1977-01-01

    The progressive encephalopathy observed in 5 children with chronic renal failure was clinically similar to the so-called dialysis encephalopathy of adults, except that it was not related to dialysis therapy. Renal osteodystrophy is more prevalent in children than in adults and often more severe. The attempt to control the crippling deformities of renal osteodystrophy in growing children with renal insufficiency has led to the use of large quantities of aluminum containing antacids. The encephalopathy observed in children with chronic renal failure may be related to the oral ingestion of aluminum containing compounds in the presence of persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism. We suggest that alternative methods for the adequate control of serum phosphorus levels should be sought and indications for parathyroidectomy in children reevaluated. During the past 18 mos we have lowered the dose of aluminum containing compounds to 50 to 100 mg/Kg/day in our patients with progressive renal failure and recommend parathyroidectomy. No new cases of the encephalopathy have occurred.

  2. Dual modality surgical guidance of non-palpable breast lesions

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    Judy, Patricia Goodale

    Although breast conserving therapy has some advantages over the traditional mastectomy procedure, the biggest disadvantage is the chance of local re-occurrence in which a second surgery is often required. Adequate surgical removal of breast tumors requires accurate tumor localization in order to ensure a balance between optimal cosmetic results and minimization of the risk for local re-occurrence. These challenges have motivated the search for alternative, more accurate methods for intraoperative localization of non-palpable breast lesions. The overall goal of this project was to develop an innovative technique for radioguided localization of non-palpable breast lesions that is more accurate, easier for the breast surgeon, and more comfortable for the patient than the current practice of wire localization. The technique uses a dual modality breast imaging system to place a marker composed of radiolabeled albumin (99mTc-MAA or 111ln-MAA) into the lesion. Preliminary studies were made to evaluate the localization accuracy of the system, which showed that the dual modality breast scanner is capable of accurate 3-dimensional localization using either X-ray or gamma ray imaging. A 3-axis needle positioning system was built and integrated into the dual modality breast scanner and its accuracy tested. A pilot clinical trial to evaluate the dual-modality surgical guidance technique was designed and preliminary clinical data collected. Detailed results were presented on the first three subjects; although a total of seven subjects have been recruited to the study to date. So far, it has been demonstrated that the radioguided surgery technique can be performed with approximately 10 times less radiomarker activity than is currently being used by other researchers employing 99mTc-MAA as a radiomarker, while maintaining comparable localization accuracy. Although the DMSG technique has not been tested in a large cohort of subjects, the preliminary data on the first few are

  3. Transient hyperthyroidism after surgery for secondary hyperparathyroidism: a common problem

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    2011-01-01

    Background Postoperative hyperthyroidism occurs in approximately one third of patients following parathyroidectomy due to primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), but has only rarely been described in secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHP). The frequency, course, and laboratory markers of postoperative hyperthyroidism in SHP remain unknown. Our purpose was to evaluate the frequency and the clinical course of postoperative hypcrthyroidism following surgery of SHP and to determine the diagnostic value of thyroglobulin in this setting. Material and Methods A total of 40 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy because of SHP were included in this study. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free triiodothyronine (fT3), free thyroxine (fl4), and thyroglobulin (Tg) were determined one day before and on day 1, 3, 5, 10, and 40 after surgery. At each of these visits patients were clinically evaluated for signs or symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Results Biochemical evidence of hyperthyroidism was evident in 77% of patients postoperatively despite of preoperatively normal serum levels. TSH dropped from 1.18 ± 0.06mU/L to 0.15 ± 0.07mU/L (p = 0.0015). Free triiodothyronine (fT3) and fT4 levels increased from 2.86 ± 0.02ng/L and 10.32 ± 0.13ng/L, respectively, to their maximum of 4.83 ± 0.17ng/L and 19.35 ± 0.58ng/L, respectively. Thyroglobulin levels rose from 3.8 ± 0.8ng/mL to 111.8 ± 45.3ng/mL (p < 0.001). At day 40 all thyroid related laboratory values were within normal range. Correlation analysis of postoperative values revealed significant correlations for lowest TSH (r = -0.32; p = 0.038), and highest fT3 (r = 0.55; p < 0.001) and fT4 levels (r = 0.67; p < 0.001) with Tg. Conclusion Transient hyperthyroidism is frequent after parathyroidectomy for SHP with Tg being a suitable marker. Awareness of this self-limiting disorder is important to avoid inappropriate and potentially harmful treatment. PMID:21813380

  4. Cinacalcet in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cumulative Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Palmer, Suetonia C.; Nistor, Ionut; Craig, Jonathan C.; Pellegrini, Fabio; Messa, Piergiorgio; Tonelli, Marcello; Covic, Adrian; Strippoli, Giovanni F. M.

    2013-01-01

    Background Calcimimetic agents lower serum parathyroid hormone levels in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but treatment effects on patient-relevant outcomes are uncertain. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the benefits and harms of calcimimetic therapy in adults with CKD and used cumulative meta-analysis to identify how evidence for calcimimetic treatment has developed in this clinical setting. Methods and Findings Cochrane and Embase databases (through February 7, 2013) were electronically searched to identify randomized trials evaluating effects of calcimimetic therapy on mortality and adverse events in adults with CKD. Two independent reviewers identified trials, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias. Eighteen trials comprising 7,446 participants compared cinacalcet plus conventional therapy with placebo or no treatment plus conventional therapy in adults with CKD. In moderate- to high-quality evidence (based on Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation criteria) in adults with CKD stage 5D (dialysis), cinacalcet had little or no effect on all-cause mortality (relative risk, 0.97 [95% confidence interval, 0.89–1.05]), had imprecise effect on cardiovascular mortality (0.67 [0.16–2.87]), and prevented parathyroidectomy (0.49 [0.40–0.59]) and hypercalcemia (0.23 [0.05–0.97]), but increased hypocalcemia (6.98 [5.10–9.53]), nausea (2.02 [1.45–2.81]), and vomiting (1.97 [1.73–2.24]). Data for clinical outcomes were sparse in adults with CKD stages 3–5. On average, treating 1,000 people with CKD stage 5D for 1 y had no effect on survival and prevented about three patients from experiencing parathyroidectomy, whilst 60 experienced hypocalcemia and 150 experienced nausea. Analyses were limited by insufficient data in CKD stages 3–5 and kidney transplant recipients. Conclusions Cinacalcet reduces the need for parathyroidectomy in patients with CKD stage 5D, but does not appear to improve

  5. Is Unilateral Neck Surgery Feasible in Patients with Sporadic Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Double Negative Localisation?

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    Scott-Coombes, D M; Rees, J; Jones, G; Stechman, M J

    2017-06-01

    Ultrasound and Tc99mMIBI scans are used to localise parathyroid tumours in sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). Intra-operative PTH (ioPTH) assay facilitates unilateral neck exploration (UNE). When both ultrasound and MIBI are negative, it is our policy to explore the left side of the neck and only proceed to bilateral neck exploration (BNE) when either a tumour is not found or when ioPTH does not fall to >50% of the highest pre-excision value. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of our approach to 'double negative' patients. A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing primary parathyroidectomy for pHPT. Data were obtained from a prospective surgical database and the hospital electronic patient record. Between January 2004 and November 2014, 746 patients underwent a parathyroidectomy for pHPT. Those who did not have both pre-operative scans, ioPTH or a minimum of 6-month follow-up were excluded. Of 552 patients, 111 (20%) had double negative scans (group A), and in 441, either one or both scans were positive (group B). Median age was 61.5 years (range 10-88). Pre-operative PTH level was significantly lower in group A: 11.8 pmol/l (range 3.1-38.8) versus 14.9 pmol/l (range 2.8-101.6; P < 0.01). Median tumour weight was significantly lower in group A: 280 mg (range 50-3710) versus 573 mg (range 10-12,000; P < 0.01). Overall rate of multiple gland disease (MGD) was 11%; 24% in group A and 7% in group B (P < 0.01). Overall rate of UNE in Group A was 28% and converse to the rate in Group B (76%; P < 0.01). Sensitivity and specificity of ioPTH to detect MGD were 98 and 98% in Group A versus 98 and 100% in Group B. First-time cure rate was 92.7% in group A and 96.8% in group B (P < 0.05). A double negative scan is associated with small tumours and higher rates of MGD. Despite these challenges, surgery is successful in this group of patients reinforcing the message that negative localisation is not a contraindication for

  6. Internal Mammary Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer - Effects on Disease Prognosis and Therapeutic Protocols - A Case Report.

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    Stojanoski, Sinisa; Ristevska, Nevena; Pop-Gjorcheva, Daniela; Antevski, Borce; Petrushevska, Gordana

    2015-03-15

    The main prognostic factor in early staged breast cancer is the axillary lymph node metastatic affection. Sentinel lymph node biopsy, as a staging modality, significantly decreases surgical morbidity. The status of internal mammary lymph nodes gains an increased predictive role in grading breast carcinomas and modulation of postoperative therapeutic protocols. If positive, almost always are associated with worse disease outcome. Nevertheless, the clinical significance of internal mammary lymph node micrometastases has not been up to date precisely defined. To present a case of female patient clinically diagnosed as T1, N0, M0 (clinical TNM) ductal breast carcinoma with scintigraphic detection of internal mammary and axillary sentinel lymph nodes. Dual method of scintigraphic sentinel lymph node detection using 99mTc-SENTI-SCINT and blue dye injection, intraoperative gamma probe detection, radioguided surgery and intraoperative ex tempore biopsy were used. We present a case of clinically T1, N0, M0 ductal breast cancer with scintigraphic detection of internal mammary and axillary sentinel lymph nodes. Intraoperative ex tempore biopsy revealed micrometastases in the internal mammary node and no metastatic involvement of the axillary sentinel lymph node. Detection of internal mammary lymph node metastases improves N (nodal) grading of breast cancer by selecting a high risk subgroup of patients that require adjuvant hormone therapy, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.

  7. Development of a novel gamma probe for detecting radiation direction

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    Pani, R.; Pellegrini, R.; Cinti, M. N.; Longo, M.; Donnarumma, R.; D'Alessio, A.; Borrazzo, C.; Pergola, A.; Ridolfi, S.; De Vincentis, G.

    2016-01-01

    Spatial localization of radioactive sources is currently a main issue interesting different fields, including nuclear industry, homeland security as well as medical imaging. It is currently achieved using different systems, but the development of technologies for detecting and characterizing radiation is becoming important especially in medical imaging. In this latter field, radiation detection probes have long been used to guide surgery, thanks to their ability to localize and quantify radiopharmaceutical uptake even deep in tissue. Radiolabelled colloid is injected into, or near to, the tumor and the surgeon uses a hand-held radiation detector, the gamma probe, to identify lymph nodes with radiopharmaceutical uptkake. The present work refers to a novel scintigraphic goniometric probe to identify gamma radiation and its direction. The probe incorporates several scintillation crystals joined together in a particular configuration to provide data related to the position of a gamma source. The main technical characteristics of the gamma locator prototype, i.e. sensitivity, spatial resolution and detection efficiency, are investigated. Moreover, the development of a specific procedure applied to the images permits to retrieve the source position with high precision with respect to the currently used gamma probes. The presented device shows a high sensitivity and efficiency to identify gamma radiation taking a short time (from 30 to 60 s). Even though it was designed for applications in radio-guided surgery, it could be used for other purposes, as for example homeland security.

  8. Surgical margins in breast-conserving therapy: current trends and future prospects.

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    Sanguinetti, Alessandro; Lucchini, Roberta; Santoprete, Stefano; Bistoni, Giovanni; Avenia, Stefano; Triola, Roberto; Avenia, Nicola

    2013-01-01

    Inadequate surgical margins represent a high risk for adverse clinical outcome in breast-conserving therapy (BCT) for early-stage breast cancer. The majority of studies report positive resection margins in 20% to 40% of the patients who underwent BCT. This may result in an increased local recurrence (LR) rate or additional surgery and, consequently, adverse effects on cosmesis, psychological distress, and health costs. In the literature, various risk factors are reported to be associated with positive margin status after lumpectomy, which may allow the surgeon to distinguish those patients with a higher “a priori” risk for re-excision. However, most risk factors are related to tumor biology and patient characteristics, which cannot be modified as such. Therefore, efforts to reduce the number of positive margins should focus on optimizing the surgical procedure itself, because the surgeon lacks real time intraoperative information on the presence of positive resection margins during breast-conserving surgery. This review presents the status of pre- and intraoperative modalities currently used in BCT. Furthermore, innovative intraoperative approaches, such as positron emission tomography, radio-guided occult lesion localization, and near-infrared fluorescence optical imaging, are addressed, which have to prove their potential value in improving surgical outcome and reducing the need for re-excision in BCT.

  9. Hybrid surgical guidance based on the integration of radionuclear and optical technologies

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    Valdés-Olmos, Renato; Buckle, Tessa; Vidal-Sicart, Sergi

    2016-01-01

    With the evolution of imaging technologies and tracers, the applications for nuclear molecular imaging are growing rapidly. For example, nuclear medicine is increasingly being used to guide surgical resections in complex anatomical locations. Here, a future workflow is envisioned that uses a combination of pre-operative diagnostics, navigation and intraoperative guidance. Radioguidance can provide means for pre-operative and intraoperative identification of “hot” lesions, forming the basis of a virtual data set that can be used for navigation. Luminescence guidance has shown great potential in the intraoperative setting by providing optical feedback, in some cases even in real time. Both of these techniques have distinct drawbacks, which include inaccuracy in areas that contain a background signal (radioactivity) or a limited degree of signal penetration (luminescence). We, and others, have reasoned that hybrid/multimodal approaches that integrate the use of these complementary modalities may help overcome their individual weaknesses. Ultimately, this will lead to advancement of the field of interventional molecular imaging/image-guided surgery. In this review, an overview of clinically applied hybrid surgical guidance technologies is given, whereby the focus is placed on tracers and hardware. PMID:26943463

  10. Portable gamma camera guidance in sentinel lymph node biopsy: prospective observational study of consecutive cases.

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    Peral Rubio, F; de La Riva, P; Moreno-Ramírez, D; Ferrándiz-Pulido, L

    2015-06-01

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy is the most important tool available for node staging in patients with melanoma. To analyze sentinel lymph node detection and dissection with radio guidance from a portable gamma camera. To assess the number of complications attributable to this biopsy technique. Prospective observational study of a consecutive series of patients undergoing radioguided sentinel lymph node biopsy. We analyzed agreement between nodes detected by presurgical lymphography, those detected by the gamma camera, and those finally dissected. A total of 29 patients (17 women [62.5%] and 12 men [37.5%]) were enrolled. The mean age was 52.6 years (range, 26-82 years). The sentinel node was dissected from all patients; secondary nodes were dissected from some. In 16 cases (55.2%), there was agreement between the number of nodes detected by lymphography, those detected by the gamma camera, and those finally dissected. The only complications observed were seromas (3.64%). No cases of wound dehiscence, infection, hematoma, or hemorrhage were observed. Portable gamma-camera radio guidance may be of use in improving the detection and dissection of sentinel lymph nodes and may also reduce complications. These goals are essential in a procedure whose purpose is melanoma staging. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and AEDV. All rights reserved.

  11. POCI: A compact high resolution {gamma} camera for intra-operative surgical use

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    Menard, L.; Charon, Y.; Solal, M.; Laniece, P.; Mastrippolito, R.; Pinot, L.; Ploux, L.; Valentin, L. |; Ricard, M.

    1998-06-01

    The development of a hand-held {gamma} imaging probe for inside body localization of small tumors is of first interest for radio-guided operative cancer surgery. In that context, the authors have developed a sub-millimeter spatial resolution, small field of view, {gamma} per-operative compact imager (POCI). It consists of a head module composed of a high resolution tungsten collimator and a YAP:Ce crystal plate, optically coupled to an intensified position sensitive diode (IPSD). The authors report here the essential imaging performance characteristics of the POCI camera (spatial resolution, position linearity, efficiency and energy response). These were obtained by studying the influence of the collimator and the crystal design to evaluate the optimal configuration. The present version of POCI has a 24 mm diameter usable field of view and an intrinsic spatial resolution of 0.9 mm to 1.2 mm FWHM at 120 keV. These good detection performance characteristics combined with the small size of the camera make the device well suited to provide intra-operative monitoring in several medical procedures, such as thyroid and breast tumor removal.

  12. Design of a compact gamma camera with semiconductor hybrid pixel detectors: imaging tests with a pinhole collimator

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    Mettivier, G.; Montesi, M. C.; Russo, P.

    2003-08-01

    We are designing and building a compact gamma camera using a semiconductor hybrid pixel detector, for Tc-99m 140-keV imaging of sentinel lymph nodes during radio-guided surgery. In order to perform preliminary evaluations on the spatial resolution attainable with different collimators, we used the Medipix1 readout chip, bump-bonded to a silicon pixel detector (300 μm thick, 64×64 pixels, 170 μm pixel pitch, 1% detection efficiency at 140 keV). In this work we tested its performance with a knife-edge 0.35 mm pinhole collimator. Imaging results obtained with a 122 keV Co-57 gamma source show an on-axis system spatial resolution of 0.8 mm (resp. 1.8 mm) at 10 mm (resp. 40 mm) from the collimator face. The collimator efficiency was 2×10 -4 at 10 mm, reducing to 3×10 -5 at 40 mm from the collimator face. This gamma imaging system is compact, can be made hand-held and provides live-time imaging. It will have an acceptable detection efficiency when the Medipix2 chip will be available, in the next future, bonded to a CdTe pixel detector.

  13. Hybrid surgical guidance based on the integration of radionuclear and optical technologies.

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    van Leeuwen, Fijs W B; Valdés-Olmos, Renato; Buckle, Tessa; Vidal-Sicart, Sergi

    2016-06-01

    With the evolution of imaging technologies and tracers, the applications for nuclear molecular imaging are growing rapidly. For example, nuclear medicine is increasingly being used to guide surgical resections in complex anatomical locations. Here, a future workflow is envisioned that uses a combination of pre-operative diagnostics, navigation and intraoperative guidance. Radioguidance can provide means for pre-operative and intraoperative identification of "hot" lesions, forming the basis of a virtual data set that can be used for navigation. Luminescence guidance has shown great potential in the intraoperative setting by providing optical feedback, in some cases even in real time. Both of these techniques have distinct drawbacks, which include inaccuracy in areas that contain a background signal (radioactivity) or a limited degree of signal penetration (luminescence). We, and others, have reasoned that hybrid/multimodal approaches that integrate the use of these complementary modalities may help overcome their individual weaknesses. Ultimately, this will lead to advancement of the field of interventional molecular imaging/image-guided surgery. In this review, an overview of clinically applied hybrid surgical guidance technologies is given, whereby the focus is placed on tracers and hardware.

  14. A case of spontaneous intracranial hypotension: from Ménière-like syndrome to cerebral involvement.

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    Fontaine, N; Charpiot, A; Debry, C; Gentine, A

    2012-06-01

    Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a rare pathology caused by unexplained and variably localized leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The prime symptom is orthostatic headache, although other less specific clinical signs may predominate, and mislead diagnosis. A 47-year-old man presented with Ménière-like symptoms of sudden onset. Secondary orthostatic headache led to the performance of cerebral MRI, which found signs suggestive of intracranial hypotension. A blood-patch was immediately carried out, and was followed by consciousness disorder associated with onset of bilateral subdural hematoma, which required iterative neurosurgical drainage. Myelo-CT confirmed CSF leakage facing the right 12th dorsal nerve root sheath. Radio-guided sealing with biologic glue provided complete regression of all symptoms. Auditory signs may predominate in the clinical presentation of SIH. Their orthostatic character is suggestive. The present case is of a rare severe form. The role of neurosurgery in such cases remains to be defined. Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  15. Evaluation of neuroendocrine tumors with 99mTc-EDDA/HYNIC TOC.

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    Artiko, Vera; Afgan, Aida; Petrović, Jelena; Radović, Branislava; Petrović, Nebojša; Vlajković, Marina; Šobić-Šaranović, Dragana; Obradović, Vladimir

    2016-01-01

    This paper is the short review of our preliminary results obtained with 99mTc-EDDA/HYNIC-TOC. The total of 495 patients with different neuroendocrine tumors were investigated during last few years. There have been 334 true positive (TP), 73 true negative (TN), 6 false positive (FP) and 82 false negative findings (FN). Diagnosis was made according to SPECT findings in 122 patients (25%). The mean T/NT ratio for TP cases was significantly higher (p < 0.01) on SPECT (3.12 ± 1.13) than on whole body scan (2.2 ± 0.75). According to our results, overall sensitivity of the method is 80%, specificity 92%, positive predictive value 98%, negative predictive value 47% and accuracy 82%. Fifteen TP patients underwent therapy with 90Y-DOTATATE. Scintigraphy of neuroendocrine tumors with 99mTc-Tektrotyd is a useful method for diagnosis, staging and follow up of the patients suspected to have neuroendocrine tumors. SPECT had important role in diagnosis. It is also helpful in the appropriate choice of the therapy, including the peptide receptor radionuclide therapy. In the absence of 68Ga-labeled peptides and PET/CT, the special emphasize should be given to application of SPECT/CT as well as to the radioguided surgery.

  16. SiPM arrays and miniaturized readout electronics for compact gamma camera

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    Dinu, N.; Imando, T. Ait; Nagai, A.; Pinot, L.; Puill, V.; Callier, S.; Janvier, B.; Esnault, C.; Verdier, M.-A.; Raux, L.; Vandenbussche, V.; Charon, Y.; Menard, L.

    2015-07-01

    This article reports on the design and features of a very compact and light gamma camera based on SiPM arrays and miniaturized readout electronics dedicated to tumor localization during radio-guided cancer surgery. This gamma camera, called MAGICS, is composed of four (2×2) photo-detection elementary modules coupled to an inorganic scintillator. The 256 channels photo-detection system covers a sensitive area of 54×53 m2. Each elementary module is based on four (2×2) SiPM monolithic arrays, each array consisting of 16 SiPM photo-sensors (4×4) with 3×3 mm2 sensitive area, coupled to a miniaturized readout electronics and a dedicated ASIC. The overall dimensions of the electronics fit the size of the detector, enabling to assemble side-by-side several elementary modules in a close-packed arrangement. The preliminary performances of the system are very encouraging, showing an energy resolution of 9.8% and a spatial resolution of less than 1 mm at 122 keV.

  17. Cardiovascular Action of Insulin in Health and Disease: Endothelial L-Arginine Transport and Cardiac Voltage-Dependent Potassium Channels

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    Dubó, Sebastián; Gallegos, David; Cabrera, Lissette; Sobrevia, Luis; Zúñiga, Leandro; González, Marcelo

    2016-01-01

    Impairment of insulin signaling on diabetes mellitus has been related to cardiovascular dysfunction, heart failure, and sudden death. In human endothelium, cationic amino acid transporter 1 (hCAT-1) is related to the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) and insulin has a vascular effect in endothelial cells through a signaling pathway that involves increases in hCAT-1 expression and L-arginine transport. This mechanism is disrupted in diabetes, a phenomenon potentiated by excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which contribute to lower availability of NO and endothelial dysfunction. On the other hand, electrical remodeling in cardiomyocytes is considered a key factor in heart failure progression associated to diabetes mellitus. This generates a challenge to understand the specific role of insulin and the pathways involved in cardiac function. Studies on isolated mammalian cardiomyocytes have shown prolongated action potential in ventricular repolarization phase that produces a long QT interval, which is well explained by attenuation in the repolarizing potassium currents in cardiac ventricles. Impaired insulin signaling causes specific changes in these currents, such a decrease amplitude of the transient outward K+ (Ito) and the ultra-rapid delayed rectifier (IKur) currents where, together, a reduction of mRNA and protein expression levels of α-subunits (Ito, fast; Kv 4.2 and IKs; Kv 1.5) or β-subunits (KChIP2 and MiRP) of K+ channels involved in these currents in a MAPK mediated pathway process have been described. These results support the hypothesis that lack of insulin signaling can produce an abnormal repolarization in cardiomyocytes. Furthermore, the arrhythmogenic potential due to reduced Ito current can contribute to an increase in the incidence of sudden death in heart failure. This review aims to show, based on pathophysiological models, the regulatory function that would have insulin in vascular system and in cardiac electrophysiology. PMID

  18. Proarrhythmic remodelling of the right ventricle in a porcine model of repaired tetralogy of Fallot

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    Benoist, David; Dubes, Virginie; Roubertie, François; Gilbert, Stephen H; Charron, Sabine; Constantin, Marion; Elbes, Delphine; Vieillot, Delphine; Quesson, Bruno; Cochet, Hubert; Haïssaguerre, Michel; Rooryck, Caroline; Bordachar, Pierre; Thambo, Jean-Benoit; Bernus, Olivier

    2017-01-01

    Objective The growing adult population with surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is at risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. We sought to investigate the contribution of right ventricular (RV) structural and electrophysiological remodelling to arrhythmia generation in a preclinical animal model of repaired TOF (rTOF). Methods and results Pigs mimicking rTOF underwent cardiac MRI functional characterisation and presented with pulmonary regurgitation, RV hypertrophy, dilatation and dysfunction compared with Sham-operated animals (Sham). Optical mapping of rTOF RV-perfused wedges revealed a significant prolongation of RV activation time with slower conduction velocities and regions of conduction slowing well beyond the surgical scar. A reduced protein expression and lateralisation of Connexin-43 were identified in rTOF RVs. A remodelling of extracellular matrix-related gene expression and an increase in collagen content that correlated with prolonged RV activation time were also found in these animals. RV action potential duration (APD) was prolonged in the epicardial anterior region at early and late repolarisation level, thus contributing to a greater APD heterogeneity and to altered transmural and anteroposterior APD gradients in rTOF RVs. APD remodelling involved changes in Kv4.3 and MiRP1 expression. Spontaneous arrhythmias were more frequent in rTOF wedges and more complex in the anterior than in the posterior RV. Conclusion Significant remodelling of RV conduction and repolarisation properties was found in pigs with rTOF. This remodelling generates a proarrhythmic substrate likely to facilitate re-entries and to contribute to sudden cardiac death in patients with rTOF. PMID:28051771

  19. Proarrhythmic remodelling of the right ventricle in a porcine model of repaired tetralogy of Fallot.

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    Benoist, David; Dubes, Virginie; Roubertie, François; Gilbert, Stephen H; Charron, Sabine; Constantin, Marion; Elbes, Delphine; Vieillot, Delphine; Quesson, Bruno; Cochet, Hubert; Haïssaguerre, Michel; Rooryck, Caroline; Bordachar, Pierre; Thambo, Jean-Benoit; Bernus, Olivier

    2017-03-01

    The growing adult population with surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is at risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. We sought to investigate the contribution of right ventricular (RV) structural and electrophysiological remodelling to arrhythmia generation in a preclinical animal model of repaired TOF (rTOF). Pigs mimicking rTOF underwent cardiac MRI functional characterisation and presented with pulmonary regurgitation, RV hypertrophy, dilatation and dysfunction compared with Sham-operated animals (Sham). Optical mapping of rTOF RV-perfused wedges revealed a significant prolongation of RV activation time with slower conduction velocities and regions of conduction slowing well beyond the surgical scar. A reduced protein expression and lateralisation of Connexin-43 were identified in rTOF RVs. A remodelling of extracellular matrix-related gene expression and an increase in collagen content that correlated with prolonged RV activation time were also found in these animals. RV action potential duration (APD) was prolonged in the epicardial anterior region at early and late repolarisation level, thus contributing to a greater APD heterogeneity and to altered transmural and anteroposterior APD gradients in rTOF RVs. APD remodelling involved changes in Kv4.3 and MiRP1 expression. Spontaneous arrhythmias were more frequent in rTOF wedges and more complex in the anterior than in the posterior RV. Significant remodelling of RV conduction and repolarisation properties was found in pigs with rTOF. This remodelling generates a proarrhythmic substrate likely to facilitate re-entries and to contribute to sudden cardiac death in patients with rTOF. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  20. Assessment of change in conservation attitudes through zoo education

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    Randall, Teresa

    2011-12-01

    This study was conducted at the Oklahoma City Zoo in fall 2010 and subjects were students' ages 14-18 who either participated in a formal conservation education class led by zoo educators or in a field trip in which they were engaged in free-choice learning. Two research questions were: 1) Does a trip to the zoo affect conservation attitudes and 2) does learning experience, free-choice or formal, affect conservation attitudes? A criterion group design was used and the instrument used to measure conservation attitudes was Tool 4 from the Visitor Evaluation Toolbox produced by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums MIRP study (Falk, J., Bronnenkant, K., Vernon, C., & Heimlich, J., 2009). Group one (N=110) engaged in a free-choice (field trip only) experience and group two (N=367) engaged in a formal conservation education class. The survey was administered retrospectively to both groups upon completion of their learning experience at the zoo. Statistical analysis was conducted using SPSS 17.0. A paired sample t-test showed the overall mean within both groups increased in a positive direction from 67.965 (retrospective) to 72.345 (present). With alpha set at .05 the two-tailed probability was <0.001, therefore confirming that the change in conservation attitudes was significant. An independent sample t-test of the change in scores between the groups produced p values of 0.792 and 0.773 and revealed that the change was not significant. Findings did illustrate that a trip to the zoo did positively and significantly affect conservation attitudes among teens and that the type of learning experience did not significantly affect change in conservation attitude scores.

