Thoracic exploration for mediastinal parathyroids requires a multidisciplinary approach

Jamie C. Mitchell, Mira Milas, Eren Berber, Allan Siperstein, Joyce Shin, Thomas Rice, Tomislav Mihaljevic, David Mason

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    Abstract

    Mediastinal parathyroid disease requiring a thoracic surgical approach is a rare and challenging clinical entity. The objective of this study was to review our experience treating these patients, highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary approach. Seven patients required a thoracic approach for