  1. The antihistamine fexofenadine does not affect IKr currents in a case report of drug-induced cardiac arrhythmia

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    Scherer, Constanze R; Lerche, Christian; Decher, Niels; Dennis, Adrienne T; Maier, Patrick; Ficker, Eckhard; Busch, Andreas E; Wollnik, Bernd; Steinmeyer, Klaus

    2002-01-01

    The human HERG gene encodes the cardiac repolarizing K+ current IKr and is genetically inactivated in inherited long QT syndrome 2 (LQTS2). The antihistamine terfenadine blocks HERG channels, and can cause QT prolongation and torsades de pointes, whereas its carboxylate fexofenadine lacks HERG blocking activity. In the present study the ability of fexofenadine to block the K897T HERG channel variant was investigated. The underlying single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) A2960C was identified in a patient reported to develop fexofenadine-associated LQTS. K897T HERG channels produced wild-type-like currents in Xenopus oocytes. Even at a concentration of 100 μM, fexofenadine did not inhibit wild-type or K897T HERG channels. Coexpression of wild-type and K897T HERG with the ß-subunit MiRP1, slightly changed current kinetics but did not change sensitivity to terfenadine and fexofenadine. Western blot analysis and immunostaining of transiently transfected COS-7 cells demonstrated that overall expression level, glycosylation pattern and subcellular localization of K897T HERG is indistinguishable from wild-type HERG protein, and not altered in the presence of 1 μM fexofenadine. We provide the first functional characterization of the K897T HERG variant. We demonstrated that K897T HERG is similar to wild-type HERG, and is insensitive to fexofenadine. Although the polymorphism changes PKA and PKC phosphorylation sites, regulation of K897T HERG by these kinases is not altered. Our results strongly indicate that QT lengthening and cardiac arrhythmia in the reported case of drug-induced LQT are not due to the K897T exchange or to an inhibitory effect of fexofenadine on cardiac IKr currents. PMID:12411421

  2. Induction of somatic cell reprogramming using the microRNA miR-302.

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    Kelley, Karen; Lin, Shi-Lung

    2012-01-01

    Since the discovery of pluripotent stem cells, scientists have envisioned their use in regenerative medicine. Unfortunately, such application of embryonic pluripotent stem cells has been impeded by ethical concerns as well as other obstacles. In light of this, the scientific community has begun to explore somatic cell reprogramming (SCR) as a means of producing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from somatic cells. Although still far from being clinically applicable, SCR has become a hot research topic, with many groups working to understand its underlying mechanism. The standard method for inducing SCR is achieved by forced expression of four transcription factors defined by Yamanaka and Yu et al. Regrettably, iPSCs produced by the four-factor method tend to be tumorigenic, making them unsafe for clinical application. Recently, a new method has been identified to generate iPSCs through forced expression of an embryonic stem cell (ESC)-enriched microRNA, miR-302. This method holds a distinct advantage over the four-factor method because it can reprogram somatic cells to tumor-free iPSCs. Also, these miR-302-induced iPSCs, termed "mirPSCs," demonstrate a clear mechanism, which explains the process of reprogramming as a response to global DNA demethylation-the first sign of SCR. Nevertheless, miR-302-induced reprogramming is dose-dependent, and microRNA (miRNA) concentration must be within a specific range for the reprogramming to occur. In addition, excessive overexpression of miR-302 in mirPS cells must not occur; otherwise, they will undergo early senescence. mirPSCs represent a new source of pluripotent stem cells without the tumorigenicity traditionally attributed to iPSCs. Looking forward, the next challenge lies with surmounting senescence, an obstacle that often limits stem cell expansion and prevents researchers from growing the large quantities of iPSCs needed for therapeutic use.

  3. Gain of function in IKs secondary to a mutation in KCNE5 associated with atrial fibrillation

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    Ravn, Lasse S.; Aizawa, Yoshiyasu; Pollevick, Guido D.; Hofman-Bang, Jacob; Cordeiro, Jonathan M.; Dixen, Ulrik; Jensen, Gorm; Wu, Yuesheng; Burashnikov, Elena; Haunso, Stig; Guerchicoff, Alejandra; Hu, Dan; Svendsen, Jesper H.; Christiansen, Michael; Antzelevitch, Charles

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinical arrhythmia and a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Among the gene defects previously associated with AF is a gain of function of the slowly activating delayed rectifier potassium current IKs, secondary to mutations in KCNQ1. Coexpression of KCNE5, the gene encoding the MiRP4 β-subunit, has been shown to reduce IKs. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that mutations in KCNE5 are associated with AF in a large cohort of patients with AF. METHODS One-hundred fifty-eight patients with AF were screened for mutations in the coding region of KCNE5. RESULTS A missense mutation involving substitution of a phenylalanine for leucine at position 65 (L65F) was identified in one patient. This patient did not have a history of familial AF, and neither KCNQ1 nor KCNE2 mutations were found. Transient transfection of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells expressing IKs (KCNQ1+KCNE1) with KCNE5 suppressed the developing and tail currents of IKs in a concentration-dependent manner. Transient transfection with KCNE5-L65F failed to suppress IKs, yielding a current indistinguishable from that recorded in the absence of KCNE5. Developing currents recorded during a test pulse to +60 mV and tail currents recorded upon repolarization to -40 mV both showed a significant concentration-dependent gain of function in IKs with expression of KCNE5-L65F vs KCNE5-WT. CONCLUSION The results of this study suggest that a missense mutation in KCNE5 may be associated with nonfamilial or acquired forms of AF. The arrhythmogenic mechanism most likely is a gain of function of IKs. PMID:18313602

  4. Milk-alkali syndrome in a middle-aged woman after ingesting large doses of calcium carbonate: a case report

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    2009-01-01

    Introduction Most cases of hypercalcaemia are secondary to malignancy or primary hyperparathyroidism. Here we report a case of hypercalcaemia that we have attributed to milk-alkali syndrome. Case presentation A 51-year-old Caucasian woman with a past history of thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy secondary to thyroid cancer developed an altered mental state and had an extremely high calcium concentration of 22.8 mg/dl (5.7 mmol/l). Investigations included work up for malignancy and hyperparathyroidism. However, the hypercalcaemia was attributed to ingestion of large doses of calcium carbonate, leading to milk-alkali syndrome. She was managed with intravenous fluids and withdrawal of calcium carbonate. The patient responded well to treatment, with normalization of the calcium concentration and clinical improvement. Conclusion We present this case to remind clinicians of the importance of detailed history taking and of milk-alkali syndrome as a cause of hypercalcemia. PMID:20181207

  5. Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia: review of three cases.

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    Olivar Roldán, Juana; Pavón de Paz, Isabel; Iglesias Bolaños, Paloma; Montoya Álvarez, Teresa; Fernández Martínez, Alberto; Monereo Megías, Susana

    2008-06-01

    Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, also denominated familial benign hypercalcemia, is an uncommon cause of hypercalcemia. It is caused by mutations of the calcium-sensing receptor, which are inherited in an autosomal dominant high-penetrance fashion. Generally, patients are asymptomatic, and heterozygote cases are diagnosed in childhood or adulthood, when diagnostic work-up of an incidentally discovered hypercalcemia ensues. This disorder is characterized by moderate hypercalcemia, with normal parathormone levels and low urine calcium excretion. It is very important to diagnose this condition, as it does not require surgical procedures, unlike primary hyperparathyroidism, which needs parathyroidectomy in 50% of cases. We present 3 cases of familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia belonging to the same family, and provide an updated review on the topic.

  6. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis and Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Case Report

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    Alghamdi, Anas A.; Ahmad, Maswood M.; Almalki, Mussa H.

    2016-01-01

    The aim of reporting this case is to highlight the association of two disorders, primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). They are usually seen in two different age groups and rarely together. PHPT is a rare cause of SCFE and only 10 cases have been reported in the literature worldwide. The patient in our report is a 13-year-old girl who presented to our clinic with bilateral knee pain and a waddling gait. Subsequent investigations showed that she had PHPT and SCFE with low bone mass. On admission, a parathyroidectomy was performed; then, the slipped femoral epiphyses were fixed with satisfactory results. A systematic algorithmic approach that was illustrated in a previously published case was used. Such cases should be managed with a systematic approach based on the patient’s clinical status to prevent future morbidity. A literature review was conducted by performing a Medline search of all reported cases of PHPT and SCFEs. PMID:27920593

  7. A Rare Constellation of Hürthle Cell Thyroid Carcinoma and Parathyroid Carcinoma.

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    Zakerkish, Mehrnoosh; Rajaei, Elham; Dargahi, Mehrdad; Bahadoram, Mohammad

    2015-12-01

    Separate occurrence of thyroid and parathyroid carcinoma in patients is extremely rare, and to the best of our knowledge, only 7 patients with documented parathyroid and papillary thyroid carcinomas have been described formerly in published reports. We report a patient with an extremely unusual clinical presentation of Hürthle cell carcinoma in thyroid and parathyroid carcinoma. The patient displayed a rare presentation of life-threatening hypercalcaemia after total para-thyroidectomy and failed to respond to standard therapy. Our review of available literature yielded insufficient evidence in managing such. When a patient with thyroid cancer is diagnosed, checking for serum calcium is advised. This is considered a useful method for detecting possible incidental parathyroid lesion and screening the probable concealed parathyroid pathology.

  8. Update on Cutaneous Calciphylaxis

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    Wollina, Uwe

    2013-01-01

    Calciphylaxis is a devastating disorder with a mortality rate of 80% due to sepsis and organ failure. Hallmarks of this rare disease are arteriolar media calcification, thrombotic cutaneous ischemia, and necrotic ulcerations. Different mechanisms of vascular calcification can lead to calciphylaxis. Early diagnosis by deep cutaneous ulcer biopsy is most important for prognosis. Here, dermatologists play a significant role although treatment usually needs an interdisciplinary approach. Surgical procedures had been the cornerstone of treatment in the past including parathyroidectomy, but recently new medical treatments emerged aiming to normalize disturbances of minerals to reduce the serum concentration of sodium phosphate and to prevent precipitation and calcification. Multimodal therapy is warranted but only aggressive surgical debridement of cutaneous ulcers has shown significant outcome improvement. PMID:23716795

  9. Discovering implicit associations in a case of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis complicated by severe mineral imbalance.

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    Pinho, Ana; Pinto, Isabel; Sampaio, Sandra; Neves, Pedro

    2014-11-03

    We describe the case of a 42-year-old woman who developed encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) after 7 years on peritoneal dialysis, with clinical relief by enterolysis associated to treatment with tamoxifen, corticosteroids and parenteral nutrition in haemodialysis. During the next 7 months, she was also conservatively stabilised for mild hyperparathyroidism until she was admitted with calciphylaxis, associated with massive extraosseous calcification. Despite parathyroidectomy and sodium thiosulfate treatment, which resulted in a successful resolution of calciphylaxis, she died 1 year later due to a gross calcified peritoneum. In view of controlled hyperparathyroidism, the massive extraosseous calcification beginning after EPS diagnosis furthermore corroborates a recently suggested role for calcium-regulatory factors associated with poor outcome in EPS.

  10. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 with anterior mediastinal parathyroid adenoma: successful localization using Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT/CT

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    Park, Hye Lim; Kim, Sung Hoon; Lee, Sohee

    2016-01-01

    The most common manifestation of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is hyperparathyroidism. Treatment of hyperparathyroidism in MEN patients is surgical removal of the parathyroid glands, however ectopic parathyroid gland is challenging for treatment. A 51-year-old female, the eldest of 3 MEN1 sisters, had hyperparathyroidism with ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the mediastinal para-aortic region, which was detected by technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi scintigraphy and single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT). She underwent total parathyroidectomy with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery on an anterior mediastinal mass. Anterior mediastinal parathyroid adenoma in MEN1 patients is rare. Precise localization of an ectopic parathyroid gland with Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT/CT can lead to successful treatment of hyperparathyroidism. This is the first reported case in the literature of mediastinal parathyroid adenoma in MEN1 patient visualized by Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT/CT. PMID:27904855

  11. Primary hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy leading to hypercalcaemic crisis and uraemic encephalopathy

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    Nash, E; Ranka, P; Tarigopula, G; Rashid, T

    2015-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is rare during pregnancy. Recognition may be challenging as symptoms overlap with those of other common disorders of pregnancy. Furthermore, physiological changes of pregnancy affecting calcium homoeostasis mean awareness of the condition and careful interpretation of results in the light of pregnancy are essential for diagnosis. Maternal complications of primary hyperparathyroidism include nephrolithiasis, pancreatitis, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension and peptic ulcers. At its most severe, hypercalcaemic crisis may occur, presenting with acute neurological disturbance. Most commonly, the underlying aetiology is a solitary parathyroid adenoma whereby parathyroidectomy is the only cure. A 30-year-old Caucasian woman booked under Consultant care presented at 32 weeks gestation with vomiting and right-sided loin pain. Following presentation, she was diagnosed with renal calculi. She was delivered by caesarean section (CS) due to deterioration in renal function. Post-CS, she had a grand mal seizure. She was found to have hypercalcaemia with underlying hyperparathyroidism. PMID:25819820

  12. Methylene blue and parathyroid adenoma localization: Three new cases of a rare cutaneous complication.

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    Lieberman, Elliot D; Thambi, Rakhi; Pytynia, Kristen B

    2016-02-01

    Methylene blue has been safely used for the localization of parathyroid glands during parathyroidectomy, and only a few adverse effects have been documented. Methylene blue administration as a cause of pulse-oximetry-related skin injury is extremely rare. We describe 2 such cases in patients who developed a blister on the second digit at the pulse oximetry site after an uncomplicated excision of a parathyroid adenoma. In another case, a patient became bradycardic intraoperatively; she was successfully resuscitated, but she incurred a second-degree burn at the pulse oximetry site. In all 3 cases, the burns resolved with local wound care. We publish this report to alert surgeons and anesthesiologists to the risk of skin complications with the use of high-dose intraoperative methylene blue.

  13. Influence of parathyroid state on calcium uptake in bone

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    LEMON, GERARD J.; BASSINGTHWAIGHTE, JAMES B.; KELLY, PATRICK J.

    2010-01-01

    The exchange of calcium and strontium ions in bone was studied in control dogs, dogs made hypocalcemic by parathyroidectomy, and dogs rendered hypercalcemic by injection of parathyroid hormone. After injections of tracer into the tibial nutrient artery, extraction of tracer during transcapillary passage was measured and expressed as a fraction of 1. Extraction over the first 3 min in normal dogs was 0.46 ± 0.09 (n = 6), in hypocalcemic dogs it was increased to 0.53 ± 0.07 (n = 6), and in hypercalcemic dogs it was decreased to 0.39 ± 0.07 (n = 5). Subsequent washout was less rapid than normal in hypoparathyroid dogs and more rapid than normal in hyperparathyroid dogs. We conclude from this that the immediate volume of distribution in bone (or the number of available binding sites) for strontium diminishes as the parathyroid hormone level increases. PMID:7065174

  14. Pseudoarthrosis and fracture: interaction between severe vitamin D deficiency and primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Rastogi, Ashu; Bhadada, Sanjay Kumar; Bhansali, Anil

    2013-11-01

    A young woman with severe vitamin D deficiency presented with proximal muscle weakness, fragility fracture and pseudoarthrosis. On evaluation, she was found to have hypercalcaemia, a single parathyroid adenoma and an undetectable 25-hydroxyvitamin D level. She received parenteral cholecalciferol and subsequently underwent curative parathyroidectomy. Postoperatively, she had hungry bone syndrome, which she gradually recovered from with calcium and calcitriol replacement. Notably, her calcium levels were in the lower limit of normal range and associated with elevated alkaline phosphatase levels at postoperative Day 14. Follow-up for the next four years showed that the patient had remarkable symptomatic and radiological improvements. In this report, we discuss the pathophysiological interactions between vitamin D deficiency and associated primary hyperparathyroidism.

  15. Primary hyperparathyroidism and Klinefelter's syndrome in a young man

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    Pellegrino, M; Attanasio, R; Guarnieri, V; Maffè, A; Borretta, G

    2015-01-01

    Summary We report the association of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and Klinefelter's syndrome (KS) in a 22-year-old male complaining of worsening fatigue. PHPT was asymptomatic at the diagnosis, but the patient had worsening hypercalcemia and osteoporosis, and developed acute renal colic. He then underwent parathyroidectomy with resection of a single adenoma and normalization of calcium and parathyroid hormone levels. Clinical and therapeutic implications of this rare association are discussed. Learning points The coexistence of KS and PHPT is very uncommon.Patients with mild PHPT often have nonspecific symptoms that may be confused and superimposed with those of hypogonadism.KS patients, especially when young and already osteoporotic at diagnosis, should be screened for other causes of secondary osteoporosis, in particular PHPT. PMID:25859391

  16. Transient response of thyroidectomized pigs to bolus calcium injections and the effect of salmon calcitonin and parathyroid hormone.

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    Jaros, G G; Van Hoorn-Hickman, R; Maier, H; Newman, E

    1983-04-01

    The intravenous injection of calcium gluconate (0.11 mM/kg body weight) into conscious thyroidectomized pigs elicits a 30% rise in both ionized and total calcium concentrations of plasma, which return to basal levels within 180 min. The administration of calcitonin (2.5-10 MRC U/kg body weight) reduces this time to 30 to 40 min which is similar to the time obtained in thyroid intact animals. These results suggest that calcitonin may be involved in the fast calcium removal processes and thus in the short-term regulating system of calcium homeostasis. Neither parathyroidectomy nor the administration of parathyroid hormone affected the time for recovery in thyroidectomized pigs, suggesting that the short-term regulation is independent on the parathyroid gland and its hormone.

  17. Brown tumor of secondary hyperparathyroidism: surgical approach and clinical outcome.

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    Queiroz, Isaac Vieira; Queiroz, Samara Pereira; Medeiros, Rui; Ribeiro, Rodolfo Bonfim; Crusoé-Rebello, Iêda Margarida; Leão, Jair Carneiro

    2016-12-01

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a frequent complication of chronic renal failure. The brown tumor is an unusual presentation of fibrous osteitis that represents a serious complication of renal osteodystrophy, affecting predominantly the hands, feet, skull, and facial bones. The aim of this paper is to describe the case of a 53-year-old female patient, with renal failure who has been on dialysis for 6 years and developed severe secondary hyperparathyroidism and brown tumor of the maxilla and mandible, confirmed by incisional biopsy. Parathyroidectomy was indicated as a result of rapid growth of the tumor and the maintenance of laboratory findings. Despite the normalization of serum parathyroid hormone and alkaline phosphatase, tumor regression was slow and patient's important functional and esthetic deficits persisted. Excision of the mandible tumor was conservative. Osteoplasty was recommended because during a 5-year follow-up there was regression of the lesion, decreased pain, bleeding, and tooth mobility.

  18. Image diagnosis of parathyroid glands in chronic renal failure

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    Takagi, H.; Tominaga, Y.; Uchida, K.; Yamada, N.; Morimoto, T.; Yasue, M.

    1983-07-01

    Twenty-two out of 31 patients with chronic renal failure and secondary hyperparathyroidism who underwent parathyroidectomy before operation underwent non-invasive image diagnosis of parathyroid glands by computed tomography (CT), scintigraphy with /sup 201/TlCl and /sup 99m/TcO/sup 4 +/, and/or ultrasonography. CT visualized 39 of 45 parathyroid glands (86.7%), weighing more than 500 mg. Scintigraphy with a subtraction method using a computer performed the diagnosis in 19 of 27 glands (70.4%). Ultrasonography detected 21 of 27 glands (77.8%). Image diagnosis was also useful in the postoperative follow-up study. The non-invasive image diagnosis of parathyroid glands in patients with chronic renal failure is thus valuable for 1) definite diagnosis of secondary hyperparathyroidism, 2) localization, and 3) diagnosis for effectiveness of conservative treatment.

  19. Primary hyperparathyroidism presenting with acute pancreatitis and asymptomatic bone involvement

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    Saif, Aasem

    2015-01-01

    Summary A 15-year-old female patient presented to the emergency room with vomiting and abdominal pain. She had two similar attacks in the previous three months both of them were diagnosed as pancreatitis in two different hospitals. On admission, her serum calcium and parathyroid hormone levels were very high. CT scan revealed left inferior parathyroid adenoma. Investigations to rule out possible multiple endocrine neoplasia were all negative. The patient was managed by intravenous fluids and furosemide to lower her serum calcium level. Then, left inferior parathyroidectomy was done. Postoperatively, the patient had hungry bone syndrome with severe hypocalcaemia and was managed by intravenous calcium infusion for five days in the intensive care unit. Later, she was kept on oral calcium and vitamin D supplementation. She became symptom-free and her serum calcium improved gradually. PMID:26604950

  20. Robotic excision of a huge parathyroid adenoma via a retroauricular approach.

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    Lee, Jeon Mi; Byeon, Hyung Kwon; Choi, Eun Chang; Koh, Yoon Woo

    2015-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism results from the overproduction of parathyroid hormone by 1 or more autonomously hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands and often causes hypercalcemia. Once this condition has been diagnosed, the treatment of choice is surgical removal. There have been many attempts to remove the hyperfunctioning gland with minimally invasive surgical techniques, with cure rates comparable with those of conventional techniques. On the basis of our initial surgical experiences of robotic thyroidectomy and other head and neck surgeries via a retroauricular (RA) approach, we have recently successfully performed robotic excision of a huge parathyroid tumor via an RA approach on a 44-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with a parathyroid adenoma. It is the first to describe in detail the successful completion of a robotic parathyroidectomy via an RA approach.

  1. Hyperparathyroid crisis due to asymmetric parathyroid hyperplasia with a massive ectopic parathyroid gland.

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    Gratian, Lauren F; Hyland, Kristen A; Scheri, Randall P

    2014-10-01

    To report a rare case of primary hyperparathyroidism presenting with hyperparathyroid crisis due to parathyroid hyperplasia with ectopic glands. We present the initial clinical manifestations, laboratory results, radiologic and surgical findings, and management in a patient who had hyperparathyroid crisis. The pertinent literature and management options are also reviewed. A 60-year-old female presented with hyperparathyroid crisis requiring preoperative stabilization with rehydration, diuresis, bisphosphonate therapy, and ultimately hemodialysis. Parathyroidectomy revealed asymmetric 4-gland hyperplasia, with a massive ectopic parathyroid gland in the tracheoesophageal groove extending into the mediastinum. Her postoperative course was complicated by hungry bone syndrome and hypocalcemia. This case illustrates the rare occurrence of hyperparathyroid crises due to asymmetric parathyroid hyperplasia with a massive ectopic parathyroid gland.

  2. Experimental investigations on immunology of the parathyroid gland

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    Lupulescu, A.; Potorac, E.; Pop, A.; Heitmanek, Constanta; Merculiev, Elena; Chisiu, N.; Oprisan, R.; Neacsu, C.

    1968-01-01

    Repeated inoculation of homologous parathyroid tissue in dogs induced isoimmune hypoparathyroidism, with all the characteristic biochemical and histopathological features and the presence of complement fixing antibodies in the serum. Disturbances of calcium and phosphorus metabolism were similar to, but less severe than, those observed in dogs with hypoparathyroidism induced by complete thyro-parathyroidectomy. Injection of rabbits with crude extracts of dog, rat, hog and human parathyroid or with bovine parathormone (PTH), each incorporated in Freund's adjuvant, resulted in the development of complement fixing and precipitating antibodies: these reacted with the corresponding tissue preparations, but did not show cross-reactivity. Antibodies were not detected in the serum of normal dogs or in control dogs inoculated with Freund's adjuvant alone. Study of the parathyroid glands by electron microscopy provided information on the mechanism of PTH secretion and synthesis in normal dogs and in those with hypoparathyroidism. ImagesFIG. 3FIG. 4-8FIG. 9FIG. 10-11 PMID:4968246

  3. Needle in a haystack-parathyroid gland in a 10-day old infant: a case report and literature review.

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    Ismail, Adel; Abbas, Tariq O; Al-Khalaf, Fawziya

    2011-01-01

    Neonatal severe primary hyperparathyroidism (NSPHT) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of calcium homeostasis. It presents shortly after birth and is characterized by striking hyperparathyroidism, marked hypercalcemia, and hyperparathyroid bone disease. It is caused by mutations of the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), the ionized calcium sensor for the parathyroid cells, the parafollicular thyroid C cells, and the kidney epithelium, as well as cells in bone and intestine. Without early intervention, which frequently requires surgical removal of the hyperplastic parathyroids, the patients often succumb to complications of hypercalcemia and respiratory failure. Finding the parathyroid gland in small neonates is not an easy task. Here we report on a patient with neonatal hyperparathyroidism who was treated by total parathyroidectomy and discuss the various ways of helping to find the parathyroid glands during surgery at this young age.

  4. Hypercalcemia and Lytic Bone Lesions Masquerading Inflammatory Arthritis Treated as Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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    Salari, Masoumeh; Aboutorabi, Robab Bigom; Rezaieyazdi, Zahra

    2015-10-01

    Hyperparathyroidism is a complex clinical syndrome characterized by dysfunction in the metabolism of bone, calcium and phosphorus. Rheumatologic manifestations are common amongst patients with hyperparathyroidism. We report a 50-year-old woman with hypercalcemia, lytic bone lesions and inflammatory arthritis of both hands that were not resolved after parathyroidectomy. Laboratory evidence of elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, positive C-reactive protein (CRP) and high titers of anti-CCP and rheumatoid factor was diagnostic of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) according to European League Against Rheumatism criteria. Eventually, with the concomitant diagnoses of hyperparathyroidism and RA, she was treated with methotrexate and hydroxychloroquin. Hyperparathyroidism may present with rheumatologic manifestations, leading to an initial misdiagnosis. Furthermore, attention to this fact that hypercalcemia is not commonly associated with RA, and rather suggestive of a concomitant disorder, is crucial to the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism in RA patients with hypercalcemia.

  5. Octreotide Uptake in Parathyroid Adenoma

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    Karaçavuş, Seyhan; Kula, Mustafa; Cihan Karaca, Züleyha; Ünlühızarcı, Kürşad; Tutuş, Ahmet; Bayram, Fahri; Çoban, Ganime

    2012-01-01

    The patient with a history of bone pain and muscle weakness, was thought to have oncogenic osteomalacia as a result of biochemical investigations and directed to Nuclear Medicine Department for a whole-body bone scintigraphy and 111In-octreotide scintigraphy. There was no focal pathologic tracer uptake, but generalized marked increase in skeletal uptake on bone scintigraphy. Octreotide scintigraphy showed accumulation of octreotide in the region of the left lobe of the thyroid gland in the neck. Thereafter, parathyroid scintigraphy was performed with technetium-99m labeled metroxy-isobutyl-isonitryl (99mTc-MIB) and MIBI scan demonstrated radiotracer uptake at the same location with octreotide scintigraphy. The patient underwent left inferior parathyroidectomy and histopathology confirmed a parathyroid adenoma. Somatostatin receptor positive parathyroid adenoma may show octreotide uptake. Octreotide scintigraphy may be promising and indicate a possibility of using somatostatin analogues for the medical treatment of somatostatin receptor positive Conflict of interest:None declared. PMID:23487397

  6. Undescended parathyroid adenoma

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    Maawy, Ali A; Oh, Deborah K; Bouvet, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Undescended parathyroid adenomas are rare, representing 0.08% of all parathyroid adenomas; however, they make up 7% of the underlying cause of failed cervical exploration in patients with persistent primary hyperparathyroidism. A 43-year-old woman with no significant medical or family history presented with fatigue and was diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism; however, preoperative imaging including sestamibi scan and ultrasound was unable to identify the hyperfunctioning gland. She underwent a neck exploration and hemithyroidectomy and partial parathyroidectomy with failure of resolution of her disease. Subsequent work up including a CT of the neck demonstrated a 1.9 cm mass adjacent to the left submandibular gland. This was removed with postoperative normalisation of the patient's serum calcium and parathyroid hormone levels. PMID:25737222

  7. Hyperparathyroidism of Renal Disease

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    Yuen, Noah K; Ananthakrishnan, Shubha; Campbell, Michael J

    2016-01-01

    Renal hyperparathyroidism (rHPT) is a common complication of chronic kidney disease characterized by elevated parathyroid hormone levels secondary to derangements in the homeostasis of calcium, phosphate, and vitamin D. Patients with rHPT experience increased rates of cardiovascular problems and bone disease. The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes guidelines recommend that screening and management of rHPT be initiated for all patients with chronic kidney disease stage 3 (estimated glomerular filtration rate, < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2). Since the 1990s, improving medical management with vitamin D analogs, phosphate binders, and calcimimetic drugs has expanded the treatment options for patients with rHPT, but some patients still require a parathyroidectomy to mitigate the sequelae of this challenging disease. PMID:27479950

  8. [Multiple peritrochanteric and pubic calcifications in a young woman on hemodialysis with severe renal osteodystrophy successfully treated with sevelamer+cinacalcet+paracalcitol combination therapy].

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    Bellotti, G; Presta, P; Panzino, T; Capria, M; Caglioti, A; Riccio, M; Bova, F; Fuiano, L; Fuiano, G

    2009-01-01

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a frequent complication of chronic renal failure that can induce severe bone disease and negatively influence the cardiovascular outcome. Therefore, nephrologists should attempt to reach the targets recommended by national and international guidelines using all the available therapeutic strategies. We describe the case of a 37-year-old woman affected by spina bifida and myelomeningocele who had been on hemodialysis since 1993. In July 2006 she developed secondary hyperparathyroidism complicated by peritrochanteric calcifications which did not respond to standard therapy. Because it was impossible to perform a parathyroidectomy, we started medical therapy with a combination of sevelamer hydrochloride, paracalcitol and cinacalcet, which resulted in progressive improvement of laboratory data and osteodystrophy. A diagnosis of mixed secondarytertiary hyperparathyroidism was made, but a progressive increase in iPTH to very high levels suggested a rapid evolution toward a pure tertiary form.

  9. [Difficulties in renal osteodystrophy treatment in patient undergoing long-term renal replacement therapy--a case study].

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    Jander, Anna; Kałuzyńska, Anna; Tkaczyk, Marcin

    2010-01-01

    Abnormal mineral metabolism and altered bone structure and composition occur early in the course of chronic kidney disease. We present difficulties in renal osteodystrophy treatment in patient undergoing renal replacement therapy for twenty two years (dialysis, transplant, dialysis), which is not in the waiting list for kidney transplant (patient disagreement). Due to failure of conventional therapy of hyperparathyroidism (calcium, phosphate binders, vitamin D) he was needed parathyroidectomy twice. Now he presents a very low PTH level but hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia and calcium/phosphate product over upper limit. This disturbances led to extra skeletal calcification (skin, vessels, eyes - "red eyes syndrome", central nervous system). Even now having new phosphate binders we cannot keep plasma phosphate, calcium in normal range, probably due to inadequate diet and non-compliance. Effective therapy is still difficult in this patient.

  10. [Kidney and bone update : the 5-year history and future of CKD-MBD. Pharmacoeconomics in the field of CKD-MBD].

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    Hamano, Takayuki

    2012-07-01

    Pharmacoeconomics (PE) , which contributes to the decisions on the population rather than the patient level such as policy making, provides us with the cost and value of a given drug. Recent Japanese PE studies in the field of CKD-MBD are reviewed in this manuscript. Lanthnum carbonate is not cost effective as a first-line phosphate binder, while cost effective as a second-line drug added on conventional treatments for those with serum phosphate >6.0 mg/dL, as shown in incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $34,896. Cinacalcet hydrochloride was found to be cost effective only for those who cannot undergo parathyroidectomy. Taking these findings into account, when cinacalcet have to be used, we should give priority to calcium containing phosphate binders rather than expensive sevelamer or lanthanum from the viewpoint of the medical cost. Moreover, the doses of cinacalcet should be minimized by administering inexpensive vitamin D concomitantly.

  11. A Rare Case of Petrified Ear

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    Buikema, Kathryn E.; Adams, Erin G.

    2012-01-01

    Calcification or ossification of the auricle, also referred to as petrified ear, is a rare diagnosis in dermatology. In medical literature, it has most often been attributed to trauma, hypothermia and frostbite, or hypercalcemia secondary to a metabolic or endocrine disorder, such as Addison's disease. Here, we report the clinical and radiologic findings of a 79-year-old African American male whose unilateral petrified auricle was an incidental finding. He had a preceding history of hyperparathyroidism and subsequent hypercalcemia treated with a subtotal parathyroidectomy three years prior to presentation. In addition to laboratory analysis, a history and physical examination was performed which revealed no other signs of hypercalcemia. Radiologic studies demonstrated partial ossification of the external auricular cartilage on the left side. The patient was diagnosed with the rare occurrence of a petrified ear. In light of this case, we provide a discussion concerning the possible etiologies of this diagnosis including appropriate patient evaluation and possible treatment recommendations. PMID:23259082

  12. Ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the soft palate: a case report.

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    Chang, Brent A; Sharma, Anil; Anderson, Donald W

    2016-10-18

    Ectopic parathyroid adenomas can occur in numerous anatomic locations. While ectopic parathyroid adenomas can rarely occur in the pharyngeal region, this has not previously been described in the soft palate. We report the first case of ectopic parathyroid adenoma within the soft palate. A 59 year old woman presented with hyperparathyroidism. She remained persistently hyperparathyroid after initial parathyroidectomy. Repeat exploration for a lesion suspicious on PET-CT for an ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the parapharyngeal region was unsuccessful in treating the hyperparathyroidism. An ectopic adenoma in the soft palate was eventually discovered. Removal through a transoral approach was successful in treating the hyperparathyroidism. Ectopic parathyroid adenomas can occur in various anatomical locations that may be missed even with the use of the various imaging modalities. The soft palate should be added to the list of possible ectopic locations high in the neck.

  13. [PTHi value in the surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism].

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    Ferrer Baixauli, F; Severá Ferrándiz, G; Menor Ibáñez, F; Infante Matarredona, E

    2004-01-01

    The prevalence of hyperparathyroidism as increased in the last 20 years due to a longer number of biochemical determinations, in which we observe in many cases hipercalcemia by casualty. The simptomatology of the primary hyperparathyroidism is very subtile and sometimes none in an 80% of the patients. Between november 1996 and march 2003 we have operated 55 parathyroidectomies. 36 patients (65,4%) had primary hyperparathyroidism, 16 (29,1%) secondary hyperparathyroidism and the rest (5,4%) tertiary hyperparathyroidism. Our hospital has a device of rapid detection of the parathyroid hormone level since february 2000, allowing us its satisfactory intraoperative determination in few minutes, evaluating the decrease to values inferior to the half of its basal level.

  14. Intramuscular and subcutaneous forearm parathyroid autograft hyperplasia in renal dialysis patients: A retrospective cohort study.

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    Hsu, Yu-Chen; Hung, Chung-Jye

    2015-11-01

    Intramuscular and subcutaneous forearm parathyroid autograft are proved to have compatible short-term outcome. However, long-term clinical courses have not been studied. A single-surgeon retrospective cohort study of parathyroid autograft hyperplasia from August 1998 to January 2013 was performed. According to the location of their parathyroid autograft, patients were divided into an Intramuscular group and a Subcutaneous group. Clinical parameters were analyzed to assess the risk factors and clinical course of autograft hyperplasia. There were 888 consecutive patients who underwent total parathyroidectomy with forearm autotransplantation for renal hyperparathyroidism during the period. The median age at the time of total parathyroidectomy with forearm autotransplantation was 54.2 years (range, 12-86) and the median follow-up time was 4.0 years (range 0.1-16). Autograftectomy was performed on 29 of 888 patients. The incidence of autograftectomy was 15 of 65 in the Intramuscular group and 14 of 823 in the Subcutaneous group; the incidence of repeated autograftectomy was 4 of 65 in the Intramuscular group and 1 of 823 in the Subcutaneous group. The cumulative frequency of autograftectomy was greater in the Intramuscular group than that in the Subcutaneous group (11.6 vs 3.1% at 6 years, P < .001). The location of the autograft was the only significant factor affecting the autograftectomy frequency (P = .002). The Intramuscular group reoperation patients experienced a longer period between their first operation and the autograftectomy (6.6 vs 3.3 years, P = .003), longer operating times (79 vs 37 minutes, P = .002), and a greater level of pre-autograftectomy systemic intact parathyroid hormone (1,044 vs 559 ng/L, P = .014) than the Subcutaneous group. Intramuscular parathyroid autotransplantation results in a high incidence of autograftectomy, repeated autograftectomy, and a high cumulative frequency of autograftectomy. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights

  15. A Multimodal Imaging Protocol, (123)I/(99)Tc-Sestamibi, SPECT, and SPECT/CT, in Primary Hyperparathyroidism Adds Limited Benefit for Preoperative Localization.

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    Lee, Grace S; McKenzie, Travis J; Mullan, Brian P; Farley, David R; Thompson, Geoffrey B; Richards, Melanie L

    2016-03-01

    Focused parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism (1°HPT) is possible with accurate preoperative localization and intraoperative PTH monitoring (IOPTH). The added benefit of multimodal imaging techniques for operative success is unknown. Patients with 1°HPT, who underwent parathyroidectomy in 2012-2014 at a single institution, were retrospectively reviewed. Only the patients who underwent the standardized multimodal imaging workup consisting of (123)I/(99)Tc-sestamibi subtraction scintigraphy, SPECT, and SPECT/CT were assessed. Of 360 patients who were identified, a curative operation was performed in 96%, using pre-operative imaging and IOPTH. Imaging analysis showed that (123)I/(99)Tc-sestamibi had a sensitivity of 86% (95% CI 82-90%), positive predictive value (PPV) 93%, and accuracy 81%, based on correct lateralization. SPECT had a sensitivity of 77% (95% CI 72-82%), PPV 92% and accuracy 72%. SPECT/CT had a sensitivity of 75% (95% CI 70-80%), PPV of 94%, and accuracy 71%. There were 3 of 45 (7%) patients with negative sestamibi imaging that had an accurate SPECT and SPECT/CT. Of 312 patients (87%) with positive uptake on sestamibi (93% true positive, 7% false positive), concordant findings were present in 86% SPECT and 84% SPECT/CT. In cases where imaging modalities were discordant, but at least one method was true-positive, (123)I/(99)Tc-sestamibi was significantly better than both SPECT and SPECT/CT (p < 0.001). The inclusion of SPECT and SPECT/CT in 1°HPT imaging protocol increases patient cost up to 2.4-fold. (123)I/(99)Tc-sestamibi subtraction imaging is highly sensitive for preoperative localization in 1°HPT. SPECT and SPECT/CT are commonly concordant with (123)I/(99)Tc-sestamibi and rarely increase the sensitivity. Routine inclusion of multimodality imaging technique adds minimal clinical benefit but increases cost to patient in high-volume setting.

  16. The Effects of Cinacalcet in Older and Younger Patients on Hemodialysis: The Evaluation of Cinacalcet HCl Therapy to Lower Cardiovascular Events (EVOLVE) Trial

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    Drüeke, Tilman B.; Block, Geoffrey A.; Correa-Rotter, Ricardo; Floege, Jürgen; Herzog, Charles A.; London, Gerard M.; Mahaffey, Kenneth W.; Moe, Sharon M.; Wheeler, David C.; Kubo, Yumi; Dehmel, Bastian; Goodman, William G.; Chertow, Glenn M.

    2015-01-01

    Background and objectives The calcimimetic cinacalcet reduced the risk of death or cardiovascular (CV) events in older, but not younger, patients with moderate to severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) who were receiving hemodialysis. To determine whether the lower risk in younger patients might be due to lower baseline CV risk and more frequent use of cointerventions that reduce parathyroid hormone (kidney transplantation, parathyroidectomy, and commercial cinacalcet use), this study examined the effects of cinacalcet in older (≥65 years, n=1005) and younger (<65 years, n=2878) patients. Design, setting, participants, & measurements Evaluation of Cinacalcet HCl Therapy to Lower Cardiovascular Events (EVOLVE) was a global, multicenter, randomized placebo-controlled trial in 3883 prevalent patients on hemodialysis, whose outcomes included death, major CV events, and development of severe unremitting HPT. The age subgroup analysis was prespecified. Results Older patients had higher baseline prevalence of diabetes mellitus and CV comorbidity. Annualized rates of kidney transplantation and parathyroidectomy were >3-fold higher in younger relative to older patients and were more frequent in patients randomized to placebo. In older patients, the adjusted relative hazard (95% confidence interval) for the primary composite (CV) end point (cinacalcet versus placebo) was 0.70 (0.60 to 0.81); in younger patients, the relative hazard was 0.97 (0.86 to 1.09). Corresponding adjusted relative hazards for mortality were 0.68 (0.51 to 0.81) and 0.99 (0.86 to 1.13). Reduction in the risk of severe unremitting HPT was similar in both groups. Conclusions In the EVOLVE trial, cinacalcet decreased the risk of death and of major CV events in older, but not younger, patients with moderate to severe HPT who were receiving hemodialysis. Effect modification by age may be partly explained by differences in underlying CV risk and differential application of cointerventions that reduce

  17. Does Levothyroxine Administration Impact Parathyroid Localization?

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    Ayers, Rachell R.; Tobin, Kirby; Sippel, Rebecca S.; Balentine, Courtney; Elfenbein, Dawn; Chen, Herbert; Schneider, David F.

    2016-01-01

    Background Proper localization is crucial in performing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Ultrasonography (US) and Tc-99m sestamibi (MIBI) scintigraphy are common methods used for localization. As the appearance and activity of the thyroid gland may impact parathyroid localization, the purpose of this study was to determine how exogenous use of the thyroid hormone, levothyroxine (LT), affects parathyroid localization. Methods Adult patients with non-familial PHPT who underwent initial parathyroidectomy from 2000 to 2014 were retrospectively identified. Levothyroxine (+LT) and non-levothyroxine (-LT) patients were matched 1:3 based on age, gender, goiter status, and preoperative parathyroid hormone levels. Subgroup analysis was performed on patients previously treated with radioactive iodine and patients undergoing single adenoma resection. Results Of the 1,737 patients that met inclusion criteria, 286 were on LT at the time of their parathyroid localization scan. Use of LT not did impact the percentage of correct MIBI localization scans when compared to −LT patients (p=0.83). Interestingly, use of LT significantly hindered localization by US in comparison to the −LT group (48.4 vs 62.2%, p<0.01). When examining only patients where a single upper gland was removed, the +LT group was less likely to have a correct US compared to the −LT group (50 vs. 72.8%, p<0.01). However, there was no difference in US accuracy for patients who only had a single lower gland removed (p=0.51). Conclusions Exogenous levothyroxine is associated with impaired parathyroid localization with US but not MIBI. Surgeons should be aware of localization efficiency for this subset of patients in the era of personalized medicine and cost effectiveness. PMID:25917998

  18. Effect of treatment with depot somatostatin analogue octreotide on primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) patients.

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    Faggiano, Antongiulio; Tavares, Lidice Brandao; Tauchmanova, Libuse; Milone, Francesco; Mansueto, Gelsomina; Ramundo, Valeria; De Caro, Maria Laura Del Basso; Lombardi, Gaetano; De Rosa, Gaetano; Colao, Annamaria

    2008-11-01

    In patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), expression of somatostatin receptor (SST) in parathyroid adenomas and effectiveness of therapy with somatostatin analogues on primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) have been scarcely investigated. To evaluate the effects of depot long acting octreotide (OCT-LAR) in patients with MEN1-related PHP. Eight patients with a genetically confirmed MEN1, presenting both PHP and duodeno-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (NET), were enrolled. The initial treatment was OCT-LAR 30 mg every 4 weeks. This therapy was established to stabilize the duodeno-pancreatic NET before to perform parathyroidectomy for PHP. Before OCT-LAR therapy, a SST scintigraphy was performed in all patients. SST subtype 2A immunohistochemistry was performed on parathyroid tumour samples from three patients undergone parathyroidectomy after OCT-LAR therapy. Serum concentrations of PTH, calcium and phosphorus as well as the 24-h urine calcium : creatinine ratio and the renal threshold phosphate concentration were evaluated before and after OCT-LAR. After OCT-LAR therapy, hypercalcaemia and hypercalciuria normalized in 75% and 62.5% of patients, respectively, and serum phosphorus and renal threshold phosphate significantly increased. Serum PTH concentrations significantly decreased in all patients and normalized in two of them. SST subtype 2A immunostaining was found in all parathyroid adenomas investigated, while SST scintigraphy showed a positive parathyroid tumour uptake in three of eight patients (37.5%). Six months of OCT-LAR therapy controlled hypercalcaemia and hypercalciuria in two-thirds of patients with MEN1-related PHP. Direct OCT-LAR effects mediated by binding to SST expression on parathyroid tumour cells are likely the main mechanism to explain the activity of this compound on calcium and phosphorus abnormalities in MEN1 PHP.

  19. Intraoperative guidance in parathyroid surgery using near-infrared fluorescence imaging and low-dose Methylene Blue.

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    Tummers, Quirijn R J G; Schepers, Abbey; Hamming, Jaap F; Kievit, J; Frangioni, John V; van de Velde, Cornelis J H; Vahrmeijer, Alexander L

    2015-11-01

    Identification of diseased and normal parathyroid glands during parathyroid surgery can be challenging. The aim of this study was to assess whether near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging using administration of a low-dose Methylene Blue (MB) at the start of the operation could provide optical guidance during parathyroid surgery and assist in the detection of parathyroid adenomas. Patients diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism planned for parathyroidectomy were included. Patients received 0.5 mg/kg MB intravenously directly after start of anesthesia. During the operation, NIR fluorescence imaging was performed to identify parathyroid adenomas. Imaging results were compared with a previous published feasibility study in which 12 patients received MB after intraoperative identification of the adenoma. A total of 13 patients were included in the current study. In 10 of 12 patients with a histologically proven adenoma, the adenoma was fluorescent. Mean signal to background ratio was 3.1 ± 2.8. Mean diameter of the resected lesions was 17 ± 9 mm (range 5-28 mm). Adenomas could be identified up to 145 minutes after administration, which was the longest timespan until resection. Interestingly, in 3 patients, a total of 6 normal parathyroid glands (median diameter 2.5 mm) with a signal to background ratio of 1.8 ± 0.4 were identified using NIR fluorescence imaging. Early administration of low-dose MB provided guidance during parathyroidectomy by identifying both parathyroid adenomas and normal parathyroid glands. In patients in whom difficult identification of the parathyroid adenoma is expected or when normal glands have to be identified, the administration of MB may improve surgical outcome. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. ROLE OF IMAGING TESTS FOR PREOPERATIVE LOCATION OF PATHOLOGIC PARATHYROID TISSUE IN PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM.

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    Coelho, Maria Caroline Alves; de Oliveira E Silva de Morais, Nathalie Anne; Beuren, Andrea Cristiani; Lopes, Cristiane Bertolino; Santos, Camila Vicente; Cantoni, Joyce; Neto, Leonardo Vieira; Lima, Maurício Barbosa

    2016-09-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) can be cured by parathyroidectomy, and the preoperative location of enlarged pathologic parathyroid glands is determined by imaging studies, especially cervical ultrasonography and scintigraphy scanning. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the use of preoperative cervical ultrasonography and/or parathyroid scintigraphy in locating pathologic parathyroid tissue in a group of patients with PHPT followed in the same endocrine center. We examined the records of 61 patients who had undergone parathyroidectomy for PHPT following (99m)Tc-sestamibi scintigraphy scan and/or cervical ultrasonography. Scintigraphic and ultrasonographic findings were compared to histopathologic results of the surgical specimens. Ultrasonography detected enlarged parathyroid glands in 87% (48/55) of patients with PHPT and (99m)Tc-sestamibi scintigraphy in 79% (37/47) of the cases. Ultrasonography was able to correctly predict the surgical findings in 75% (41/55) of patients and scintigraphy in 72% (34/47). Of 7 patients who had negative ultrasonography, scintigraphy correctly predicted the surgical results in 2 (29%). Of 10 patients who had negative scintigraphy, ultrasonography correctly predicted the surgical results in 4 (40%). When we analyzed only patients with solitary eutopic parathyroid adenomas, the predictive positive values of ultrasonography and scintigraphy were 90% and 86%, respectively. Cervical ultrasonography had a higher likelihood of a correct positive test and a greater predictive positive value for solitary adenoma compared to (99m)Tc-sestamibi and should be used as the first diagnostic tool for preoperative localization of affected parathyroid glands in PHPT. Ca = calcium IEDE = Instituto Estadual de Diabetes e Endocrinologia Luiz Capriglione PHPT = primary hyperparathyroidism PTH = parathyroid hormone.

  1. Minimally invasive thyroid surgery for diagnostic excision of solitary thyroid nodules.

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    Lundgren, Catharina Ihre; Stalberg, Peter; Grodski, Simon; Sidhu, Stan; Sywak, Mark; Delbridge, Leigh

    2007-10-01

    Various techniques for minimally invasive thyroid surgery (MITS), including endoscopic and video-assisted procedures, have now been described. Based on our units experience with minimally invasive parathyroidectomy via a lateral incision, a similar technique for minimally invasive thyroid lobectomy has been developed and assessed. The last 203 consecutive thyroid procedures using the MITS technique, performed between July 2002 and June 2006, comprised the study group. Inclusion criteria for initial surgery were: initial nodule < 3.0 cm; no preoperative evidence of malignancy; absence of clinical multinodular change. A 2.5-cm lateral incision, using a headlight illumination, provided optimal exposure. A total of 202 patients underwent 203 MITS procedures over the 4-year period, with one patient undergoing bilateral MITS. The procedures included 155 thyroid lobectomies and 48 nodule excisions; 31 of the patients underwent a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) during which an ipsilateral thyroid nodule was removed. The mean tumour size was 17.3 mm, but the mean size of the thyroid lobe removed was 39.5 mm. Final diagnoses included benign multinodular goitre (26%), follicular adenoma (22%) and carcinoma (20%). The complication rate was low, with one permanent recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy (anterior division only) (0.5%), four RLN neuropraxias which recovered (2%), and one haematoma not requiring re-operation (0.5%). The rate of complications was not significantly different from 819 conventional open hemithyroidectomies performed over the same period. MITS is a safe and feasible alternative to open thyroid surgery in appropriately selected cases. It offers a valuable option for diagnostic excision biopsy in patients with thyroid nodules demonstrating an atypical fine-needle biopsy whilst avoiding the need for a standard cervical "collar" incision.

  2. Cinacalcet Reduces Serum Calcium Concentrations in Patients with Intractable Primary Hyperparathyroidism

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    Marcocci, Claudio; Chanson, Philippe; Shoback, Dolores; Bilezikian, John; Fernandez-Cruz, Laureano; Orgiazzi, Jacques; Henzen, Christoph; Cheng, Sunfa; Sterling, Lulu Ren; Lu, John; Peacock, Munro

    2009-01-01

    Context: Patients with persistent primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) after parathyroidectomy or with contraindications to parathyroidectomy often require chronic treatment for hypercalcemia. Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the ability of the calcimimetic, cinacalcet, to reduce serum calcium in patients with intractable PHPT. Design: This was an open-label, single-arm study comprising a titration phase of variable duration (2–16 wk) and a maintenance phase of up to 136 wk. Setting: The study was conducted at 23 centers in Europe, the United States, and Canada. Patients: The study included 17 patients with intractable PHPT and serum calcium greater than 12.5 mg/dl (3.1 mmol/liter). Intervention: During the titration phase, cinacalcet dosages were titrated every 2 wk (30 mg twice daily to 90 mg four times daily) for 16 wk until serum calcium was 10 mg/dl or less (2.5 mmol/liter). If serum calcium increased during the maintenance phase, additional increases in the cinacalcet dose were permitted. Main Outcome Measure: The primary end point was the proportion of patients experiencing a reduction in serum calcium of 1 mg/dl or greater (0.25 mmol/liter) at the end of the titration phase. Results: Mean ± sd baseline serum calcium was 12.7 ± 0.8 mg/dl (3.2 ± 0.2 mmol/liter). At the end of titration, a 1 mg/dl or greater reduction in serum calcium was achieved in 15 patients (88%). Fifteen patients (88%) experienced treatment-related adverse events, none of which were serious. The most common adverse events were nausea, vomiting, and paresthesias. Conclusions: In patients with intractable PHPT, cinacalcet reduces serum calcium, is generally well tolerated, and has the potential to fulfill an unmet medical need. PMID:19470620

  3. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring-derived short-term blood pressure variability in primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Concistrè, A; Grillo, A; La Torre, G; Carretta, R; Fabris, B; Petramala, L; Marinelli, C; Rebellato, A; Fallo, F; Letizia, C

    2017-07-12

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is associated with a cluster of cardiovascular manifestations, including hypertension, leading to increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of our study was to investigate the ambulatory blood pressure monitoring-derived short-term blood pressure variability in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, in comparison with patients with essential hypertension and normotensive controls. Twenty-five patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (7 normotensive,18 hypertensive) underwent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring at diagnosis, and fifteen out of them were re-evaluated after parathyroidectomy. Short-term-blood pressure variability was derived from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and calculated as the following: 1) Standard Deviation of 24-h, day-time and night-time-BP; 2) the average of day-time and night-time-Standard Deviation, weighted for the duration of the day and night periods (24-h "weighted" Standard Deviation of BP); 3) average real variability, i.e., the average of the absolute differences between all consecutive BP measurements. Baseline data of normotensive and essential hypertension patients were matched for age, sex, BMI and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring values with normotensive and hypertensive-primary hyperparathyroidism patients, respectively. Normotensive-primary hyperparathyroidism patients showed a 24-h weighted Standard Deviation (P < 0.01) and average real variability (P < 0.05) of systolic blood pressure higher than that of 12 normotensive controls. 24-h average real variability of systolic BP, as well as serum calcium and parathyroid hormone levels, were reduced in operated patients (P < 0.001). A positive correlation of serum calcium and parathyroid hormone with 24-h-average real variability of systolic BP was observed in the entire primary hyperparathyroidism patients group (P = 0.04, P  = 0.02; respectively). Systolic blood pressure variability is increased in normotensive

  4. Long-Term Surveillance of Treated Hyperparathyroidism for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1: Recurrence or Hypoparathyroidism?

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    Fyrsten, Ellen; Norlén, Olov; Hessman, Ola; Stålberg, Peter; Hellman, Per

    2016-03-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is surgically treated with either a subtotal parathyroidectomy removing 3 or 3,5 glands (SPX), less than 3 glands (LSPX), or a total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation (TPX). Previous studies with shorter follow-up have shown that LSPX and SPX are associated with recurrent HPT, and TPX with hypocalcemia and substitution therapy. We examined the situation after long-term follow-up (median 20,6 years). Sixty-nine patients with MEN1 HPT underwent 110 operations, the first operation being 31 LSPX, 30 SPX, and 8 TPX. Thirty patients underwent reoperative surgery in median 120 months later, as completion to TPX (n = 12), completion of LSPX to SPX (n = 9), extirpation of single glands (n = 3) still resulting in LSPX, and resection of forearm grafts (n = 3). Nine patients underwent a second, and 2 a third reoperation. In 24 patients genetic testing confirmed MEN1, and in the remaining heredity and phenotype led to the diagnosis. TPX had higher risk for hypoparathyroidism necessitating substitution therapy, at latest follow-up 50%, compared to SPX (16% after 3-6 months; none at latest follow-up). Recurrent HPT was common after LSPX, leading to 24 reoperations in 17 patients. No need for substitution therapy after SPX indicated forthcoming recurrent disease. Not having hypocalcemia in the postoperative period and less radical surgery than TPX were significantly associated to risk for recurrence. Further, mutation in exon 3 in the MEN1 gene may eventually be linked to risk of recurrence. LSPX is highly associated with recurrence and TPX with continuous hypoparathyroidism, also after long-term follow-up. SPX should be the chosen method in the majority of patients with MEN1 HPT.

  5. Parathyroid scintigraphy, histopathology correlation in patients with tropical pancreatitis and coexisting primary hyperparathyroidism

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    Padma, Subramanyam; Sundaram, Palaniswamy Shanmuga

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Tropical pancreatitis (TP) is a juvenile, non-alcoholic type of chronic pancreatitis and is highly prevalent in Kerala, India. Increasing prevalence of TP and its varied manifestations prompted us to undertake this retrospective analysis. We attempted to study the incidence of TP in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and correlate with calcium levels, scintigraphy and histopathology findings. Materials and Methods: Records of 44 hypercalcemic patients with raised parathormone (PTH) were analyzed. Clinical, biochemical and imaging findings were noted to look for diabetes mellitus and pancreatitis. All patients underwent dual phase 99m Technetium methoxy isobutyl isonitrile parathyroid scintigraphy in our department between January 2007 and 2010. Gamma probe assisted minimally invasive parathyroidectomy was performed. Histopathological correlation was obtained in all patients. Results: Our study shows 18% (8/44 patients) incidence of TP in patients with PHPT (compared to 7% reported in 1970's) in Kerala. Results show involvement of middle aged, non-alcoholic males. No direct association between severity of diabetes, pancreatitis and PHPT was noted in our series. Parathyroid adenoma was the most common underlying pathology. All TP patients’ clinical outcome improved post parathyroidectomy. TP patients with PHPT demonstrated adenomas, mainly composed of oxyphilic cells. Non pancreatitis group interestingly showed a varied picture of adenoma, hyperplasia with predominance of chief cells histologically. Conclusion: There is a 2.6 fold increase in the incidence of TP (18%) in patients with PHPT. Hypercalcemia may be the causative factor leading to TP in PHPT patients in our limited series. The data suggests a causal association between pancreatitis and PHPT. Patients presenting with either one or a combination of hypercalcemia, pancreatic dysfunction or raised PTH need to be thoroughly evaluated as their management is interlinked. PMID:24019667

  6. The Effects of Cinacalcet in Older and Younger Patients on Hemodialysis: The Evaluation of Cinacalcet HCl Therapy to Lower Cardiovascular Events (EVOLVE) Trial.

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    Parfrey, Patrick S; Drüeke, Tilman B; Block, Geoffrey A; Correa-Rotter, Ricardo; Floege, Jürgen; Herzog, Charles A; London, Gerard M; Mahaffey, Kenneth W; Moe, Sharon M; Wheeler, David C; Kubo, Yumi; Dehmel, Bastian; Goodman, William G; Chertow, Glenn M

    2015-05-07

    The calcimimetic cinacalcet reduced the risk of death or cardiovascular (CV) events in older, but not younger, patients with moderate to severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) who were receiving hemodialysis. To determine whether the lower risk in younger patients might be due to lower baseline CV risk and more frequent use of cointerventions that reduce parathyroid hormone (kidney transplantation, parathyroidectomy, and commercial cinacalcet use), this study examined the effects of cinacalcet in older (≥65 years, n=1005) and younger (<65 years, n=2878) patients. Evaluation of Cinacalcet HCl Therapy to Lower Cardiovascular Events (EVOLVE) was a global, multicenter, randomized placebo-controlled trial in 3883 prevalent patients on hemodialysis, whose outcomes included death, major CV events, and development of severe unremitting HPT. The age subgroup analysis was prespecified. Older patients had higher baseline prevalence of diabetes mellitus and CV comorbidity. Annualized rates of kidney transplantation and parathyroidectomy were >3-fold higher in younger relative to older patients and were more frequent in patients randomized to placebo. In older patients, the adjusted relative hazard (95% confidence interval) for the primary composite (CV) end point (cinacalcet versus placebo) was 0.70 (0.60 to 0.81); in younger patients, the relative hazard was 0.97 (0.86 to 1.09). Corresponding adjusted relative hazards for mortality were 0.68 (0.51 to 0.81) and 0.99 (0.86 to 1.13). Reduction in the risk of severe unremitting HPT was similar in both groups. In the EVOLVE trial, cinacalcet decreased the risk of death and of major CV events in older, but not younger, patients with moderate to severe HPT who were receiving hemodialysis. Effect modification by age may be partly explained by differences in underlying CV risk and differential application of cointerventions that reduce parathyroid hormone. Copyright © 2015 by the American Society of Nephrology.

  7. Primary hyperparathyroidism presenting as hypercalcemic crisis: Twenty-year experience.

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    Singh, Dependra Narayan; Gupta, Sushil Kumar; Kumari, Niraj; Krishnani, Narendra; Chand, Gyan; Mishra, Anjali; Agarwal, Gaurav; Verma, Ashok Kumar; Mishra, Saroj Kanta; Agarwal, Amit

    2015-01-01

    To study hyperparathyroid-induced hypercalcemic crisis (HIHC). We see very advanced cases of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and therefore, we sought to determine the incidence of HIHC in our surgically-treated PHPT patients, clinical presentation, and short- and long-term results with the use of bisphosphonate therapy and expeditious parathyroidectomy over a 20-year period at a single institution. Retrospective review of PHPT patients at Department of Endocrine Surgery, a tertiary care referral center. Retrospective review of 177 patients of advanced PHPT who underwent parathyroidectomy at a single institution from 1989 to 2010. All patients with serum calcium ≥14 mg/dl (≥3.5 mmol/l) were included in HIHC group. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine differences between groups. Data is expressed as mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM); P values less than 0.05 were considered significant. We observed a higher incidence of HIHC (n = 37, 21%) with higher incidence of pancreatitis (n = 5, 13.5%). Crisis patients had heavier (6,717 mg) glands. Use of bisphosphonate therapy in seven crisis patients resulted in quicker lowering of serum calcium (mean: 4.5 vs 14.6 days in other crisis patients, P = 0.027) permitting early surgery. The incidence of postoperative hypocalcemia was not higher in these patients. Although the parathyroid adenoma was common pathology in both the groups, the incidence of parathyroid carcinoma was higher in crisis group (10.8%). Outcome with regards to postoperative eucalcemia was similar in both groups. Crisis patients are at risk of developing pancreatitis. Bisphosphonate therapy has the potential to quickly lower the serum calcium permitting early surgery without added risk of postoperative hypocalcemia. Successful and sustained eucalcemia with excellent long-term survival is possible with use of bisphosphonates and semi-emergent, focused parathyroidectmy.

  8. Concurrent endocrine and other surgical procedures: an institutional experience.

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    Morris, Rachel; Yen, Tina W F; Doffek, Kara; Carr, Azadeh A; Wilson, Stuart D; Evans, Douglas B; Wang, Tracy S

    2017-05-01

    The number of endocrine procedures, specifically parathyroidectomy, thyroidectomy, and adrenalectomy, being performed is increasing. There is a paucity of literature on the feasibility of combining these procedures with other surgical procedures. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of performing concurrent surgical procedures on postoperative outcomes. This is a single institution retrospective review of multiple prospectively maintained databases of patients who underwent elective thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, and/or adrenalectomy in combination with another procedure. The other procedures included soft tissue, breast or hernia, abdominal major, abdominal minor, cervical, and "other". Demographics, operative details, length-of-stay, and 30-d outcomes were reviewed. "Endocrine-specific" complications included recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, hypoparathyroidism, cervical wound infection, hematoma, and other. The cohort comprised 104 patients. Overall, 19 (18%) patients had 21 complications, including endocrine-specific complications in eleven (11%) patients. These eleven complications included recurrent laryngeal nerve injury (n = 3; 3%), hematoma (n = 2; 2%), wound infection (n = 1; 1%), transient hypoparathyroidism (n = 2; 2%), and other (n = 3; 3%). The remaining complications included three (3%) general complications, six (6%) patients with complications related to the concurrent procedure, and one patient who underwent an open adrenalectomy and hysterectomy and developed a midline wound dehiscence, which could not be specifically attributed to either procedure. Less than 5% of patients undergoing a surgical endocrine procedure underwent a concurrent procedure, ranging from soft tissue to major abdominal. Short-term endocrine-specific complications were managed safely, suggesting that concurrent procedures can be considered, with minimal effect on patient outcomes. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Bilateral neck exploration in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and discordant imaging results: a single-centre study.

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    Philippon, Melanie; Guerin, Carole; Taieb, David; Vaillant, Josiane; Morange, Isabelle; Brue, Thierry; Conte-Devolx, Bernard; Henry, Jean-Franois; Slotema, Evelyne; Sebag, Frederic; Castinetti, Frederic

    2014-05-01

    Focused parathyroidectomy is the treatment of choice for patients with concordant positive imaging. Bilateral cervical exploration is performed for cases with discordant imaging, yet more than 70% of those cases are the result of a single-gland disease. As focused parathyroidectomy is generally costless and harmless, for cases with discordant imaging, we tried to determine whether preoperative characteristics can lead to a diagnosis of single-gland disease. This study included 182 patients treated for primary hyperparathyroidism by bilateral exploration from 2009 to 2012 at La Timone Hospital, Marseille, France. We classified patients based on preoperative images and pathological results (single-gland or multiglandular disease). We then compared the demographical, laboratory and imaging results. We also asked a senior nuclear medicine practitioner who was blind to the ultrasound and pathological results to perform a second reading. Of the total number of patients, 15.4% had negative, 54.4% discordant and 30.2% concordant imaging. After reviewing the scintigraphy results, 8% of the cases with discordant imaging would have been classified as concordant with ultrasound. Subtraction scintigraphy obtained better results than dual-phase scintigraphy (concordance with ultrasound in 50 vs 31% with classical scintigraphy). For the cases of discordant imaging, no predictive factors of single-gland disease could be identified. Ultrasound and scintigraphy were similarly effective in determining the correct location of the abnormal gland. Discordant results of preoperative imaging modalities do not discriminate between uniglandular and multiglandular diseases in hyperparathyroidism. Diagnostic differentiation between the different causes of hyperparathyroidism requires improvements in imaging techniques and might benefit from subtraction scintigraphy.

  10. Transoral parathyroid surgery--a new alternative or nonsense?

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    Karakas, Elias; Steinfeldt, Thorsten; Gockel, Andreas; Mangalo, Anton; Sesterhenn, Andreas; Bartsch, Detlef K

    2014-08-01

    In recent years, several endoscopic techniques have been explored in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, but only few gained acceptance among patients and surgeons. Based on extensive human cadaver and animal studies, we developed a technique for transoral partial parathyroidectomy (TOPP), which was performed for the first time in a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). We now report on results and the acceptance of this new technique 2 years after its implementation. A pilot study was initiated to recruit a total of 10 patients with benign sporadic pHPT and a preoperatively localized parathyroid adenoma eligible for initial parathyroidectomy. The study protocol was approved by the ethics committee, and an insurance for unforeseen complications and risks was procured. Data of all patients evaluated and operated were prospectively collected, and follow-up examinations were carried out for 19 months on average, which included clinical examinations; ultrasonography; Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) investigations; and blood testing. Between January 2010 and May 2012, 75 patients with pHPT and a preoperative localized parathyroid adenoma were eligible for TOPP. After detailed information about the transoral procedure, only five (7 %) female patients consent to undergo TOPP. In three patients, a parathyroid adenoma could be removed via the transoral access, In two patients, the procedure had to be converted to the conventional technique. Median time until resection of a parathyroid adenoma was 122 min (range, 45-175). One patient had a transient recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, while one patient suffered from a transient palsy of the right hypoglossal nerve and a slight but persisting dysgeusia. Three patients developed a hematoma of the mouth floor and swallowing problems. In four patients, the visual analog scale (VAS) pain score was high (>7) within the first 2 postoperative days. Although TOPP is feasible, it is poorly accepted by patients and its complication

  11. Impact of preoperative imaging on surgical approach for primary hyperparathyroidism: Data from single institution in India

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    Kaur, Parjeet; Gattani, Raghav; Singhal, Alka Ashmita; Sarin, Deepak; Arora, Sowrabh Kumar; Mithal, Ambrish

    2016-01-01

    Context: Preoperative localization of parathyroid adenoma is essential in deciding the surgical approach of parathyroidectomy. Aim: To describe clinical and biochemical profile, evaluate preoperative imaging modalities and surgical approach in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Methodology: This was a retrospective study conducted at the single institution. All patients who underwent evaluation and surgery for PHPT from 2011 to 2015 were included in the study. Results: A total of 100 patients underwent surgery for PHPT. Mean (standard deviation) age was 51.6 (15.9) years with female to male ratio of 1.7:1. Forty patients had severe symptoms, and sixty had mild to moderate symptoms. The sensitivity of technetium-99m hexakis (2-methoxyisobutylisonitrile) (MIBI) scan and ultrasonography (USG) neck in identifying abnormal parathyroid gland was 93% (93/100) and 98% (98/100), respectively. The MIBI scan results of 90/93 (96.7%) patients corresponded with their surgical findings whereas preoperative USG findings of 96/98 patients (98%) showed correlation with operative findings. Intraoperative intact parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) levels at 10 min postexcision were measured in forty patients (minimally invasive parathyroidectomy = 38, bilateral neck exploration = 1, and unilateral neck exploration = 1). All patients except two had <50% fall in IOPTH. Adenoma weight was positively correlated with preoperative intact PTH. Conclusion: We found that USG has higher sensitivity (98%) than MIBI scan (93%) in localizing abnormal parathyroid gland. Moreover, USG had a higher preoperative localization accuracy (93%) than MIBI scan (90%), allowing to choose an appropriate surgical approach. A higher proportion of patients (60%) had mild/asymptomatic form of PHPT. PMID:27730071

  12. Performance of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of first-time and reoperative primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Kluijfhout, Wouter P; Venkatesh, Shriya; Beninato, Toni; Vriens, Menno R; Duh, Quan-Yang; Wilson, David M; Hope, Thomas A; Suh, Insoo

    2016-09-01

    Preoperative imaging in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and a previous parathyroid operation is essential; however, performance of conventional imaging is poor in this subgroup. Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be a good alternative, though overall evidence remains scarce. We retrospectively investigated the performance of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with and without a previous parathyroid operation, with a separate comparison for dynamic gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. All patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging prior to parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (first time or recurrent) between January 2000 and August 2015 at a high-volume, tertiary care, referral center for endocrine operations were included. We compared the sensitivity and positive predictive value of magnetic resonance imaging with conventional ultrasound and sestamibi on a per-lesion level. A total of 3,450 patients underwent parathyroidectomy, of which 84 patients with recurrent (n = 10) or persistent (n = 74) disease and 41 patients with a primary operation were included. Magnetic resonance imaging had a sensitivity and positive predictive value of 79.9% and 84.7%, respectively, and performance was good in both patients with and without a previous parathyroid operation. Adding magnetic resonance imaging to the combination of ultrasound and sestamibi resulted in a significant increase in sensitivity from 75.2% to 91.5%. Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging produced excellent results in the reoperative group, with sensitivity and a positive predictive value of 90.1%. Technologic advances have enabled faster and more accurate magnetic resonance imaging protocols, making magnetic resonance imaging an excellent alternative modality without associated ionizing radiation. Our study shows that the sensitivity of multimodality imaging for parathyroid adenomas improved significantly with the use of conventional and dynamic magnetic resonance

  13. Sensitivity of 3-Dimensional Sonography in Preoperative Evaluation of Parathyroid Glands in Patients With Primary Hyperparathyroidism.

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    Frank, Susan J; Goldman-Yassen, Adam E; Koenigsberg, Tova; Libutti, Steven K; Koenigsberg, Mordecai

    2017-09-01

    Preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism facilitates targeted surgery. We assessed the sensitivity of 3-dimensional (3D) sonography for preoperative localization of abnormal parathyroid glands. We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism at a single site at our institution. We compared preoperative 2-dimensional (2D) sonography, 3D sonography, and sestamibi scans with final gland localization at surgery. Two readers reviewed the sonograms to assess inter-reader variability. From January 2010 through April 2015, 52 patients underwent parathyroidectomy after preoperative 2D sonography, 3D sonography, and sestamibi scans. Three-dimensional sonography had sensitivity of 88-92% compared with 69-71% for 2D sonography for gland localization. In patients in whom sonography and sestamibi scans localized abnormalities to the same side, the sensitivities were 100% (43 of 43) for 3D sonography and 96% (48 of 50) for 2D sonography. Three-dimensional sonography had significantly higher sensitivity for localization of glands smaller than 500 mg compared with 2D sonography (88% versus 58%; P = .012). There was better inter-reader agreement between the radiologists when using 3D sonography (κ = 0.65) compared with 2D sonography (κ = 0.41). We found a significantly higher sensitivity and better inter-reader agreement for 3D sonography compared with 2D sonography for preoperative identification of abnormal parathyroid glands, especially among smaller glands. © 2017 by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

  14. Advances in risk-oriented surgery for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.

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    Machens, Andreas; Dralle, Henning

    2017-09-07

    Genetic association studies hinge on definite clinical case definitions of the disease of interest. This is why more penetrant mutations were overrepresented in early multiple endocrine neoplasia 2 (MEN2) studies, whereas less penetrant mutations went underrepresented. Enrichment of genetic association studies with advanced disease may produce a flawed understanding of disease evolution, precipitating far-reaching surgical strategies like bilateral total adrenalectomy and 4-gland parathyroidectomy in MEN2. The insight into the natural course of the disease gleaned over the past 25 years caused a paradigm shift in MEN2: from the removal of target organs at the expense of greater operative morbidity to close biochemical surveillance and targeted resection of adrenal tumors and hyperplastic parathyroid glands. The lead time provided by early identification of asymptomatic MEN2 carriers under biochemical surveillance delimits a ''window of opportunity'', within which (i) pre-emptive total thyroidectomy alone is adequate, circumventing morbidity attendant to central node dissection; (ii) subtotal 'tissue-sparing' adrenalectomy is sufficient, trading the risk of steroid dependency for the risk of a second pheochromocytoma in the adrenal remnant; and (iii) parathyroidectomy is limited to enlarged glands, trading the risk of hypoparathyroidism for the risk of leaving behind hyperactive parathyroid glands. Future research should delineate further the mutation-specific, age-dependent penetrance of pheochromocytoma and primary hyperparathyroidism to refine the risk-oriented approach to MEN2. The sweeping changes in the management of MEN2 since the new millenium hold the hope that death and major morbidity from this uncommon disease, can be eliminated in our lifetime.

  15. Parathyroid ultrasonography and bone metabolic profile of patients on dialysis with hyperparathyroidism

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    Ribeiro, Cláudia; Penido, Maria Goretti Moreira Guimarães; Guimarães, Milena Maria Moreira; Tavares, Marcelo de Sousa; Souza, Bruno das Neves; Leite, Anderson Ferreira; de Deus, Leonardo Martins Caldeira; Machado, Lucas José de Campos

    2016-01-01

    AIM To evaluate the parathyroid ultrasonography and define parameters that can predict poor response to treatment in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism due to renal failure. METHODS This cohort study evaluated 85 patients with chronic kidney disease stage V with parathyroid hormone levels above 800 pg/mL. All patients underwent ultrasonography of the parathyroids and the following parameters were analyzed: Demographic characteristics (etiology of chronic kidney disease, gender, age, dialysis vintage, vascular access, use of vitamin D), laboratory (calcium, phosphorus, parathyroid hormone, alkaline phosphatase, bone alkaline phosphatase), and the occurrence of bone changes, cardiovascular events and death. The χ2 test were used to compare proportions or the Fisher exact test for small sample frequencies. Student t-test was used to detect differences between the two groups regarding continuous variables. RESULTS Fifty-three patients (66.4%) had parathyroid nodules with higher levels of parathyroid hormone, calcium and phosphorus. Sixteen patients underwent parathyroidectomy and had higher levels of phosphorus and calcium × phosphorus product (P = 0.03 and P = 0.006, respectively). They also had lower mortality (32% vs 68%, P = 0.01) and lower incidence of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events (27% vs 73%, P = 0.02). Calcium × phosphorus product above 55 mg2/dL2 [RR 1.48 (1.06, 2.08), P = 0.03], presence of vascular calcification [1.33 (1.01, 1.76), P = 0.015] and previous occurrence of vascular events [RR 2.25 (1.27, 3.98), P < 0.001] were risk factors for mortality in this population. There was no association between the occurrence of nodules and mortality. CONCLUSION The identification of nodules at ultrasonography strengthens the indication for parathyroidectomy in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism due to renal failure. PMID:27648407

  16. Aesthetic comparison between synthetic glue and subcuticular sutures in thyroid and parathyroid surgery: a single-blinded randomised clinical trial.

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    Alicandri-Ciufelli, M; Piccinini, A; Grammatica, A; Molteni, G; Spaggiari, A; DI Matteo, S; Tassi, S; Ghidini, A; Izzo, L; Gioacchini, F M; Marchioni, D; DI Saverio, S; Presutti, L

    2014-12-01

    The aim of our study was to compare, in terms of aesthetic results, the use of synthetic glue to intradermal absorbable sutures in postthyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy wound closure in a single blinded, randomised, per protocol equivalence study. From September 2008 to May 2010, patients undergoing thyroid or parathyroid surgery (with an external approach) at the Otolaryngology Department of the University Hospital of Modena were assessed for eligibility. In total, 42 patients who had had synthetic glue application on surgical incisions (A) and 47 patients who had subcuticular sutures on their surgical incisions (B) were enrolled. The mean of the endpoint (based on the Wound Registry Scale) of group A at 10 days was 1.4, while that in group B (based on the Stony Brook Scar Evaluation Scale) was 2.9. Statistically significant (p = 0.002) and clinically significant (difference of the means = 1.5) differences in the aesthetic results were found between groups A and B at 10 days, with better results in group B. On the other hand, at 3 months, the mean of the endpoint in group A was 3.1 while that in group B was 2.8; no statistically significant (p = 0.62) or clinically significant (difference in means = 0.3) differences were found between groups A and B. In conclusion, synthetic glue differs from subcuticular suture in post-thyroidectomy or post-parathyroidectomy incision for early aesthetic results, with better outcomes for subcuticular sutures. At 3 months, there were no differences in aesthetic outcomes between groups. Moreover, sex, incision length, age, cold/hot blade and correspondence of the incision with a wrinkle in the skin did not seem to influence aesthetic outcomes with this type of incision.

  17. An innovative multimodality approach for sentinel node mapping and biopsy in head and neck malignancies.

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    Borbón-Arce, M; Brouwer, O R; van den Berg, N S; Mathéron, H; Klop, W M C; Balm, A J M; van Leeuwen, F W B; Valdés-Olmos, R A

    2014-01-01

    Recent innovations such as preoperative SPECT/CT, intraoperative imaging using portable devices and a hybrid tracer were evaluated in a multimodality approach for sentinel node (SN) mapping and biopsy in head and neck malignancies. The evaluation included 25 consecutive patients with head and neck malignancies (16 melanomas and 9 oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas). Patients were peritumorally injected with the hybrid tracer ICG-(99m)Tc-nanocolloid. SNs were initially identified with lymphoscintigraphy followed by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT/CT) 2 hours after tracer administration. During surgery a portable gamma camera in combination with a near-infrared fluorescence camera was used in addition to a handheld gamma ray detection probe to locate the SNs. In all patients the use of conventional lymphoscintigraphy, SPECT/CT and the additional help of the portable gamma camera in one case were able to depict a total of 67 SNs (55 of them visualized on planar images, 11 additional on SPECT/CT and 1 additional with the portable gamma camera). A total of 67 of the preoperatively defined SNs together with 22 additional SNs were removed intraoperatively; 12 out of the 22 additional SNs found during operation were located in the vicinity of the injection site in anatomical areas such as the periauricular or submental regions. The other 10 additional SNs were found by radioguided post-resection control of the excision SN site. In the present series 26% additional SNs were found using the multimodal approach, that incorporates SPECT/CT and intraoperative imaging to the conventional procedure. This approach appears to be useful in malignancies located close to the area of lymphatic drainage such as the periauricular area and the oral cavity. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and SEMNIM. All rights reserved.

  18. PET Probe-Guided Surgery in Patients with Breast Cancer: Proposal for a Methodological Approach

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    ORSARIA, PAOLO; CHIARAVALLOTI, AGOSTINO; FIORENTINI, ALESSANDRO; PISTOLESE, CHIARA; VANNI, GIANLUCA; VITTORIA GRANAI, ALESSANDRA; VARVARAS, DIMITRIOS; DANIELI, ROBERTA; SCHILLACI, ORAZIO; PETRELLA, GIUSEPPE; CLAUDIO BUONOMO, ORESTE

    2017-01-01

    Background: Although it is valuable for detecting distant metastases, identifying recurrence, and evaluating responses to chemotherapy, the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) in assessing locoregional nodal status for initial staging of breast cancer has not yet been well-defined in clinical practice. In the current report, we describe a new PET probe-based clinical approach, with evaluation of the technical performance of a handheld high-energy gamma probe for intraoperative localization of breast carcinomas, and evaluation of lymph node metastases during radio-guided oncological surgery. Patients and Methods: Three patients underwent a PET/CT scan immediately prior to surgery following the standard clinical protocol. Intraoperatively, tumors were localized and resected with the assistance of a hand-held gamma probe. PET-guided assessment of the presence or absence of regional nodal spread of malignancy was compared with the reference standard of histopathological examination. Results: In all three cases, perioperative 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging and intraoperative gamma probe detection verified complete resection of the hypermetabolic lesions and demonstrated no additional suspicious occult disease. Conclusion: This innovative approach demonstrates great promise for providing real-time access to metabolic and morphological tumor information that may lead to an optimal disease-tailored approach. In carefully selected indications, a PET probe can be a useful adjunct in surgical practice, but further trials with a larger number of patients need to be performed to verify these findings. PMID:28064227

  19. [Axillary pathologic response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer with axillary involvement].

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    Jiménez-Ballvé, A; Serrano-Palacio, A; García-Sáenz, J A; Ortega Candil, A; Salsidua-Arroyo, O; Román-Santamaría, J M; Pelayo Alarcón, A; Fuentes Ferrer, M E; Carreras-Delgado, J L

    2015-01-01

    To compare axillary involvement (N+) at initial staging in locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) with axillary lymphadenectomy histologic results after neoadjuvant chemotherapy treatment (NeoChemo). Retrospective study between November 2011 and September 2013 of LABC cases treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy based on docetaxel (associated with trastuzumab in HER2 positive cases and carboplatin/adriamycin in HER2 negative cases). Those clinically or radiologically suspected cases of axillary involvement were histologically confirmed. When there was no suspicion of axillary involvement, sentinel lymph node radioguided biopsy (SLNRB) was performed using intradermal injection of (99m)Tc-nanocolloid albumin prior to neoadjuvant treatment. Axillary lymphadenectomy after NeoChemo was undertaken in all cases with positive axilla. Final pathologic response was classified as complete (pCR) when there was no evidence of tumoral disease and as non-pathologic complete response (no pCR) in the opposite case. A total of 346 patients treated with docetaxel were reviewed, identifying 105 LABC. Axillary involvement at initial staging was detected in 70 (67%) before starting NeoChemo. From these 70, 73% (n=51) were N+ (fine needle biopsy and/or biopsy) and the remaining 19 (27%) were occult N+ detected by SLNRB. Axillary lymphadenectomy detected pCR in 56% (39/70), increasing up to 84% pCR when initial N+ status was reached using SNLB. On the other hand, when N+ was detected using fine needle biopsy/lymph biopsy, pCR was only 45%. More than 50% of women affected by locally advanced breast cancer with tumoral axillary involvement at initial diagnosis present free metastatic axilla after therapeutic neoadjuvant chemotherapy effect. This increases up to almost 90% in case of occult metastatic axilla detected with sentinel node biopsy prior starting neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and SEMNIM. All rights reserved.

  20. Radioisotope guided surgery with imaging probe, a hand-held high-resolution gamma camera

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    Soluri, A.; Trotta, C.; Scopinaro, F.; Tofani, A.; D'Alessandria, C.; Pasta, V.; Stella, S.; Massari, R.

    2007-12-01

    Since 1997, our group of Physics together with Nuclear Physicians studies imaging probes (IP), hand-held, high-resolution gamma cameras for radio-guided surgery (RGS). Present work is aimed to verify the usefulness of two updated IP in different surgical operations. Forty patients scheduled for breast cancer sentinel node (SN) biopsy, five patients with nodal recurrence of thyroid cancer, seven patients with parathyroid adenomas, five patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NET), were operated under the guide of IP. We used two different IP with field of view of 1 and 4 in. 2, respectively and intrinsic spatial resolution of about 2 mm. Radioisotopes were 99mTc, 123I and 111In. The 1 in. 2 IP detected SN in all the 40 patients and more than one node in 24, whereas anger camera (AC) failed locating SN in four patients and detected true positive second nodes in only nine patients. The 4 in. 2 IP was used for RGS of thyroid, parathyroid and NETs. It detected eight latero-cervical nodes. In the same patients, AC detected five invaded nodes. Parathyroid adenomas detected by IP were 10 in 7 patients, NET five in five patients. One and 4 in. 2 IPs showed usefulness in all operations. Initial studies on SN biopsy were carried out on small series of patients to validate IP and to demonstrate the effectiveness and usefulness of IP alone or against conventional probes. We propose the use of the IP as control method for legal documentation and surgeon strategy guide before and after lesion(s) removal.

  1. [Utility and advantages of single tracer subareolar injection in sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer].

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    Armas, Fayna; Hernández, María Jesús; Vega, Víctor; Gutiérrez, Isabel; Jiménez, Concepción; Pavcovich, Marta; Báez, Beatriz; Pérez-Correa, Pedro; Núñez, Valentín

    2005-10-01

    Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is a reliable technique for determining axillary status in patients with early breast cancer. This technique is a minimally invasive procedure that can avoid the use of lymphadenectomy in patients without axillary involvement. We present a validation study of SLN biopsy with subareolar injection of 99mTc-nanocolloids. We studied 100 patients with early breast cancer (T1 and T2) over a 2-year period. All patients underwent deep subareolar-injection of 99mTc-nanocoloid for localization of the sentinel node. Images were obtained and when the sentinel node was seen, it was marked on the skin. All patients underwent tumor excision and radioguided SLN biopsy followed by complete lymphadenectomy. Histopathological analysis of sentinel nodes was performed by hematoxylin-eosin and immunohistochemistry with cytokeratins. The sentinel node was identified in all patients, and a mean of 1.95 sentinel nodes per patient were found. Lymphatic metastases in the sentinel node were found in 44 patients and in 15 of these tumoral spread was also found in the remaining axillary nodes. In the 56 remaining patients the sentinel node was free of metastasis, but in two of them a non-sentinel node was found to be positive (4.5% false negative rate). Sensitivity was 95.7% (44/46), specificity was 100% (54/54), the positive predictive value was 100% and the negative predictive value was 96.4% (54/56). SLN biopsy is an accurate alternative to complete axillary lymph node dissection in patients with early-stage breast cancer. This technique improves the staging of these patients and decreases the morbidity associated with lymphadenectomy. The advantages of subareolar injection are that a single injection site is required, the tumor does not have to be located by other techniques, it allows rapid visualization of the sentinel node and avoids the "shine through phenomenon" when the tumor is located near the axilla.

  2. Nonpalpable Breast Carcinomas: Long-Term Evaluation of 1,258 Cases

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    Luini, Alberto; Botteri, Edoardo; Zurrida, Stefano; Monti, Simonetta; Galimberti, Viviana; Cassano, Enrico; Latronico, Antuono; Pizzamiglio, Maria; Viale, Giuseppe; Vezzoli, Dario; Rotmensz, Nicole; Musmeci, Simona; Bassi, Fabio; Burgoa, Loredana; Maisonneuve, Patrick; Paganelli, Giovanni; Veronesi, Paolo

    2010-01-01

    Introduction. In recent decades, a steady improvement in imaging diagnostics has been observed together with a rising adherence to regular clinical breast examinations. As a result, the detection of small clinically occult (nonpalpable) lesions has progressively increased. At present in our institution some 20% of the cases are treated when nonpalpable. The aim of the present study is to analyze the characteristics and prognosis of such tumors treated in a single institution. Methods. The analysis focused on 1,258 women who presented at the European Institute of Oncology with a primary clinically occult carcinoma between 2000 and 2006. All patients underwent radioguided occult lesion localization (ROLL), axillary dissection when appropriate, whole breast radiotherapy, or partial breast intraoperative irradiation and received tailored adjuvant systemic treatment. Results. Median age was 56 years. Imaging showed a breast nodule in half of the cases and a breast nodule accompanied by microcalcifications in 9%. Microcalcifications alone were present in 17.1% of the cases, whereas suspicious opacity, distortion, or thickening represented the remaining 24.6%. Most tumors were characterized by low proliferative rates (68.9%), positive estrogen receptors (92.3%), and non-overexpressed Her2/neu (91.3%). After a median follow-up of 60 months, we observed 19 local events (1.5%), 12 regional events (1%), and 20 distant metastases (1.6%). Five-year overall survival was 98.6%. Conclusions. Clinically occult (nonpalpable) carcinomas show very favorable prognostic features and high survival rates, showing the important role of modern imaging techniques. PMID:21147866

  3. Low cost FPGA based data acquisition system for a gamma imaging probe

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    Fysikopoulos, E.; Georgiou, M.; Loudos, G.; Matsopoulos, G.

    2013-11-01

    We present the development of a low cost field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) based data acquisition system for a gamma imaging probe proposed for sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping. Radioguided surgery using a gamma probe is an established practice and has been widely introduced in SLN biopsies. For such applications, imaging systems require compact readout electronics and flexibility. Embedded systems implemented in the FPGA technology offer new possibilities in data acquisition for nuclear medicine imagers. FPGAs are inexpensive compared to application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), usually used for the readout electronics of dedicated gamma cameras and their size is rather small. In this study, cost effective analog to digital converters (ADCs) were used and signal processing algorithms were implemented in the FPGA to extract the energy and position information. The analog front-end electronics were carefully designed taking into account the low sampling rate of the ADCs. The reference gamma probe has a small field of view (2.5 cm × 2.5 cm) and is based on the R8900U-00-C12 position sensitive photomultiplier tube (PSPMT) coupled to a pixellated CsI(Na) scintillator with 1 mm × 1 mm × 5 mm crystal element size. Measurements were carried out using a general purpose collimator and 99mTc sources emitted at 140 keV. Performance parameters for the imaging gamma probe were compared with those obtained when data were acquired using the standard NIM (Nuclear Instrumentation Modules) electronics and found to be in very good agreement, which demonstrates the efficiency of the proposed implementation.

  4. PET Probe-Guided Surgery in Patients with Breast Cancer: Proposal for a Methodological Approach.

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    Orsaria, Paolo; Chiaravalloti, Agostino; Fiorentini, Alessandro; Pistolese, Chiara; Vanni, Gianluca; Granai, Alessandra Vittoria; Varvaras, Dimitrios; Danieli, Roberta; Schillaci, Orazio; Petrella, Giuseppe; Buonomo, Oreste Claudio

    2017-01-02

    Although it is valuable for detecting distant metastases, identifying recurrence, and evaluating responses to chemotherapy, the role of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) in assessing locoregional nodal status for initial staging of breast cancer has not yet been well-defined in clinical practice. In the current report, we describe a new PET probe-based clinical approach, with evaluation of the technical performance of a handheld high-energy gamma probe for intraoperative localization of breast carcinomas, and evaluation of lymph node metastases during radio-guided oncological surgery. Three patients underwent a PET/CT scan immediately prior to surgery following the standard clinical protocol. Intraoperatively, tumors were localized and resected with the assistance of a hand-held gamma probe. PET-guided assessment of the presence or absence of regional nodal spread of malignancy was compared with the reference standard of histopathological examination. In all three cases, perioperative (18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging and intraoperative gamma probe detection verified complete resection of the hypermetabolic lesions and demonstrated no additional suspicious occult disease. This innovative approach demonstrates great promise for providing real-time access to metabolic and morphological tumor information that may lead to an optimal disease-tailored approach. In carefully selected indications, a PET probe can be a useful adjunct in surgical practice, but further trials with a larger number of patients need to be performed to verify these findings. Copyright© 2017, International Institute of Anticancer Research (Dr. George J. Delinasios), All rights reserved.

  5. Prospective comparison of 3 gamma-probes for sentinel lymph node detection in 200 breast cancer patients.

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    Classe, Jean-Marc; Fiche, Maryse; Rousseau, Caroline; Sagan, Christine; Dravet, François; Pioud, Raphaëlle; Lisbona, Albert; Ferrer, Ludovic; Campion, Loic; Resche, Isabelle; Curtet, Chantal

    2005-03-01

    Previous reports have shown that axillary sentinel lymph node (ASLN) radiodetection allows accurate axillary staging for patients with early breast cancer. Radioguided surgery implies the use of a gamma-probe to count the emitted radioactivity of marked ASLNs. Several gamma-probes are commercially available, each with its own properties. The clinical impact of the type of gamma-probe used for ASLN radiodetection remains to be evaluated. Three commercially available gamma-probes were evaluated: a scintillator with a bismuth germanate crystal (probe A), a semiconductor with a cadmium telluride crystal (probe B), and a semiconductor with a cadmium zinc telluride crystal (probe C). Two hundred patients with early breast cancer were prospectively enrolled to undergo ASLN radiodetection and axillary lymphadenectomy. ASLN mapping consisted of injecting (99m)Tc-sulfur-colloid around the tumor. For each patient, sentinel lymph nodes were counted successively with the 3 probes and the sensitivity of each gamma-probe was determined from ASLN residual activity. The results of detection rates and false-negative rates for each probe were compared. Mean residual ASLN activity was 52 kBq (range, 0.07-189 kBq). Sensitivity was compared among the 3 probes and found to be best for probe A. The detection rate of probe A was significantly better than that of probe B (93% vs. 86%, P = 0.05) but not different from that of probe C (93% vs. 90%). No differences in false-negative rates were observed among the 3 probes. ASLN detection rate depends on the type of gamma-probe used. Because failure to detect the ASLN leads to complete axillary lymphadenectomy, involving local morbidity and other sequelae, the type of gamma-probe must be considered important for sentinel lymph node radiodetection.

  6. Current status of ultrasound-guided surgery in the treatment of breast cancer.

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    Volders, José H; Haloua, Max H; Krekel, Nicole Ma; Meijer, Sybren; van den Tol, Petrousjka M

    2016-02-10

    The primary goal of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is to obtain tumour-free resection margins. Margins positive or focally positive for tumour cells are associated with a high risk of local recurrence, and in the case of tumour-positive margins, re-excision or even mastectomy are sometimes needed to achieve definite clear margins. Unfortunately, tumour-involved margins and re-excisions after lumpectomy are still reported in up to 40% of patients and additionally, unnecessary large excision volumes are described. A secondary goal of BCS is the cosmetic outcome and one of the main determinants of worse cosmetic outcome is a large excision volume. Up to 30% of unsatisfied cosmetic outcome is reported. Therefore, the search for better surgical techniques to improve margin status, excision volume and consequently, cosmetic outcome has continued. Nowadays, the most commonly used localization methods for BCS of non-palpable breast cancers are wire-guided localization (WGL) and radio-guided localization (RGL). WGL and RGL are invasive procedures that need to be performed pre-operatively with technical and scheduling difficulties. For palpable breast cancer, tumour excision is usually guided by tactile skills of the surgeon performing "blind" surgery. One of the surgical techniques pursuing the aims of radicality and small excision volumes includes intra-operative ultrasound (IOUS). The best evidence available demonstrates benefits of IOUS with a significantly high proportion of negative margins compared with other localization techniques in palpable and non-palpable breast cancer. Additionally, IOUS is non-invasive, easy to learn and can centralize the tumour in the excised specimen with low amount of healthy breast tissue being excised. This could lead to better cosmetic results of BCS. Despite the advantages of IOUS, only a small amount of surgeons are performing this technique. This review aims to highlight the position of ultrasound-guided surgery for malignant breast

  7. Development of a positron probe for localization and excision of brain tumours during surgery

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    Bogalhas, F.; Charon, Y.; Duval, M.-A.; Lefebvre, F.; Palfi, S.; Pinot, L.; Siebert, R.; Ménard, L.

    2009-07-01

    The survival outcome of patients suffering from gliomas is directly linked to the complete surgical resection of the tumour. To help the surgeons to delineate precisely the boundaries of the tumour, we developed an intraoperative positron probe with background noise rejection capability. The probe was designed to be directly coupled to the excision tool such that detection and removal of the radiolabelled tumours could be simultaneous. The device consists of two exchangeable detection heads composed of clear and plastic scintillating fibres. Each head is coupled to an optic fibre bundle that exports the scintillating light to a photodetection and processing electronic module placed outside the operative wound. The background rejection method is based on a real-time subtraction technique. The measured probe sensitivity for 18F was 1.1 cps kBq-1 ml-1 for the small head and 3.4 cps kBq-1 ml-1 for the large head. The mean spatial resolution was 1.6 mm FWHM on the detector surface. The γ-ray rejection efficiency measured by realistic brain phantom modelling of the surgical cavity was 99.4%. This phantom also demonstrated the ability of the probe to detect tumour discs as small as 5 mm in diameter (20 mg) for tumour-to-background ratios higher than 3:1 and with an acquisition time around 4 s at each scanning step. These results indicate that our detector could be a useful complement to existing techniques for the accurate excision of brain tumour tissue and more generally to improve the efficiency of radio-guided cancer surgery.

  8. Preliminary study for the development of a tweezers-type coincidence detector for tumor detection

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    Yamamoto, Seiichi; Higashi, Tatsuya; Matsumoto, Keiichi; Senda, Michio

    2005-08-01

    We have conducted a preliminary study for development of a tweezer-type coincidence detector for tumor detection in procedures such as FDG-guided surgery. The detector consists of a pair of LSO scintillators, optical fibers, a pair of photo-multiplier tubes (PMTs), and a coincidence circuit. Because the LSO scintillators are located on the tips of tweezers, a target organ such as a lymph node or the colon can be positioned between them. The size of a single LSO was 3.7 mm×3.7 mm×10 mm, and the scintillation photons are transferred to the PMTs via 2-mm-diameter, 1-m long optical fibers. The results show that the light loss due to the fiber was significant but there was sufficient light to observe the photo-peak of the 511-keV gamma photons. Sensitivity response function perpendicular to the detector has a full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 2.5 mm, while that parallel to the detector has a FWHM of 5.5 mm. Background counts due to the natural radioisotope in 176Lu can be observed when the distance between these two scintillators is small. Results also show that the absolute sensitivity was 0.057% at the center of the detector when the two LSOs were 10 mm apart and that the optical fiber was insensitive to bending up to a radius of 10 cm. From these results, we conclude that the proposed tweezers-type coincidence detector could be some interest for tumor detection using FDG, such as that in radio-guided surgery.

  9. Optimised nuclear medicine method for tumour marking and sentinel node detection in occult primary breast lesions.

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    De Cicco, C; Trifirò, G; Intra, M; Marotta, G; Ciprian, A; Frasson, A; Prisco, G; Luini, A; Viale, G; Paganelli, G

    2004-03-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of sentinel node (SN) biopsy in occult breast lesions with different radiopharmaceuticals and to establish the optimal lymphoscintigraphic method to detect both occult lesions and SNs (SNOLL: sentinel node and occult lesion localisation). Two hundred and twenty-seven consecutive patients suspected to have clinically occult breast carcinoma were enrolled in the study. In addition to the radioguided occult lesion localisation (ROLL) procedure, using macroaggregates of technetium-99m labelled human serum albumin (MAA) injected directly into the lesion, lymphoscintigraphy was performed with nanocolloids (NC) injected in a peritumoral (group I) or a subdermal site (group II). In group III, a sole injection of NC was done into the lesion in order to perform both ROLL and SNOLL. Overall, axillary SNs were identified in 205 of the 227 patients (90.3%). In 12/62 (19.4%) patients of group I and 9/79 (11.4%) patients of group III, radioactive nodes were not visualised, whereas SNs were successfully localised in 85 of 86 patients of group II ( P<0.001). Pathological findings revealed breast carcinoma in 148/227 patients (65.2%) and benign lesions in 79 (34.8%). A total of 131 axillary SNs were removed in 118 patients with breast carcinoma; intraoperative examination of the SNs revealed metastatic involvement in 16 out of 96 cases of invasive carcinoma (16.7%). It is concluded that the combination of the ROLL procedure with direct injection of MAA into the lesion and lymphoscintigraphy performed with subdermal injection of radiocolloids represents the method of choice for accurate localisation of both non-palpable lesions and SNs.

  10. Sentinel lymph node in oesophageal cancer—a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Nagaraja, Vinayak; Cox, Michael R.

    2014-01-01

    Background Sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) have been used to predict regional lymph node metastasis in patients with melanoma and breast cancer. However, the validity of the SLN hypothesis is still controversial for oesophageal cancer. We performed this meta-analysis to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of radio-guided SLN mapping for oesophageal cancer. Methods A systematic search was conducted using MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, Current Contents Connect, Cochrane library, Google scholar, Science Direct, and Web of Science. Original data was abstracted from each study and used to calculate a pooled event rates and 95% confidence interval (95% CI). Results The search identified 23 relevant articles. The overall detection rate was 0.93 (95% CI: 0.894-0.950), sensitivity 0.87 (95% CI: 0.811-0.908), negative predictive value 0.77 (95% CI: 0.568-0.890) and the accuracy was 0.88 (95% CI: 0.817-0.921). In the adenocarcinoma cohort, detection rate was 0.98 (95% CI: 0.923-0.992), sensitivity 0.84 (95% CI: 0.743-0.911) and the accuracy was 0.87(95% CI: 0.796-0.913). In the squamous cell carcinoma group, detection rate was 0.89 (95% CI: 00.792-0.943), sensitivity 0.91 (95% CI: 0.754-0.972) and the accuracy was 0.84 (95% CI: 0.732-0.914). Conclusions It is possible to identify and obtain a SLN before neoadjuvant therapy in oesophageal cancer. However, further work is needed to optimize radiocolloid type, refine the technique and develop a quick and accurate way to determine SLN status intraoperatively. This technique has to be further evaluated before it can be applied widely. PMID:24772341

  11. Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen Ligands for Imaging and Therapy.

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    Eiber, Matthias; Fendler, Wolfgang P; Rowe, Steven P; Calais, Jeremie; Hofman, Michael S; Maurer, Tobias; Schwarzenboeck, Sarah M; Kratowchil, Clemens; Herrmann, Ken; Giesel, Frederik L

    2017-09-01

    The prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is highly expressed on most prostate cancer (PC) cells. Therefore, the targeting of PSMA has become increasingly important over the last decade. Glu-urea-based PSMA ligands used for both imaging and radioligand therapy are the mainstays of the current success. For PET imaging, both (68)Ga- and (18)F-labeled agents have been successfully translated to clinical applications. Mainly retrospective cohort studies have shown a high value in the setting of biochemical recurrence, with high detection rates even in the presence of low prostate-specific antigen levels. Preliminary data indicated that radioguided surgery with PSMA ligands may help to further improve patient outcomes because it facilitates the removal of small tumor deposits that are otherwise difficult to detect. For primary PC, PSMA ligand PET imaging has been shown to be superior to cross-sectional imaging for the detection of metastatic lymph nodes. In addition, it promises to also provide intraprostatic tumor localization, especially when used in combination with multiparametric MRI. Increasing numbers of studies have reported considerable changes in management resulting from PSMA ligand PET imaging for both biochemical recurrence and primary disease. The use of (177)Lu-PSMA-based radioligand therapy has demonstrated a reasonable response, mainly as defined by a prostate-specific antigen response of more than 50%, comparable to other recently introduced agents. Especially given the high level of safety of (177)Lu-PSMA radioligand therapy, with only minimal grade 3 and 4 toxicities reported so far, it has the potential to expand options for metastatic castration-resistant PC. This review is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the current literature on low-molecular-weight PSMA ligands for both PET imaging and therapeutic approaches, with a focus on agents that have been clinically adopted. © 2017 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular

  12. Current status of ultrasound-guided surgery in the treatment of breast cancer

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    Volders, José H; Haloua, Max H; Krekel, Nicole MA; Meijer, Sybren; van den Tol, Petrousjka M

    2016-01-01

    The primary goal of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is to obtain tumour-free resection margins. Margins positive or focally positive for tumour cells are associated with a high risk of local recurrence, and in the case of tumour-positive margins, re-excision or even mastectomy are sometimes needed to achieve definite clear margins. Unfortunately, tumour-involved margins and re-excisions after lumpectomy are still reported in up to 40% of patients and additionally, unnecessary large excision volumes are described. A secondary goal of BCS is the cosmetic outcome and one of the main determinants of worse cosmetic outcome is a large excision volume. Up to 30% of unsatisfied cosmetic outcome is reported. Therefore, the search for better surgical techniques to improve margin status, excision volume and consequently, cosmetic outcome has continued. Nowadays, the most commonly used localization methods for BCS of non-palpable breast cancers are wire-guided localization (WGL) and radio-guided localization (RGL). WGL and RGL are invasive procedures that need to be performed pre-operatively with technical and scheduling difficulties. For palpable breast cancer, tumour excision is usually guided by tactile skills of the surgeon performing “blind” surgery. One of the surgical techniques pursuing the aims of radicality and small excision volumes includes intra-operative ultrasound (IOUS). The best evidence available demonstrates benefits of IOUS with a significantly high proportion of negative margins compared with other localization techniques in palpable and non-palpable breast cancer. Additionally, IOUS is non-invasive, easy to learn and can centralize the tumour in the excised specimen with low amount of healthy breast tissue being excised. This could lead to better cosmetic results of BCS. Despite the advantages of IOUS, only a small amount of surgeons are performing this technique. This review aims to highlight the position of ultrasound-guided surgery for malignant

  13. Asymmetrical distribution of ion channels in canine and human left-ventricular wall: epicardium versus midmyocardium.

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    Szabó, Gergely; Szentandrássy, Norbert; Bíró, Tamás; Tóth, Balázs I; Czifra, Gabriella; Magyar, János; Bányász, Tamás; Varró, András; Kovács, László; Nánási, Péter P

    2005-08-01

    The aim of the present study was to compare the distribution of ion currents and the major underlying ion channel proteins in canine and human subepicardial (EPI) and midmyocardial (MID) left-ventricular muscle. Ion currents and action potentials were recorded from canine cardiomyocytes derived from the very superficial EPI and central MID regions of the left ventricle. Amplitude, duration and the maximum velocity of depolarization of the action potential were significantly greater in MID than EPI myocytes, whereas phase-1 repolarization was more pronounced in the EPI cells. Amplitudes of the transient outwards K+ current (29.5+/-1.5 vs. 19.0+/-2.3 pA/pF at +50 mV) and the slow component of the delayed rectifier K+ current (10.3+/-2.3 vs. 6.5+/-1.0 pA/pF at +50 mV) were significantly larger in EPI than in MID myocytes under whole-cell voltage-clamp conditions. The densities of the inwards rectifier K+ current, rapid delayed rectifier K+ current and L-type Ca2+ current were similar in both cell types. Expression of channel proteins in both canine and human ventricular myocardium was determined by Western blotting. In the canine heart, the expression of Kv4.3, Kv1.4, KChIP2 and KvLQT1 was significantly higher, and that of Nav1.5 and MinK much lower, in EPI than in MID. No significant EPI-MID differences were observed in the expression of the other channel proteins studied (Kir2.1, alpha1C, HERG and MiRP1). Similar results were obtained in human hearts, although the HERG was more abundant in the EPI than in the MID layer. In the canine heart, the EPI-MID differences in ion current densities were proportional to differences in channel protein expression. Except for the density of HERG, the pattern of EPI-MID distribution of ion-channel proteins was identical in canine and human ventricles.

  14. In silico screening of the impact of hERG channel kinetic abnormalities on channel block and susceptibility to acquired long QT syndrome

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    Romero, Lucia; Trenor, Beatriz; Yang, Pei-Chi; Saiz, Javier; Clancy, Colleen E.

    2016-01-01

    formulation of the M54T MiRP1 latent mutation and simulated a provocative test. In this setting, application of dofetilide dramatically amplified the predicted QT interval duration in the M54T hMiRP1 mutation compared to wild-type. PMID:26859003

  15. In silico screening of the impact of hERG channel kinetic abnormalities on channel block and susceptibility to acquired long QT syndrome

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    Romero, Lucia; Trenor, Beatriz; Yang, Pei-Chi; Saiz, Javier; Clancy, Colleen E.

    2014-01-01

    formulation of the M54T MiRP1 latent mutation and simulated a provocative test. In this setting, application of dofetilide dramatically amplified the predicted QT interval duration in the M54T hMiRP1 mutation compared to wild-type. PMID:24631769

  16. In silico screening of the impact of hERG channel kinetic abnormalities on channel block and susceptibility to acquired long QT syndrome.

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    Romero, Lucia; Trenor, Beatriz; Yang, Pei-Chi; Saiz, Javier; Clancy, Colleen E

    2015-10-01

    mathematical formulation of the M54T MiRP1 latent mutation and simulated a provocative test. In this setting, application of dofetilide dramatically amplified the predicted QT interval duration in the M54T hMiRP1 mutation compared to wild-type.

  17. In silico screening of the impact of hERG channel kinetic abnormalities on channel block and susceptibility to acquired long QT syndrome.

    PubMed

    Romero, Lucia; Trenor, Beatriz; Yang, Pei-Chi; Saiz, Javier; Clancy, Colleen E

    2014-07-01

    formulation of the M54T MiRP1 latent mutation and simulated a provocative test. In this setting, application of dofetilide dramatically amplified the predicted QT interval duration in the M54T hMiRP1 mutation compared to wild-type.

  18. Recent Changes in Therapeutic Approaches and Association with Outcomes among Patients with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism on Chronic Hemodialysis: The DOPPS Study

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    Wang, Mia; Bieber, Brian A.; Karaboyas, Angelo; Li, Yun; Jacobson, Stefan H.; Andreucci, Vittorio E.; Fukagawa, Masafumi; Frimat, Luc; Mendelssohn, David C.; Port, Friedrich K.; Pisoni, Ronald L.; Robinson, Bruce M.

    2015-01-01

    Background and objectives Elevated parathyroid hormone levels may be associated with adverse clinical outcomes in patients on dialysis. After the introduction of practice guidelines suggesting higher parathyroid hormone targets than those previously recommended, changes in parathyroid hormone levels and treatment regimens over time have not been well documented. Design, setting, participants, & measurements Using data from the international Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study, trends in parathyroid hormone levels and secondary hyperparathyroidism therapies over the past 15 years and the associations between parathyroid hormone and clinical outcomes are reported; 35,655 participants from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study phases 1–4 (1996–2011) were included. Results Median parathyroid hormone increased from phase 1 to phase 4 in all regions except for Japan, where it remained stable. Prescriptions of intravenous vitamin D analogs and cinacalcet increased and parathyroidectomy rates decreased in all regions over time. Compared with 150–300 pg/ml, in adjusted models, all-cause mortality risk was higher for parathyroid hormone=301–450 (hazard ratio, 1.09; 95% confidence interval, 1.01 to 1.18) and >600 pg/ml (hazard ratio, 1.23; 95% confidence interval, 1.12 to 1.34). Parathyroid hormone >600 pg/ml was also associated with higher risk of cardiovascular mortality as well as all-cause and cardiovascular hospitalizations. In a subgroup analysis of 5387 patients not receiving vitamin D analogs or cinacalcet and with no prior parathyroidectomy, very low parathyroid hormone (<50 pg/ml) was associated with mortality (hazard ratio, 1.25; 95% confidence interval, 1.04 to 1.51). Conclusions In a large international sample of patients on hemodialysis, parathyroid hormone levels increased in most countries, and secondary hyperparathyroidism treatments changed over time. Very low and very high parathyroid hormone levels were associated with adverse

  19. Recurrence of Hyperparathyroid Hypercalcemia in a Patient With the HRPT-2 Mutation and a Previous Parathyroid Carcinoma in Hyperparathyroidism-Jaw Tumor Syndrome

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    Mele, Marco; Rolighed, Lars; Jespersen, MarieLouise; Rejnmark, Lars; Christiansen, Peer

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Cancer in the parathyroid gland is rare, but parathyroid cancer is occasionally seen in relation to genetic abnormalities. Due to a limited amount of evidence, the optimal handling of these cases is not clear. Furthermore, the presence of a malignant parathyroid tumor is rarely known at the time of the initial operation; therefore, re-operations are often necessary. The aim of this study was to present the case of a patient with a previously diagnosed jaw tumor and parathyroid carcinoma that presents as a recurrence of hyperparathyroid hypercalcemia. Case Presentation A 41-year-old patient who was already diagnosed with a parathyroid carcinoma and a jaw tumor caused by a CDC73 mutation, presented with biochemical evidence of increasing parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcium levels after a previous total parathyroidectomy. The patient’s ionized calcium increased to 1.55 mmol/L and PTH increased to 16.0 pmol/L. A previous genetic analysis revealed a mutation in the CDC73 gene. There was no family history of hyperparathyroidism. We performed a sestamibi scintigraphy and an 11-C methionine (MET) positron emission tomography (PET) scan that showed a recurrence on the left side of the trachea. The patient underwent a third neck operation for the removal of a tumor on the left side of the trachea. The pathology report revealed that the tumor was a lymph node metastasis from the previous parathyroid carcinoma. The patient is currently enrolled in our follow-up regime. Hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumor (HPT-JT) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by a parathyroid adenoma or carcinoma, fibro-osseous lesions (ossifying fibroma) of the mandible and maxilla, and renal cysts and tumors. This autosomal dominant familial cancer syndrome has been reported with a variable and incomplete penetrance, and up to 10% of gene carriers do not show any clinical manifestations. Here we present a patient’s case and discuss the literature related to this

  20. Prospective Study of Surgery for Primary Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia-type 1 (MEN1), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES): Long-term Outcome of a More Virulent form of HPT

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    Norton, JA; Venzon, DJ; Berna, MJ; Alexander, HR; Frake, DL; Libutti, SK; Marx, SJ; Gibril, F; Jensen, RT

    2009-01-01

    Background HPT in MEN1 patients with ZES is caused by parathyroid hyperplasia. Surgery for parathyroid hyperplasia is tricky and difficult. Long-term outcome in ZES/MEN1 /HPT is not well known. Methods 84 consecutive patients (49 F/35 M) with ZES/MEN1 /HPT underwent intial parathyroidectomy (PTX) and were followed at 1−3 yr intervals. Results Age at PTX was 36±2 yrs. Mean follow-up was 17±1 yrs. Prior to PTX, mean Ca=2.8 mmol/L (nl<2.5), PTHi=243 pg/ml (nl <65), and gastrin=6950 pg/ml (nl <100). 61% had nephrolithiasis. Each patient had parathyroid hyperplasia. 58% of patients had four parathyroid glands identified. 9/84 (11%) had 4 glands removed with immediate autograft, 40/84 (47%) 3−3.5 glands, while 35/84 (42%) <3 glands.removed. Persistent/recurrent HPT occurred in 42%/48% of patients with <3 glands, 12%/44% with 3−3.5 glands, and 0%/55% with 4 glands removed. Hypoparathyroidism occurred in 3%, 10% and 22%, respectively. The disease-free interval following surgery was significantly longer if >3 glands were removed. After surgery to correct the HPT, each biochemical parameter of ZES was improved and 20% of patients no longer had laboratory evidence of ZES. Conclusions HPT /MEN1/ZES is a severe form of parathyroid hyperplasia with a high rate of nephrolithiasis, persistent and recurrent HPT. Surgery to correct the hypercalcemia significantly ameliorates the ZES. Removal of less than 3 and ½ glands has an unacceptably high incidence of persistent HPT (42%), while 4 gland resection and transplant has an high rate of permanent hypoparathyroidism (22%). >3gland resection has a longer disease-free interval. 3 and ½ gland parathyroidectomy is the surgical procedure of choice for patients with HPT/MEN1/ ZES. Careful long-term follow-up is mandatory as a significant proportion will develop recurrent HPT. PMID:18376196

  1. Improving diagnostic recognition of primary hyperparathyroidism with machine learning.

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    Somnay, Yash R; Craven, Mark; McCoy, Kelly L; Carty, Sally E; Wang, Tracy S; Greenberg, Caprice C; Schneider, David F

    2017-04-01

    Parathyroidectomy offers the only cure for primary hyperparathyroidism, but today only 50% of primary hyperparathyroidism patients are referred for operation, in large part, because the condition is widely under-recognized. The diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism can be especially challenging with mild biochemical indices. Machine learning is a collection of methods in which computers build predictive algorithms based on labeled examples. With the aim of facilitating diagnosis, we tested the ability of machine learning to distinguish primary hyperparathyroidism from normal physiology using clinical and laboratory data. This retrospective cohort study used a labeled training set and 10-fold cross-validation to evaluate accuracy of the algorithm. Measures of accuracy included area under the receiver operating characteristic curve, precision (sensitivity), and positive and negative predictive value. Several different algorithms and ensembles of algorithms were tested using the Weka platform. Among 11,830 patients managed operatively at 3 high-volume endocrine surgery programs from March 2001 to August 2013, 6,777 underwent parathyroidectomy for confirmed primary hyperparathyroidism, and 5,053 control patients without primary hyperparathyroidism underwent thyroidectomy. Test-set accuracies for machine learning models were determined using 10-fold cross-validation. Age, sex, and serum levels of preoperative calcium, phosphate, parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, and creatinine were defined as potential predictors of primary hyperparathyroidism. Mild primary hyperparathyroidism was defined as primary hyperparathyroidism with normal preoperative calcium or parathyroid hormone levels. After testing a variety of machine learning algorithms, Bayesian network models proved most accurate, classifying correctly 95.2% of all primary hyperparathyroidism patients (area under receiver operating characteristic = 0.989). Omitting parathyroid hormone from the model did not

  2. Calciphylaxis in end-stage renal disease prior to dialytic treatment: a case report and literature review.

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    Tamayo-Isla, Ramón Alberto; Cuba de la Cruz, Mauro

    2015-01-01

    Calciphylaxis is a rare medical condition that is usually diagnosed in patients suffering from end-stage renal disease who are already receiving renal replacement therapy and in those post-transplantation. The pathogenesis still remains to be fully elucidated; hence, the treatment is not uniform. The prognosis is generally poor. The ulcerative stage exhibits a worse prognosis than the nonulcerative one. Calciphylaxis presenting in terminal kidney disease prior to dialytic treatment has only rarely been reported. A 32-year-old female Caucasian clerk sought medical attention for increasing tiredness and lower limb skin ulcers. Polycystic kidney disease was diagnosed in her late father and two of her siblings. At the first nephrology consultation, obesity, pallor, bilateral flank masses with ballottement, and two ulcers with a dark necrotic center on the distal left leg were noted. In addition, another indurated light bluish lesion of 5 cm just above the right knee with intact skin was observed. All lesions were very tender and warm on touch. Laboratory results yielded hypercalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, anemia, and parathyroid hormone levels that were more than ten times the normal values in the patient, and with a glomerular filtration rate of 4 mL/minute. Skin biopsy confirmed the suspicion of calciphylaxis. The patient was placed on peritoneal dialysis with low Ca concentration baths, cinacalcet, and aluminum hydroxide. The results included correction of hypercalcemia, improvement of phosphate levels, and the product of both Ca and phosphate, but only a transitory decrease in serum parathyroid hormone levels. The ulcerations were completely healed after 2 months of treatment. Cinacalcet was discontinued after 18 months, but multiple large-size, nonulcerative indurated areas appeared 3 months later in the lower limbs after discontinuation of the drug. A parathyroidectomy performed 17 months later revealed a four-gland hyperplastic disease. The patient experienced

  3. Brown tumor of the jaw after pregnancy and lactation in a MEN1 patient

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    Darder, Lídia; Zafon, Carles; Hueto, Juan Antonio; Alberola, Margarita; Caubet, Enric; Mesa, Jordi

    2016-01-01

    Summary Skeletal manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) include brown tumors (BT), which are osteoclastic focal lesions often localized in the jaws. Brown tumors are a rare manifestation of pHTP in Europe and USA; however, they are frequent in developing countries, probably related to vitamin D deficiency and longer duration and severity of disease. In the majority of cases, the removal of the parathyroid adenoma is enough for the bone to remineralize, but other cases require surgery. Hyperparathyroidism in MEN1 develops early, and is multiglandular and the timing of surgery remains questionable. To our knowledge, there are no reports of BT in MEN 1 patients. We present a 29-year-old woman with MEN 1 who developed a brown tumor of the jaw 24 months after getting pregnant, while breastfeeding. Serum corrected calcium remained under 2.7 during gestation, and at that point reached a maximum of 2.82 mmol/L. Concomitant PTH was 196 pg/mL, vitamin D 13.7 ng/mL and alkaline phosphatase 150 IU/L. Bone mineral density showed osteopenia on spine and femoral neck (both T-scores = −1.6). Total parathyroidectomy was performed within two weeks, with a failed glandular graft autotransplantation, leading to permanent hypoparathyroidism. Two months after removal of parathyroid glands, the jaw tumor did not shrink; thus, finally it was successfully excised. We hypothesize that higher vitamin D and mineral requirements during maternity may have triggered an accelerated bone resorption followed by appearance of the jaw BT. We suggest to treat pHPT before planning a pregnancy in MEN1 women or otherwise supplement with vitamin D, although this approach may precipitate severe hypercalcemia. Learning points: Brown tumors of the jaw can develop in MEN 1 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism at a young age (less than 30 years). Pregnancy and lactation might trigger brown tumors by increasing mineral and vitamin D requirements. Early parathyroidectomy is

  4. [How to slow down parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion without the risk of inducing an adynamic bone disease].

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    Torres, Pablo Ureña; Canaud, Bernard

    2005-12-01

    Medical treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPTH-II) consists in correcting: hypocalcemia by providing a supply of calcium salts, vitamin D or its derivatives; hyperphosphatemia by a suitable diet and by using gastrointestinal phosphate-binders; metabolic acidosis by providing sodium bicarbonate. Very recently, this treatment armamentarium was expanded by the advent of a new therapeutic agent called a calcimimetic (cinacalcet HCL). Cinacalcet increases the calcium sensitivity of the calcium receptor (CaR) of parathyroid cells and thereby induces a rapid and sustained decrease in PTH secretion. When treatment with medical inhibitors proves to be ineffective or involves risks due to an increase in the calcium-phosphorus ion product and the occurrence or worsening of cardiovascular calcifications, it is then necessary to resort to surgical reduction of PTH production by surgical parathyroidectomy (PTX). The very high efficacy of medical inhibitory treatment of HPTH-II logically poses the problem of excessive inhibition of the secretion of PTH and its corollary, the increased risk of adynamic osteopathy. The primary purpose of this article is to provide the reader with an updated review of these problems consisting, on the one hand, of inhibiting PTH secretion and, on the other, of maintaining a sufficient level of bone remodeling to prevent any possible repercussions on other organs.

  5. Phosphorus overload and PTH induce aortic expression of Runx2 in experimental uraemia.

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    Graciolli, Fabiana G; Neves, Katia R; dos Reis, Luciene M; Graciolli, Rafael G; Noronha, Irene L; Moysés, Rosa M A; Jorgetti, Vanda

    2009-05-01

    Vascular calcification (VC) is commonly seen in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Elevated levels of phosphate and parathormone (PTH) are considered nontraditional risk factors for VC. It has been shown that, in vitro, phosphate transforms vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) into calcifying cells, evidenced by upregulated expression of runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), whereas PTH is protective against VC. In addition, Runx2 has been detected in calcified arteries of CKD patients. However, the in vivo effect of phosphate and PTH on Runx2 expression remains unknown. Wistar rats were submitted to parathyroidectomy, 5/6 nephrectomy (Nx) and continuous infusion of 1-34 rat PTH (at physiological or supraphysiological rates) or were sham-operated. Diets varied only in phosphate content, which was low (0.2%) or high (1.2%). Biochemical, histological, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence analyses were performed. Nephrectomized animals receiving high-PTH infusion presented VC, regardless of the phosphate intake level. However, phosphate overload and normal PTH infusion induced phenotypic changes in VSMCs, as evidenced by upregulated aortic expression of Runx2. High-PTH infusion promoted histological changes in the expression of osteoprotegerin and type I collagen in calcified arteries. Phosphate, by itself is a potential pathogenic factor for VC. It is of note that phosphate overload, even without VC, was associated with overexpression of Runx2 in VSMCs. The mineral imbalance often seen in patients with CKD should be corrected.

  6. Population-level predictors of persistent hyperparathyroidism.

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    Yeh, Michael W; Wiseman, James E; Chu, Stephanie D; Ituarte, Philip H G; Liu, In-Lu Amy; Young, Kraig L; Kang, Steven J; Harari, Avital; Haigh, Philip I

    2011-12-01

    Systematic study of outcomes of initial surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) has been limited by selection and self-reporting biases. To avoid these biases, we evaluated parathyroidectomy (PTx) outcomes within an integrated health care system encompassing 3.25 million enrollees. All patients undergoing PTx for PHPT from 1995 to 2010 were studied. Persistent and recurrent disease were defined by a serum calcium level >10.5 mg/dL before or after 6 months postoperatively, respectively. The effect of demographic, clinical, and hospital volume-related variables was assessed by the use of multivariate logistic regression. A total of 1,190 initial operations for PHPT were performed at 14 hospitals. Follow-up calcium levels were available in 97% of subjects. The overall success rate was 92%, and 5% of patients developed recurrent disease. Age ≥ 70 years was predictive of persistent disease (odds ratio 1.80, P < .05). High-volume hospital (>100 cases) predicted against persistent disease (odds ratio 0.42, P < .05) and carried 96% success rate. Negative or equivocal sestamibi scan was associated with a lower success rate (success rate 89% vs 95% for positive scan, P < .05). Reoperation was performed in 12% of patients with persistent or recurrent PHPT. The success rate of PTx is influenced by patient age, hospital volume, and sestamibi scan result. Surgical outcomes may be optimized by designating high-volume centers in the community setting. Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Current Indications for Surgical Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Elderly.

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    Polistena, Andrea; Lucchini, Roberta; Monacelli, Massimo; Triola, Roberta; Avenia, Stefano; Barillaro, Ivan; Johnson, Louis Banka; Sanguinetti, Alessandro; Avenia, Nicola

    2017-03-01

    This study presents the results of surgery in the elderly for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) from a single institution's experience. We retrospectively analyzed 898 cases of surgically treated PHPT, divided into two groups: 135 elderly patients (A) and 763 patients younger than 65 years (B). PHPT was symptomatic in 68.8 per cent patients in group A and in 81.6 per cent in group B. Unilateral temporary recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy was observed in 0.9 per cent in group A and 0.1 per cent in group B (P > 0.05). No cervical hematomas, mortality or major cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory or metabolic postoperative complications were registered. All the patients evaluated at one year had improvement in the quality of life, with increase of bone mineral density (BMD) in 85.6 per cent and 79.8 per cent of patients in groups A and B, with no significant differences between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Parathyroidectomy in elderly PHPT patients is safe, with rate of morbidity similar to what observed in younger individuals. Further investigations are recommended to confirm the role of surgery as an effective approach in elderly PHPT patients.

  8. Potential utility of cinacalcet as a treatment for CDC73-related primary hyperparathyroidism: a case report

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    Sato, Takeshi; Muroya, Koji; Hanakawa, Junko; Yamashita, Sumimasa; Nozawa, Kumiko; Masudo, Katsuhiko; Yamakawa, Tadashi; Asakura, Yumi; Hasegawa, Tomonobu; Adachi, Masanori

    2016-01-01

    Abstract. We report a Japanese pedigree with familial primary hyperparathyroidism due to a CDC73 mutation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of cinacalcet as a treatment for CDC73-related primary hyperparathyroidism. The proband had severe psychomotor retardation and received laryngotracheal separation surgery. At 19 yr of age, he developed acute pancreatitis. Hypercalcemia (12.2–13.8 mg/dL), elevated levels of intact PTH (86–160 pg/mL), and a tumor detected upon neck ultrasonography led to the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism. Family history and biochemical examinations revealed that three family members (the proband’s mother, elder brother, and maternal grandfather) had primary hyperparathyroidism. We identified a novel heterozygous mutation, c.240delT, p.Glu81Lysfs*28, in the CDC73 gene in three affected family members, excluding the proband’s elder brother who refused genetic testing. Parathyroidectomy for the proband was considered as high-risk, because the tumor was located close to the tracheostomy orifice. After receiving approval from the institutional review board and obtaining the consent, we initiated cinacalcet treatment. At 22 yr of age, treatment with 100 mg of cinacalcet maintained serum calcium levels below 11.0 mg/dL with no apparent side effects. Our report presents the potential efficacy of cinacalcet as a treatment for CDC73-related primary hyperparathyroidism, in particularly inoperative cases. PMID:27507909

  9. The Biochemical Profile of Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia and Primary Hyperparathyroidism during Pregnancy and Lactation: Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature

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    Saad, N. M. A.

    2016-01-01

    Background. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia (FHH) result in different maternal and fetal complications in pregnancy. Calcium to creatinine clearance ratio (CCCR) is commonly used to help distinguish these two conditions. Physiological changes in calcium handling during pregnancy and lactation can alter CCCR, making it a less useful tool to distinguish PHPT from FHH. Cases. A 25-year-old female presented with hypercalcemia and an inappropriately normal PTH. Her CCCR was 0.79% before pregnancy and rose to 1.99% in her second trimester. The proband's mother and neonate had asymptomatic hypercalcemia. Genetic analysis revealed a CaSR mutation consistent with FHH. A 19-year-old female presented with a history of nephrolithiasis who underwent emergent caesarean section at 29 weeks of gestation for severe preeclampsia. At delivery, she was diagnosed with hypercalcemia with an inappropriately normal PTH and a CCCR of 2.67%, which fell to 0.88% during lactation. Parathyroidectomy cured her hypercalcemia. Pathology confirmed a parathyroid adenoma. Conclusion. These cases illustrate the influence of pregnancy and lactation on renal calcium indices, such as the CCCR. To avoid diagnostic error of women with hypercalcemia during pregnancy and lactation, calcium biochemistry of first-degree relatives and genetic testing of select patients are recommended. PMID:27957351

  10. Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Can We Do Better?

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    Sharata, Ahmed; Kelly, Tracy L; Rozenfeld, Yelena; Hammill, Chet W; Schuman, Earl; Carlisle, James R; Aliabadi-Wahle, Shaghayegh

    2017-01-01

    The failure to follow national guidelines in management of various diseases has been previously established. We sought to quantify primary care providers' familiarity with primary hyperparathyroidism as it affects adherence to the 2009 National Institute of Health (NIH) consensus recommendations in treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism. A large primary care group was surveyed to determine their familiarity with the 2009 NIH consensus recommendations for management of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Retrospective review of the group's records (2009-2011) was performed to verify compliance. Survey responders included 109 clinicians, 31 per cent were familiar with all criteria for surgical intervention in asymptomatic patients and 34 per cent correctly identified appropriate surveillance testing for patients undergoing observation. Chart review identified 124 patients with PHPT. Of the patients who met NIH criteria, 34 per cent had a parathyroidectomy. Younger age, higher intact parathyroid hormone, hypercalciuria, and history of nephrolithiasis were associated with surgery in multivariable analysis. Of the observed patients, 16 per cent had appropriate surveillance studies. In conclusion, this study confirms suboptimal adherence with consensus recommendations in management of PHPT. A minority of clinicians demonstrated solid familiarity with management strategies, paralleling their treatment approach. Educational efforts may improve adherence with upcoming national recommendations.

  11. Management of secondary hyperparathyroidism: how and why?

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    Komaba, Hirotaka; Kakuta, Takatoshi; Fukagawa, Masafumi

    2017-03-01

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common complication in chronic kidney disease. Currently, various treatment options are available, including vitamin D receptor activators, cinacalcet hydrochloride, and parathyroidectomy. These treatment options have contributed to the successful control of SHPT, and recent clinical studies have provided evidence suggesting that effective treatment of SHPT leads to improved survival. Although bone disease is the most widely recognized consequence of SHPT and remains a major target for treatment of SHPT, there is increasing evidence that parathyroid hormone (PTH) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), both of which are markedly elevated in SHPT, have multiple adverse effects on extraskeletal tissues. These actions may lead to the pathological development of left ventricular hypertrophy, renal anemia, immune dysfunction, inflammation, wasting, muscle atrophy, and urate accumulation. Given that treatment of SHPT leads to decreases in both PTH and FGF23, these data provide an additional rationale for treating SHPT. However, definitive evidence is still lacking, and future research should focus on whether treatment of SHPT prevents the adverse effects of PTH and FGF23.

  12. The Laboratory Rat as an Animal Model for Osteoporosis Research

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    Lelovas, Pavlos P; Xanthos, Theodoros T; Thoma, Sofia E; Lyritis, George P; Dontas, Ismene A

    2008-01-01

    Osteoporosis is an important systemic disorder, affecting mainly Caucasian women, with a diverse and multifactorial etiology. A large variety of animal species, including rodents, rabbits, dogs, and primates, have been used as animal models in osteoporosis research. Among these, the laboratory rat is the preferred animal for most researchers. Its skeleton has been studied extensively, and although there are several limitations to its similarity to the human condition, these can be overcome through detailed knowledge of its specific traits or with certain techniques. The rat has been used in many experimental protocols leading to bone loss, including hormonal interventions (ovariectomy, orchidectomy, hypophysectomy, parathyroidectomy), immobilization, and dietary manipulations. The aim of the current review is not only to present the ovariectomized rat and its advantages as an appropriate model for the research of osteoporosis, but also to provide information about the most relevant age and bone site selection according to the goals of each experimental protocol. In addition, several methods of bone mass evaluation are assessed, such as biochemical markers, densitometry, histomorphometry, and bone mechanical testing, that are used for monitoring and evaluation of this animal model in preventive or therapeutic strategies for osteoporosis. PMID:19004367

  13. Verapamil reverses PTH- or CRF-induced abnormal fatty acid oxidation in muscle

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    Perna, A.F.; Smogorzewski, M.; Massry, S.G.

    1988-12-01

    Chronic renal failure (CRF) is associated with impaired long chain fatty acids (LCFA) oxidation by skeletal muscle mitochondria. This is due to reduced activity of carnitine palmitoyl transferase (CPT). These derangements were attributed to the secondary hyperparathyroidism of CRF, since prior parathyroidectomy in CRF rats reversed these abnormalities and PTH administration to normal rats reproduced them. It was proposed that these effects of PTH are mediated by its ionophoric property leading to increased entry of calcium into skeletal muscle. A calcium channel blocker may, therefore, correct these derangements. The present study examined the effects of verapamil on LCFA oxidation, CPT activity by skeletal muscle mitochondria, and /sup 45/Ca uptake by skeletal muscle obtained from CRF rats and normal animals treated with PTH with and without verapamil. Both four days of PTH administration and 21 days of CRF produced significant (P less than 0.01) reduction in LCFA oxidation and CPT activity of skeletal muscle mitochondria, and significant (P less than 0.01) increment in /sup 45/Ca uptake by skeletal muscle. Simultaneous treatment with verapamil corrected all these derangements. Administration of verapamil alone to normal rats did not cause a significant change in any of these parameters. The data are consistent with the proposition that the alterations in LCFA in CRF or after PTH treatment are related to the ionophoric action of the hormone and could be reversed by a calcium channel blocker.

  14. Primary hyperparathyroidism: how many cases are being missed?

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    Shapey, IM; Jaunoo, SS; Hanson, C; Jaunoo, SR; Thrush, S; Munro, A

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common condition (250 per million population per year) with significant associated morbidity and mortality.1 Surgery is the only curative option for PHPT; results from medical treatment remain disappointing.2 The aim of this study was to evaluate the referral patterns of patients with PHPT and identify the number of missed cases with a biochemical diagnosis of PHPT. MATERIALS AND METHODS All chemistries for Worcestershire were performed and analysed at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Patients with chronic renal failure were identified and excluded. Routes of patient referral were identified and missed cases documented. General practitioners (GPs) were contacted by letter for all patients not referred or treated. Outcomes of diagnosis and specialist assessment were recorded. RESULTS A total of 102 cases of PHPT were identified: 64 (62.7%) remained untreated and without a specialist referral in place, 36 (35.3%) had undergone parathyroidectomy and 2 (2.0%) were being monitored. The GP response rate was 90% (46/51). Of these, 30 (65%) were subsequently referred, 9 (20%) underwent repeat tests with a view to referral and 7 (15%) were lost to follow up. CONCLUSIONS A significant proportion of patients with PHPT remain in the community untreated and having not seen a specialist. All patients should be referred to a specialist for assessment and consideration of surgical treatment and follow-up. Improvements in GP education and referral systems are required if patients are to benefit. PMID:21944795

  15. [Higher dialysate calcium is not associated with mortality in hemodialysis patients: results from the French ARNOS study].

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    Jean, Guillaume; Lataillade, Dominique; Genet, Leslie; Legrand, Eric; Kuentz, François; Moreau-Gaudry, Xavier; Fouque, Denis

    2013-04-01

    Finding the optimal dialysate calcium (DCa) in haemodialysis (HD) patients remains a therapeutic challenge. Besides, the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Pattern Study (DOPPS) has reported a greater mortality rate using higher DCa doses. The objective was to assess the impact of DCa prescription on survival. Baseline DCa prescriptions were recorded using a cross-sectional analysis of HD patients from the regional ARNOS French cohort. A prospective 42-month survival analysis study was performed. In July 2005, 1294 HD patients were included in this study. DCa at doses of 1.25, 1.5, and 1.75 mmol/L was prescribed in 13.6%, 74.1%, and 12.3% patients, respectively. Using a Cox proportional model adjusted for several parameters, DCa was found to be not significantly associated with survival. Patients receiving 1.75 mmol/L DCa were more frequently treated with online haemodiafiltration, cinacalcet, and shorter dialysis sessions; they had a more frequent history of parathyroidectomy and lower calcium levels. The DCa prescription remained stable after 12 months in 80% of cases. This is an observational study; therefore, only baseline data were recorded for analysis. Higher DCa concentration is not associated with mortality, in contrast to the findings by DOPPS. Prescribing DCa on an individual basis according to various mineral metabolism parameters and treatments appears to be safe irrespective of the DCa dosage. Copyright © 2012 Association Société de néphrologie. Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

  16. [Thoracoscopic resection of mediastinal hypersecretant parathyroid gland].

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    Gramática, Luis; Mercado Luna, Andrés; Verasay, Guillermo; Brizuela, Adrián; Gramática, Luis

    2004-01-01

    In general experienced hands, the inferior parathyroid glands, localized in the thymus or low extrathymus are the main cause or surgical therapeutic failure. When they could not be approached through cervicotomy, or when they were diagnosed after surgery the sternotomy or the angiographic ablation were chosen as treatment. The limited number of thoracoscopic approach whit good results published so far, moved us to use this method. Patient of 49 years with a 7 year secondary hiperprathyroidism due to CRI. After a sub total parathyroidectomy with bilateral thimectomy, the patient did not present clinical or laboratory improvement. Through a thoracic centellogram sixth MIBI, NMR and CAT, a tumor in the middle mediastinum was fond. The mediastinal structures have been easily identified through a left thoracoscopic approach. At the level of the aortopulmonary window, a tumoral mass is located and, with a simple dissection, et is easily extracted in bag. The biopsy through freezing confirms the parathyroid etiology of the gland. Clinical and laboratory evolution has been favorable, with hospital discharged at the 3 day, and being asymptomatic after two years. The hipersecretant parathyroid glands, located in middle mediastinum, that can not be approach through cervicotomy, can be successfully approach through thoracoscopic technique.

  17. Optimising calcium monitoring post thyroid and parathyroid surgery

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    Rayner, Eleanor; Williams, Nerida; Dunn, Julie

    2014-01-01

    There is a risk of hypocalcaemia following total thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy surgery, with the nadir being two to five days post operatively.[1] This project examined and improved the post-operative monitoring of serum calcium in patients undergoing these procedures at the Royal Devon and Exeter (RD&E) Hospital over a ten month period in 2013. A retrospective audit was undertaken, identifying whether serum calcium was monitored according to guideline; ie measured within the first 24 hours of surgery and daily thereafter until the patient was normocalcaemic.[2–3] The audit showed an overall compliance in 79% (n = 34) of cases. Of the non-compliant cases (n=9), seven also suffered hypocalcaemia. The current process was mapped by a flow chart and used as a basis for discussing experiences and identifying areas for improvement. Interventions implemented included a patient leaflet, a process flow chart displayed in the team office and in the weekend handover book, standard text for use in discharge summaries describing the process to GPs, the issuing of prescriptions or actual supplements for patients felt to be at high risk of hypocalcaemia, and finally education to the wider surgical junior doctor team. Percentage compliance with guidelines was compared before and after intervention with a re-audit undertaken in April 2014. Significant improvement was shown, with 100% of re-audit cases compliant (n=41), and all seven cases of hypocalcaemia were managed in full compliance with guideline. PMID:26732097

  18. Serotonin syndrome following methylene blue administration during cardiothoracic surgery.

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    Smith, Christina J; Wang, Dorothy; Sgambelluri, Anna; Kramer, Robert S; Gagnon, David J

    2015-04-01

    Despite its favorable safety profile, there have been reports of methylene blue-induced encephalopathy and serotonin syndrome in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy. We report a case of serotonin syndrome following methylene blue administration in a cardiothoracic surgery patient. A 59-year-old woman taking preoperative venlafaxine and trazodone was given a single dose of 2 mg/kg methylene blue (167 mg) during a planned coronary artery bypass and mitral valve repair. Postoperatively, she was febrile to 38.7°C and developed full-body tremors, rhythmic twitching of the perioral muscles, slow conjugate roving eye movements, and spontaneous movements of the upper extremities. Electroencephalography revealed generalized diffuse slowing consistent with toxic encephalopathy, and a computed tomography scan showed no acute process. The patient's symptoms were most consistent with a methylene blue-induced serotonin syndrome. Her motor symptoms resolved within 48 hours and she was eventually discharged home. Only 2 cases of methylene blue-induced serotonin syndrome during cardiothoracic surgery have been described in the literature, with this report representing the third case. Methylene blue and its metabolite, azure B, are potent, reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A which is responsible for serotonin metabolism. Concomitant administration of methylene blue with serotonin-modulating agents may precipitate serotonin syndrome. © The Author(s) 2015.

  19. Central laboratory versus point of care testing in intraoperative monitoring of parathyroid hormone levels: cost comparison.

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    O'Connell, Daniel A; Seikaly, Hadi; Harris, Jeffrey R

    2008-02-01

    To examine the cost of central laboratory-based intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) during parathyroid surgery compared with a point of care-based PTH testing system. Based on a retrospective analysis of intraoperative PTH testing in 50 parathyroid surgeries, a cost comparison between the current testing system at a university-affiliated tertiary care facility (Elecsys 1010, Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland) and a theoretical model using the QuiCK-intraoperative intact PTH system (Nichols Institute Diagnostics, San Juan Capistrano, CA) was generated. The cost per surgery of central laboratory-based PTH testing was $129.15 compared with $550.98 for the point of care-based system. Costs were calculated accounting for the purchase price of equipment, cost of reagents and processing, and laboratory technician time. This is the first cost comparison study using a Canadian-based health care model for point of care versus central laboratory PTH testing and adds to a very limited number of cost comparison studies on this topic. This study provides evidence that in the setting of a tertiary care facility that has on-site laboratory facilities with dedicated staff, central laboratory-based PTH assays provide an efficient and cost-effective way of monitoring PTH levels during parathyroidectomy surgery.

  20. Endocrine surgery in present-day academia.

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    Kuo, Jennifer H; Pasieka, Janice L; Parrack, Kevin M; Chabot, John A; Lee, James A

    2014-12-01

    Endocrine surgery is a specialty that is evolving constantly. In this study, we sought to delineate the practice patterns of surgeons taking care of endocrine diseases in present-day academic centers. A review of the Faculty Practice Solutions Center database was conducted for the years 2005, 2009, and 2013. Practice patterns were determined by International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision and Current Procedural Terminology codes, and analyzed for practice composition, regional variability, and volume of endocrine operations. Of 97 national academic centers, 52 were identified to have 120 practicing American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) surgeons in the study. On average, endocrine operations comprise ∼65% of the AAES surgeon's practice, and 51% are considered high-volume surgeons for thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, and adrenalectomy. Most non-AAES surgeons who perform endocrine operations are otolaryngologists (24.5%) and other general surgeons (18.5%). Overall, non-AAES surgeons perform the majority of endocrine operations at academic institutions (61.6%), and low-volume surgeons perform most of these operations (55.6%). Research has shown that high-volume surgeons have improved outcomes. Even in academia, however, the majority of endocrine operations are performed by low-volume surgeons, suggesting that there is an opportunity for expanding the number of surgeons with expertise in endocrine surgery in present-day academic centers. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Lithium-associated primary hyperparathyroidism complicated by nephrogenic diabetes insipidus.

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    Aksakal, Nihat; Erçetin, Candaş; Özçınar, Beyza; Aral, Ferihan; Erbil, Yeşim

    2015-01-01

    Lithium-associated hyperparathyroidism is the leading cause of hypercalcemia in lithium-treated patients. Lithium may lead to exacerbation of pre-existing primary hyperparathyroidism or cause an increased set-point of calcium for parathyroid hormone suppression, leading to parathyroid hyperplasia. Lithium may cause renal tubular concentration defects directly by the development of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus or indirectly by the effects of hypercalcemia. In this study, we present a female patient on long-term lithium treatment who was evaluated for hypercalcemia. Preoperative imaging studies indicated parathyroid adenoma and multinodular goiter. Parathyroidectomy and thyroidectomy were planned. During the postoperative course, prolonged intubation was necessary because of agitation and delirium. During this period, polyuria, severe dehydration, and hypernatremia developed, which responded to controlled hypotonic fluid infusions and was unresponsive to parenteral desmopressin. A diagnosis of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus was apparent. A parathyroid adenoma and multifocal papillary thyroid cancer were detected on histopathological examination. It was thought that nephrogenic diabetes insipidus was masked by hypercalcemia preoperatively. A patient on lithium treatment should be carefully followed up during or after surgery to prevent life-threatening complications of previously unrecognized nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, and the possibility of renal concentrating defects on long-term lithium use should be sought, particularly in patients with impaired consciousness.

  2. Potential utility of cinacalcet as a treatment for CDC73-related primary hyperparathyroidism: a case report.

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    Sato, Takeshi; Muroya, Koji; Hanakawa, Junko; Yamashita, Sumimasa; Nozawa, Kumiko; Masudo, Katsuhiko; Yamakawa, Tadashi; Asakura, Yumi; Hasegawa, Tomonobu; Adachi, Masanori

    2016-07-01

    We report a Japanese pedigree with familial primary hyperparathyroidism due to a CDC73 mutation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of cinacalcet as a treatment for CDC73-related primary hyperparathyroidism. The proband had severe psychomotor retardation and received laryngotracheal separation surgery. At 19 yr of age, he developed acute pancreatitis. Hypercalcemia (12.2-13.8 mg/dL), elevated levels of intact PTH (86-160 pg/mL), and a tumor detected upon neck ultrasonography led to the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism. Family history and biochemical examinations revealed that three family members (the proband's mother, elder brother, and maternal grandfather) had primary hyperparathyroidism. We identified a novel heterozygous mutation, c.240delT, p.Glu81Lysfs*28, in the CDC73 gene in three affected family members, excluding the proband's elder brother who refused genetic testing. Parathyroidectomy for the proband was considered as high-risk, because the tumor was located close to the tracheostomy orifice. After receiving approval from the institutional review board and obtaining the consent, we initiated cinacalcet treatment. At 22 yr of age, treatment with 100 mg of cinacalcet maintained serum calcium levels below 11.0 mg/dL with no apparent side effects. Our report presents the potential efficacy of cinacalcet as a treatment for CDC73-related primary hyperparathyroidism, in particularly inoperative cases.

  3. The use of cinacalcet in pregnancy to treat a complex case of parathyroid carcinoma

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    Bailey, M; Chahal, H; Raja, O; Bhat, R; Gayle, C; Grossman, A B; Druce, M R

    2014-01-01

    Summary We present the case of a patient with metastatic parathyroid carcinoma whose hypercalcaemia was medically managed through two pregnancies. The diagnosis was made when the patient presented with chronic knee pain and radiological findings consistent with a brown tumour, at the age of 30. Her corrected calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels were significantly elevated. Following localisation studies, a right parathyroidectomy was performed with histology revealing parathyroid carcinoma, adherent to thyroid tissue. Aged 33, following biochemical recurrence of disease, the patient underwent a second operation. A subsequent CT and FDG–PET revealed bibasal pulmonary metastases. Aged 35, the patient was referred to our unit for treatment of persistent hypercalcaemia. The focus of treatment at this time was debulking metastatic disease using radiofrequency ablation. Despite advice to the contrary, the patient conceived twice while taking cinacalcet. Even though there are limited available data regarding the use of cinacalcet in pregnancy, both pregnancies continued to term with the delivery of healthy infants, using intensive medical management for persistent hypercalcaemia. Learning points Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism.Hypercalcaemia during pregnancy can result in significant complications for both the mother and the foetus.The use of high-dose cinacalcet in pregnancy has been shown, in this case, to aid in the management of resistant hypercalcaemia without teratogenicity. PMID:25298882

  4. Long-Term Cinacalcet HCl Treatment Improved Bone Metabolism in Japanese Hemodialysis Patients with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

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    Shigematsu, Takashi; Akizawa, Tadao; Uchida, Eiji; Tsukamoto, Yusuke; Iwasaki, Manabu; Koshikawa, Shouzo

    2009-01-01

    Background/Aims Few clinical trials conducted with cinacalcet have thoroughly addressed its effects of on bone metabolism. We assessed the effects of cinacalcet on bone markers in Japanese hemodialysis (HD) patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). Methods 200 Japanese HD patients with intact PTH (iPTH) levels ≥300 pg/ml were enrolled. The dose of cinacalcet was titrated from 25 up to 100 mg/day to achieve iPTH levels ≤250 pg/ml for 52 weeks. Results At the end of the study visit, 57.8% of patients (115/199) had achieved iPTH levels ≤250 pg/ml. Serum Ca, phosphorus (P) and Ca × P levels decreased rapidly and were maintained throughout the study. At week 52, all bone metabolic markers levels had decreased significantly from baseline. Although bone resorption markers gradually decreased throughout the study period, bone alkaline phosphatase significantly increased during the first 4 weeks and then gradually decreased. Conclusions The time courses of changes in bone markers after cinacalcet treatment resembled those observed after surgical parathyroidectomy (PTx), sometimes described as the hungry bone syndrome, indicating that cinacalcet treatment induces a rapid recovery in bone response to calcium. In addition, long-term efficacy and safety of cinacalcet were also observed in Japanese patients undertaking long-term hemodialysis (167.0 ± 81.4 months). PMID:18797166

  5. Successful cinacalcet treatment of refractory secondary hyperparathyroidism due to multiple lung parathyroid adenomas

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    Sugi, Orie; Kimata, Naoki; Miwa, Naoko; Otsubo, Shigeru; Nitta, Kosaku; Akiba, Takashi

    2010-01-01

    We describe a 56-year-old woman who presented with end-stage renal disease due to pregnancy-induced hypertension and secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT). She had started hemodialysis and underwent a subtotal parathyroidectomy (PTx). However, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels increased gradually. Eventually, she underwent a second PTx. However, therapy failed to significantly decrease iPTH levels. A third PTx was performed, but no pathological parathyroid tissue was found. Computed tomography scan indicated the presence of multiple ectopic lung nodules and 26 nodules were surgically removed from the left lung. Despite surgical treatment, iPTH levels remained high. Additional maxacalcitol failed to decrease iPTH levels, cinacalcet was then started. iPTH levels decreased and the cinacalcet dose could be reduced to maintenance doses of 60 mg/day. Throughout the 1.6 years of treatment, serum iPTH, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP) were normalized. As a consequence, bone pain gradually disappeared. Bone mineral density (BMD) was improved by administration of cinacalcet. In conclusion, cinacalcet was effective in this patient with refractory and inoperable sHPT. In addition, it improves their BMD and relieves bone pain. PMID:25984040

  6. CINACALCET IMPROVES BONE DENSITY IN POST KIDNEY TRANSPLANT HYPERPARATHYROIDISM

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    Cho, ME; Duan, Z; Chamberlain, CE; Reynolds, JC; Ring, MS; Wright, EC; Mannon, RB

    2010-01-01

    The recent availability of cinacalcet has provided a possible alternative to parathyroidectomy in kidney transplant patients with persistent hyperparathyroidism, but its effect on bone mass density (BMD) is unknown. From our database containing 163 kidney transplants performed at our center from 1999-2007, we compared recipients who received cinacalcet for persistent hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism following renal tx (n=8; CIN) with up to 2 other post tx patients matched for age, sex, race, and graft function (n=15; CON). The outcome of the study was BMD changes from baseline to 12, 24, and 36 months post renal tx. Repeated Measures Mixed model was used to assess the difference of BMD change between two groups. Cinacalcet therapy was started at a median of 9 months (range; 1, 24 months) post tx with a mean dose 56±29 mg/d (mean duration; 1.6 years, range; 1, 2.1). Cinacalcet therapy was associated with significant reduction of serum calcium compared to control. Cinacalcet therapy was associated with greater BMD increase at the hip over the 36-month post transplant period. Cinacalcet was well tolerated. Our results suggest that cinacalcet may have a small but favorable effect on bone density following kidney transplantation. PMID:21094814

  7. Failed Switching off in the MIBI-Parathyroid Scintigraphy in a Dialyzed Patient with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Responsive to Cinacalcet Therapy

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    Bolasco, Piergiorgio; Serra, Alessandra; Loi, Maurizio; Galfré, Andrea; Piga, Mario

    2010-01-01

    The aims of your case report is to show the predictivity of 99mTc-sestamibi (MIBI) scintigraphy and doppler ultrasound imaging on secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in a patient responsive to calcimimetic treatment. Moreover, it has been reported that calcimimetic has great potential in reducing the volume of the parathyroid gland. On the other hand, the MIBI scintigraphy is considered a crucial diagnostic procedure to monitor the response to therapy in terms of turnover and cellular metabolism; whereas, ultrasound to monitor the volume variation in response to treatment. It is described the case of a 73-year-old man on hemodialysis from 1995 for ESRD. Within 2 years the patient gradually developed SHPT with progressively increased iPTH up to 1,000 ρg/ml. The ultrasound, highlighted the presence of two parathyroid hyperplasia, confirmed by scintigraphy, showing focal increase uptake of sestamibi in the same anatomical areas. As a result of the patient's refusal to perform a parathyroidectomy, cinacalcet, was administered (65 mg overage daily dose). After a year of treatment, there was a striking decrease of iPTH (from 1300 to 57 ρg/ml, −95%); but, on the contrary to expectations, this positive metabolic outcome, was not followed by parathyroid changes in ultrasound and scintigraphic findings. PMID:20652073

  8. The effects of discontinuing cinacalcet at the time of kidney transplantation

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    Jadoul, Michel; Baños, Ana; Zani, Valter J.; Hercz, Gavril

    2010-01-01

    Background. The calcimimetic, cinacalcet, is approved for treating secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. Biochemical profiles and clinical outcomes in patients discontinuing cinacalcet at kidney transplantation have not been previously described. Methods. We performed a retrospective observational study evaluating post-transplant biochemical profiles and clinical outcomes in patients who had enrolled in phase 2 or 3 randomized, placebo-controlled studies of cinacalcet before receiving a kidney transplant. Results. The study included 28 former cinacalcet and 10 former placebo patients. Post-kidney transplant, there were no obvious differences between the two groups in levels of serum intact parathyroid hormone, calcium or phosphorus. One patient in each group underwent post-transplant parathyroidectomy. Kidney transplant failure was apparent in one former cinacalcet-treated patient (4%) and three former placebo patients (30%). The duration of hospitalization (mean ± standard error) immediately post-transplant in these two groups was 2.3 ± 0.3 and 3.4 ± 0.8 weeks, respectively. Conclusions. Using cinacalcet to treat SHPT in patients with CKD awaiting kidney transplantation does not appear to modify SHPT-related post-transplant biochemical profiles, or clinical outcomes, compared with placebo. PMID:20090879

  9. Comparative Proteome Analysis of hAT-MSCs Isolated from Chronic Renal Failure Patients with Differences in Their Bone Turnover Status

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    Akpinar, Gurler; Tuncay, Mehmet; Aksoy, Ayça; Karaoz, Erdal

    2015-01-01

    The relationship between the stem cells and the bone turnover in uremic bone disease due to chronic renal failure (CRF) is not described. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of bone turnover status on stem cell properties. To search for the presence of such link and shed some light on stem-cell relevant mechanisms of bone turnover, we carried out a study with mesenchymal stem cells. Tissue biopsies were taken from the abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue of a CRF patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism with the high turnover bone disease. This patient underwent parathyroidectomy operation (PTX) and another sample was taken from this patient after PTX. A CRF patient with adynamic bone disease with low turnover and a healthy control were also included. Mesenchymal stem cells isolated from the subjects were analyzed using proteomic and molecular approaches. Except ALP activity, the bone turnover status did not affect common stem cell properties. However, detailed proteome analysis revealed the presence of regulated protein spots. A total of 32 protein spots were identified following 2D gel electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF/TOF analyzes. The identified proteins were classified into seven distinct groups and their potential relationship to bone turnover were discussed. Distinct protein expression patterns emerged in relation to the bone turnover status indicate a possible link between the stem cells and bone turnover in uremic bone disease due to CRF. PMID:26575497

  10. Sleeping Parathyroid Tumor: Rapid Hyperfunction after Removal of the Dominant Tumor

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    Simonds, William F.; Weinstein, Lee S.; Collins, Michael T.; Kebebew, Electron; Nilubol, Naris; Phan, Giao Q.; Libutti, Steven K.; Remaley, Alan T.; Van Deventer, Manuel; Marx, Stephen J.

    2012-01-01

    Context: Due to frequent multiplicity of tumors in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, it may be difficult to decide when to stop a parathyroid exploration. A fall of intraoperative serum PTH by a certain percentage during parathyroid surgery is often used as one criterion for ending the operation. Results: We report two patients with primary hyperparathyroidism due to multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 who had their first parathyroidectomy at the National Institutes of Health. In both cases, two and a half glands were removed, an extensive search was done for an occult parathyroid tumor, and intraoperative PTH decreased markedly to the lower limits of normal, suggesting a successful operation. Despite this, both patients became hypercalcemic within 3 d after the operation and showed persistent primary hyperparathyroidism. Detailed findings suggest the following course: chronic hypercalcemia had caused near total suppression of PTH secretion by an undiscovered parathyroid tumor (sleeping parathyroid tumor). When the hypercalcemia decreased after surgery due to the removal of the dominant parathyroid tumor(s), the abnormal yet previously suppressed tumor rapidly began to oversecrete PTH and thus caused postoperative hypercalcemia. Conclusions: Even a fall of the intraoperative PTH to the lower limits of the normal range cannot guarantee that removal of all parathyroid tumors has been complete in cases with multiple tumors. These findings likely reflect strikingly differing PTH secretory functions among distinct tumors in the same patient, with hypercalcemia at least from a dominant tumor suppressing PTH secretion by one or more other parathyroid tumors. PMID:22508712

  11. A case of multiple brown tumors with primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Mori, Hiroko; Okada, Yosuke; Arao, Tadashi; Shimaziri, Shohei; Tanaka, Yoshiya

    2013-01-01

    We report a case of large multiple brown tumors in a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism. A 52-year-old woman suffered from pain in the ribs and developed left facial swelling and deformity. CT showed a large destructive osteolytic lesion in the left maxillary sinus. Biopsy showed a lesion with newly formed bone tissue, diffuse giant cells and deposits of hemosiderin. In addition, similar lesions were also observed in the ribs, iliac bones and pelvis. The laboratory data showed hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism. Cervical echo and (201)Tl-(99m)TcO(4-) scintigraphy demonstrated a right lower swollen parathyroid adenoma. The diagnosis was multiple brown tumors with primary hyperparathyroidism and parathyroidectomy was performed. Follow-up CT showed marked decreases in the size of osteolytic lesions with calcification in the brown tumors compared to pre-treatment findings. These changes were associated with marked improvement in pain and facial deformity. We described a rare case of multiple brown tumors appeared in the maxilla associated with primary hyperparathyroidism.

  12. Primary hyperparathyroidism

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    Bilezikian, John P; Cusano, Natalie E.; Khan, Aliya A.; Liu, Jian-Min; Marcocci, Claudio; Bandeira, Francisco

    2017-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common disorder in which parathyroid hormone (PTH) is excessively secreted from one or more of the four parathyroid glands. A single benign parathyroid adenoma is the cause in most people. However, multiglandular disease is not rare and is typically seen in familial PHPT syndromes. The genetics of PHPT is usually monoclonal when a single gland is involved and polyclonal when multiglandular disease is present. The genes that have been implicated in PHPT include proto-oncogenes and tumour-suppressor genes. Hypercalcaemia is the biochemical hallmark of PHPT. Usually, the concentration of PTH is frankly increased but can remain within the normal range, which is abnormal in the setting of hypercalcaemia. Normocalcaemic PHPT, a variant in which the serum calcium level is persistently normal but PTH levels are increased in the absence of an obvious inciting stimulus, is now recognized. The clinical presentation of PHPT varies from asymptomatic disease (seen in countries where biochemical screening is routine) to classic symptomatic disease in which renal and/or skeletal complications are observed. Management guidelines have recently been revised to help the clinician to decide on the merits of a parathyroidectomy or a non-surgical course. This Primer covers these areas with particular attention to the epidemiology, clinical presentations, genetics, evaluation and guidelines for the management of PHPT. PMID:27194212

  13. Intrathyroidal parathyroid glands: small, but mighty (a Napoleon phenomenon).

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    Mazeh, Haggi; Kouniavsky, Guennadi; Schneider, David F; Makris, Konstantinos I; Sippel, Rebecca S; Dackiw, Alan P B; Chen, Herbert; Zeiger, Martha A

    2012-12-01

    Intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas (ITPAs) are a rare entity. The aim of this study is to describe the experience of 2 endocrine surgery centers and to distinguish characteristics of intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma and nonintrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas. We included patients who had undergone operations for primary hyperparathyroidism who had intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas. Patients with single intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas were also compared to age- and sex-matched controls with nonintrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas. Of 4,868 patients who underwent parathyroidectomy between January 2002 and June 2011, we identified 53 (1%) patients with intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma. Sestamibi and ultrasound scans correctly identified the adenoma in 35 (70%) and 11 (61%) cases, respectively. Single adenomas were identified in 44 (83%) patients, double adenomas in 4 (8%) patients, and hyperplasia in 5 (9%) patients. Lobectomy was performed in 17 (32%) patients; enucleation was used in 36 (68%) patients. Cure was achieved in all patients and no patients experienced a recurrence. Patients with single intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas had significantly smaller glands than patients with nonintrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas (325 ± 47 vs 772 ± 61 mg; P < .0001); however, no significant difference was identified between the groups with regard to demographics, symptoms, preoperative laboratory values, or outcomes. Single intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas are smaller than nonintrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas, but patients with intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas present with similar laboratory values and symptoms. Recognition of this rare entity can lead to a successful surgical outcome. Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of ultrasonographic three-dimensional parathyroid volume measurement in a patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism: a comparison with the two-dimensional conventional method

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    2017-01-01

    Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy and reliability of the semi-automated ultrasonographic volume measurement tool, virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL), for measuring the volume of parathyroid glands. Methods Volume measurements for 40 parathyroid glands were performed in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism caused by chronic renal failure. The volume of the parathyroid glands was measured twice by experienced radiologists by two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) methods using conventional sonograms and the VOCAL with 30°angle increments before parathyroidectomy. The specimen volume was also measured postoperatively. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) and the absolute percentage error were used for estimating the reproducibility and accuracy of the two different methods. Results The ICC value between two measurements of the 2D method and the 3D method was 0.956 and 0.999, respectively. The mean absolute percentage error of the 2D method and the 3D VOCAL technique was 29.56% and 5.78%, respectively. For accuracy and reliability, the plots of the 3D method showed a more compact distribution than those of the 2D method on the Bland-Altman graph. Conclusion The rotational VOCAL method for measuring the parathyroid gland is more accurate and reliable than the conventional 2D measurement. This VOCAL method could be used as a more reliable follow-up imaging modality in a patient with hyperparathyroidism. PMID:27457337

  15. The effect of aminoacetonitrile on calcium metabolism and bone in the rat.

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    Kemm, J R

    1976-01-01

    1. The effect of the osteolathyrogen aminoacetonitrile (AAN) on plasma calcium, phosphate and alkaline phosphatase, on bone, on growth rates, on absorption of calcium and phosphate in the gut and on their urinary excretion, has been examined in rats. 2. AAN caused a general deterioration in the health of the rat and reduced its rate of growth. 3. AAN reduced plasma calcium and increased plasma alkaline phosphatase but did not affect plasma phosphate. 4. AAN caused obvious deformity of the long bones with large exostoses. The femurs of the lathyritic rats had an increased fat-free weight and increased fat-free weight to ash weight ratio. 5. AAN increased true and apparent absorption of calcium but did not consistently affect urinary excretion of phosphate or apparent absorption of phosphate. 6. AAN did not produce a significant reduction in the plasma calcium of parathyroidectomized or thyroparathyroidectomized rats. 7. Absorption of calcium from ligated jejunal loops was increased in AAN-treated parathyroidectomized rats. 8. In some experiments parathyroidectomy or thyroparathyroidectomy protected the bones from the effect of AAN. Images Plate 1 Plate 2 Plate 3 PMID:994026

  16. Calcification of the external carotid arteries and their branches

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    MacDonald, D S; Zhang, L; Gu, Y

    2012-01-01

    This patient had longstanding hypercalcaemia and hyperphosphataemia owing to chronic renal disease, then finally failure, inducing tertiary hyperparathyroidism. He also had long histories of diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia. He then reported a painful expansile swelling of the anterior mandible which was diagnosed as a “brown tumour”. Subsequent review of the CT data set by an oral and maxillofacial radiologist revealed two patterns of calcification of the carotid arteries. A pipestem pattern was observed bilaterally along almost the entire lengths of the external carotid artery, a muscular artery, and its branches whereas plaque-like calcification was observed in the common and internal carotid arteries (elastic arteries). The pipestem pattern, hitherto an unreported feature affecting the external carotid artery, may represent a metastatic calcified deposit owing to hypercalcaemia and hyperphosphataemia in the tunica media of muscular arteries, resulting in arteriosclerosis, which maintains a patent lumen. The plaque-like pattern is representative of lumen-occluding calcified atherosclerosis associated with the long histories of diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia. As this patient did not have any symptoms and/or signs of myofacial pain, facial dysfunction or numbness, the calcification of his external carotid arteries and branches were considered as arteriosclerosis. The brown tumour responded to the parathyroidectomy and the renal transplant. PMID:22241884

  17. Calcification of the external carotid arteries and their branches.

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    Macdonald, D S; Zhang, L; Gu, Y

    2012-10-01

    This patient had longstanding hypercalcaemia and hyperphosphataemia owing to chronic renal disease, then finally failure, inducing tertiary hyperparathyroidism. He also had long histories of diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia. He then reported a painful expansile swelling of the anterior mandible which was diagnosed as a "brown tumour". Subsequent review of the CT data set by an oral and maxillofacial radiologist revealed two patterns of calcification of the carotid arteries. A pipestem pattern was observed bilaterally along almost the entire lengths of the external carotid artery, a muscular artery, and its branches whereas plaque-like calcification was observed in the common and internal carotid arteries (elastic arteries). The pipestem pattern, hitherto an unreported feature affecting the external carotid artery, may represent a metastatic calcified deposit owing to hypercalcaemia and hyperphosphataemia in the tunica media of muscular arteries, resulting in arteriosclerosis, which maintains a patent lumen. The plaque-like pattern is representative of lumen-occluding calcified atherosclerosis associated with the long histories of diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia. As this patient did not have any symptoms and/or signs of myofacial pain, facial dysfunction or numbness, the calcification of his external carotid arteries and branches were considered as arteriosclerosis. The brown tumour responded to the parathyroidectomy and the renal transplant.

  18. Comparison of imaging methods for diagnosing enlarged parathyroid glands in chronic renal failure

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    Takagi, H.; Tominaga, Y.; Uchida, K.; Yamada, N.; Kano, T.; Kawai, M.; Morimoto, T.

    1985-07-01

    Three noninvasive imaging methods, CT, scintigraphy with /sup 201/TlCl and /sup 99m/TcO4-, and ultrasonography, were performed on 36 patients with chronic renal failure and secondary hyperparathyroidism. The patients subsequently underwent total parathyroidectomy and parathyroid autograft. The detection rates of the three methods for the 143 excised parathyroid glands were compared according to gland weight and location. Computed tomography detected 53.8% of all glands and 77.6% of 76 glands weighing more than 500 mg. Scintigraphy detected 51.0% of all glands and 77.6% of glands heavier than 500 mg. Ultrasonography detected 42.7% of all glands and 65.8% of glands heavier than 500 mg. The detection rate of upper glands was best with CT (53.5 and 87.9%): that of lower glands was best with scintigraphy (62.0 and 78.6%). Although the combination of the three methods diagnosed 66.4% of all glands and 89.5% of glands heavier than 500 mg, CT and scintigraphy, the best two combinations, visualized 64.3 and 88.2%.

  19. The parathyroid glands in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b.

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    Carney, J. A.; Roth, S. I.; Heath, H.; Sizemore, G. W.; Hayles, A. B.

    1980-01-01

    The histologic features of 21 parathyroid glands obtained from 16 Mayo Clinic patients aged 2 to 52 years who had multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b (MEN 2b) were evaluated. The findings were correlated with the patients' ages and with the serum concentrations of calcium (15 patients), phosphorus (14 patients), and immunoreactive parathyroid hormone (iPTH) (11 patients), and with the response of serum iPTH to calcium infusion (6 patients). We also studied the histologic features of 13 parathyroid glands obtained from 8 patients not seen at the Mayo Clinic with MEN 2b. The microscopic appearance of the glands was normal in patients under the age of 17; with increased age, the glands did not exhibit normal involution, and an appearance consistent with mild chief-cell hyperplasia was evident. This abnormality was not associated with clinical or laboratory manifestations of hyperparathyroidism. We presently believe that parathyroidectomy for the disorder is not justified. Images Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 PMID:7377288

  20. Growth hormone-releasing hormone-producing pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in a multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 family with an uncommon phenotype.

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    Sala, Elisa; Ferrante, Emanuele; Verrua, Elisa; Malchiodi, Elena; Mantovani, Giovanna; Filopanti, Marcello; Ferrero, Stefano; Pietrabissa, Andrea; Vanoli, Alessandro; La Rosa, Stefano; Zatelli, Maria C; Beck-Peccoz, Paolo; Verga, Uberta

    2013-07-01

    The objective of this study was to describe a multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) family characterized by primary hyperparathyroidism, in association with acromegaly because of ectopic growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) secretion by a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in a young man and with a bronchial carcinoid in his mother. We investigate the clinical, radiological imaging, histopathologic findings, and therapy. An 18-year-old man successfully underwent subtotal parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. A subsequent genetic analysis showed a MEN1 gene mutation. Three years later, acromegaly because of ectopic GHRH secretion was diagnosed (pituitary MRI negative and elevated GHRH levels). A search for an ectopic tumor was unsuccessful and somatostatin analog therapy was started. Successively, scintigraphy with somatostatin analogs (68-Ga-DOTATOC-PET) showed three focal areas in the pancreatic tail. Distal pancreatectomy showed multiple pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and hormonal status was normalized. Afterwards, the evaluation of the patient's mother, carrying the same mutation, indicated a primary hyperparathyroidism and a 4 cm lung mass. The patient underwent subtotal pneumonectomy and the histological analysis was consistent with the diagnosis of a typical bronchial carcinoid. In conclusion, an atypical phenotype may be recorded in MEN1 families, thus emphasizing the importance of the new imaging and surgical techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of such a rare disease.

  1. Primary hyperparathyroidism caused by enormous unilateral water-clear cell parathyroid hyperplasia.

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    Boutzios, Georgios; Sarlanis, Helen; Kolindou, Anna; Velidaki, Antigoni; Karatzas, Theodore

    2017-09-09

    Parathyroid water-clear cell hyperplasia (WCCH) and water-clear cell adenoma (WCCA) are rare causes of primary hyperparathyroidism. The frequency of WCCH seems to be less than 1% of all primary hyperplasia. We report a 53-year-old woman with a large unilateral water clear cell parathyroid hyperplasia associated with primary hyperparathyroidism and severe osteoporosis. Ultrasonography showed a 5.4 cm multilobulated hypoechoic well defined mass localized in the lower half of the left thyroid lobe. Technetium sestamibi scanning showed a persistent very large area of increased activity possibly corresponding to a left inferior double parathyroid adenoma. At surgery, two large merged lobulated parathyroid glands were removed from the left superior and inferior aspects of the adjacent thyroid extending to the sub-clavicular area. Histopathology showed polygonal hyperplastic vacuolated cells with abundant water clear cytoplasm. The lesion had lack of capsule or rim of parathyroid tissue and immunohistochemistry was positive for PTH staining. These findings were consistent with diffused water clear cell hyperplasia. After parathyroidectomy, iPTH and calcium levels dropped immediately. The clinical presentation of the patients with water clear cells parathyroid content and hyperparathyroidism is indistinguishable from that of the more common causes of primary hyperparathyroidism of adenoma or hyperplasia and the diagnosis is made only on pathological examination. In conclusion, the distinction of water clear cell hyperplasia from water clear cell adenoma can be challenging in many cases, although clinically significant as far as treatment and follow-up.

  2. [Prophylactic total thyroidectomy in childhood for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A: preliminary results].

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    Arts, C H; Bax, N M; Jansen, M; Lips, C J; Vroom, T M; van Vroonhoven, T J

    1999-01-09

    Evaluation of prophylactic total thyroidectomy in childhood in case of MEN2A gene carriership. Retrospective. Prophylactic thyroidectomy was performed in 14 MEN2A gene carriers (7 boys, 7 girls; median age 9.1 year (range: 4.8-14.7)), in June 1993-July 1997 at the department Pediatric Surgery of the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Median time between genetic investigation and operation was 5.5 months (range: 2-35). Lymph node dissection was not performed. The parathyroids were identified and left untouched as far as possible, autotransplantation was performed twice because of doubt about viability. Outpatient follow-up took place every 3-6 months. One patient (13.4 year) showed macroscopic, the other 13 microscopic multifocal medullary thyroid carcinoma, 11 bilateral and 3 unilateral. In 1 child (6.2 year) neuroinvasive growth existed already. Surgical sections were free of tumour. After the operation temporary hoarseness occurred once, temporary hypocalcaemia three times and permanent hypoparathyroidism twice; after autotransplantation no hypocalcaemia occurred. Median follow-up was 3.2 year (range: 1 month-4.0 year). Mild psychological problems were observed in 4 patients, psychiatric problems in 1. Prophylactic total thyroidectomy during the first decade is recommended. Additional lymph node dissection and total parathyroidectomy are unnecessary than. In order to prevent postoperative hypoparathyroidism, autotransplantation of at least one parathyroid is advisable.

  3. Diseases of the parathyroid gland in chronic kidney disease.

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    Komaba, Hirotaka; Kakuta, Takatoshi; Fukagawa, Masafumi

    2011-12-01

    During the past few years, remarkable advances have been made in the understanding and the management of parathyroid diseases in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). One of the important insights is the identification of fibroblastic growth factor 23, which has greatly reshaped our understanding of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). The recent introduction of calcimimetic cinacalcet hydrochloride has led to a major breakthrough in the management of SHPT. Recognition of circulating molecular forms of parathyroid hormone (PTH) is also a major milestone in the accurate assessment of parathyroid function in CKD. Primary hyperparathyroidism should also be considered in patients with CKD, because it can cause various renal manifestations and can also occur as a sporadic disease in these patients. Hypoparathyroidism is occasionally seen in dialysis patients in the setting of diabetes mellitus and malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome, as well as after parathyroidectomy for advanced SHPT. For patients with adynamic bone disease due to hypoparathyroidism and/or skeletal resistance to PTH, teriparatide, a PTH analog, may have potential for improving bone metabolism and reducing the risk of fracture. In this review, we summarize our current knowledge on diseases of the parathyroid gland in CKD patients, with a particular focus on recent work in the field.

  4. A correlation between decreased parathyroid α-Klotho and fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 expression with pathological category and parathyroid gland volume in dialysis patients.

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    Yan, Junfang; Jingbo, Chen; Wang, Deguang; Xie, Shengxue; Yuan, Liang; Zhong, Xing; Hao, Li

    2015-04-01

    The objective of this study was to investigate α-Klotho and fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) expression in hyperplastic parathyroid glands, as well as their role in the development of renal hyperparathyroidism. Hyperplastic parathyroid glands (n = 90) were obtained from 24 patients who received parathyroidectomy due to secondary renal hyperparathyroidism. Normal parathyroid tissue was obtained from glands (n = 6) that were inadvertently removed, in conjunction with thyroidectomy, from patients with thyroid carcinoma. The expression of α-Klotho and FGFR1 in the parathyroid tissue was detected using immunohistochemical staining. The expression of α-Klotho and FGFR1 was significantly reduced in the hyperplastic parathyroid tissue compared to that in the normal parathyroid tissue. The expression of α-Klotho decreased further with increasing parathyroid pathology. A significant positive correlation was observed between α-Klotho and FGFR1 (r = 0.38, P < 0.01). FGFR1 (r = -0.21, P < 0.05) and α-Klotho (r = -0.42, P < 0.01) were negatively correlated with the volume of the hyperplastic parathyroid tissue. The expression of α-Klotho and FGFR1 decreases in the parathyroid glands of dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism, and this decrease may play an important role in the pathogenesis of secondary renal hyperparathyroidism.

  5. Parathyroid-gland ultrasonography in clinical and therapeutic evaluation of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Vulpio, C; Bossola, M; Magalini, S C; Silvestri, P; Fadda, G; Ciliberti, M; D'Andrea, M L; Maresca, G

    2013-08-01

    This study evaluated the relationship between ultrasonographic (US) parameters of parathyroid glands (PTGs) in haemodialysis patients (HDP) and degree of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), therapeutic responsiveness and type of PTG hyperplasia (diffuse or nodular). In 85 HDP, we evaluated the following US parameters of all and of the largest PTGs: number, maximum longitudinal diameter (MLD), structural (hypoechoic, heterogeneous, nodular) and vascular (nonhypovascular, intermediate, hypervascular) echo-pattern scores. Sixty-nine HDP underwent medical therapy (vitamin D, 39; vitamin D/cinacalcet, 30) and 16 underwent parathyroidectomy. The 69 HDP were classified as responders [median intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) ≤300 pg/ml during follow-up) or nonresponders (iPTH >300 pg/ml). Number, MLD and structural and vascular echo patterns of PTGs were significantly correlated with iPTH and calcium concentrations. In the 41 (59%) responders, number (0-1), MLD (<10 mm) and structural and vascular scores (1-2) of the largest PTG were significantly lower than in nonresponders. Receiver operating curve (ROC) curve analysis showed high sensitivity and specificity (90% and 73%, respectively) of the MLD (<10mm) of the largest PTG in the predicting therapeutic outcome. US and histological MLD are significantly correlated and predict the type of hyperplasia. US parameters of PTGs are correlated to the degree of SHPT and type of hyperplasia and predict responsiveness to medical therapy.

  6. Successful Localization of Abnormal Parathyroid Gland Using Ultrasound-Guided Methylene Blue Dye Injection in the Reoperative Neck.

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    Haciyanli, Mehmet; Koruyucu, Melike Bedel; Erdoğan, Nezahat Karaca; Dere, Ozcan; Sarı, Erdem; Kumkumoğlu, Yusuf; Tavusbay, Cengiz; Kamer, Erdinc

    2015-12-01

    Persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism is a challenging problem for endocrine surgeons. The aim of this study was to review our experience using ultrasound-guided (US-G) methylene blue dye injection for the localization and removal of abnormal parathyroid glands in patients having primary hyperparathyroidism and previous neck surgery. Between January 2012 and May 2013, six consecutive patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and previous neck surgery underwent focused parathyroidectomy with the use of US-G methylene blue dye injections to localize the presumed parathyroid adenoma were included in the study. We analyzed the data of six patients who underwent reoperative parathyroid surgery using US-G methylene blue dye injection retrospectively. The dye injection was performed just prior to surgery. All patients were successfully treated for their hyperparathyroidism which was confirmed by at least 50 % drop in intraoperative parathormone level 10 min after resection. There were no complications related with US-G dye injection or with surgery. US-G methylene blue dye injection is a cheap, safe, and effective method for localization of diseased parathyroid glands and guiding surgery in the reoperative neck.

  7. Somatostatin analogues do not affect calcium metabolism in patients with acromegaly and primary hyperparathyroidism [corrected] due to MEN 1-like syndrome.

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    Bogazzi, F; Lombardi, M; Russo, D; Sardella, C; Raggi, F; Brogioni, S; Cetani, F; Ceccarelli, C; Mariani, G; Basolo, F; Martino, E

    2011-02-01

    Patients with clinical features of MEN 1 without mutations in the menin gene fulfill the criteria of MEN1-like syndrome. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) is the most frequent clinical finding in both syndromes and is usually treated by surgery. However, PHP has been reported to respond to somatostatin analogues (SSA) in MEN 1 patients. 7 patients with PHP in the context of MEN 1-like syndrome (and absence of mutations in the menin gene) were enrolled in the study and treated with SSA for 6 months for the non-PHP disease before parathyroidectomy. Serum ionized calcium, phosphorus, and PTH concentrations, and 24-h urinary calcium and phosphorus excretion were measured before and after SSA therapy. Mean serum ionized calcium, phosphorus, and PTH concentrations did not significantly change after a 6-month course with SSA. SSA scintigraphy did not reveal uptake in the neck region corresponding to the parathyroid adenoma identified at surgery and confirmed at histology. However, immunohistochemistry revealed SS-type 2A receptor in parathyroid tissue samples of 6 out of 7 patients. SSA therapy does not affect calcium-phosphorus metabolism in patients with MEN 1-like syndrome, suggesting that the drug has no role in controlling PHP in these subset of patients. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  8. Relationship between the dimension of parathyroid glands estimated by ultrasonography and the hyperplastic pattern in patients with renal hyperparathyroidism.

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    Matsuoka, Susumu; Tominaga, Yoshihiro; Sato, Tetsuhiko; Uno, Nobuaki; Hiramitu, Takahisa; Goto, Norihiko; Nagasaka, Takaharu; Uchida, Kazuharu

    2008-10-01

    In renal hyperparathyroidism (HPT), the parathyroid glands initially proliferate diffusely and polyclonally, and are then transformed to monoclonal nodular hyperplasia with aggressive growth potential. In this study we evaluated the relationship between the maximal dimension of parathyroid glands estimated by ultrasonography (US) and the hyperplastic pattern of parathyroid glands in patients with renal HPT. Between October 1999 and December 2006, 141 patients who underwent total parathyroidectomy (PTx) with forearm autograft in our department were enrolled in this study. In these patients 308 parathyroid glands were detected by US before PTx. The largest dimension of the gland estimated preoperatively by US was correlated closely with its measurement at surgery (R2 was 0.31, P < 0.001). The maximal dimension of diffuse hyperplastic glands was significantly smaller than that of the glands with nodular hyperplastic glands (P < 0.001). There was a strong correlation between the pattern of parathyroid hyperplasia and the glandular diameter when we defined 8 mm as the maximal diameter estimated by US as a cut-off value. As a result of receiver operating characteristic analyses, using these criteria the US technique could predict nodular hyperplasia with a high sensitivity (78.9%) and specificity (78.7%). Parathyroid glands that are enlarged by more than 8 mm in the largest dimension estimated by US may represent glands with nodular hyperplasia.

  9. Imaging of the parathyroid glands in primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Minisola, Salvatore; Cipriani, Cristiana; Diacinti, Daniele; Tartaglia, Francesco; Scillitani, Alfredo; Pepe, Jessica; Scott-Coombes, David

    2016-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is one of the most frequent endocrine diseases worldwide. Surgery is the only potentially curable option for patients with this disorder, even though in asymptomatic patients 50 years of age or older without end organ complications, a conservative treatment may be a possible alternative. Bilateral neck exploration under general anaesthesia has been the standard for the definitive treatment. However, significant improvements in preoperative imaging, together with the implementation of rapid parathyroid hormone determination, have determined an increased implementation of focused, minimally invasive surgical approach. Surgeons prefer to have a localization study before an operation (both in the classical scenario and in the minimally invasive procedure). They are not satisfied by having been referred a patient with just a biochemical diagnosis of PHPT. Imaging studies must not be utilized to make the diagnosis of PHPT. They should be obtained to both assist in determining disease etiology and to guide operative procedures together with the nuclear medicine doctor and, most importantly, with the surgeon. On the contrary, apart from minimally invasive procedures in which localization procedures are an obligate choice, some surgeons believe that literature on parathyroidectomy over the past two decades reveals a bias towards localization. Therefore, surgical expertise is more important than the search for abnormal parathyroid glands.

  10. Cystic parathyroid glands in MEN1: A rare entity?

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    Cavalli, Tiziana; Giudici, Francesco; Nesi, Gabriella; Amorosi, Andrea; Santi, Raffaella; Brandi, Maria Luisa; Tonelli, Francesco

    2017-04-01

    Approximately 300 cases of sporadic parathyroid cyst (PCs) have been reported to date. Only two cases have been described in MEN1 so far. Detection by imaging could be challenging, especially in multiglandular primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and clinical outcome could be different. During the period 1990-2014, 71 MEN1 patients were operated for primary hyperparathyroidism in our centre. We report three cases of PCs in MEN1 patients affected by HPT, who underwent a total or subtotal parathyroidectomy with transcervical thymectomy. In our series, all three patients had an unsatisfactory postoperative course, at variance with the high percentage (over 90 %) of long-term success in MEN1 patients operated at our centre. One patient affected by cystic degeneration of all the four parathyroid glands reported persistent hypoparathyroidism, despite autografts of parathyroid tissue. For the other two cases, surgery failed to cure hyperparathyroidism, perhaps because of the presence of undetected ectopic parathyroid tissue. In the context of a multiglandular disease such as MEN1 syndrome, PCs seem rare but our experience shows about a 4 % incidence. Furthermore their presence, even in expert hands, could affect the preoperative identification of the parathyroid glands due to the difficult differential diagnosis between PC and other cystic lesions of the neck, and intraoperative detection of the glands as well as the postoperative outcome.

  11. The role of 99mTc-MIBI SPECT-CT in reoperation therapy of persistent hyperparathyroidism patients

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    Yin, Lijie; Guo, Dandan; Liu, Jie; Yan, Jue

    2015-01-01

    To compare the role of 99mTc-MIBI SPECT-CT image and US in reoperation of persistent s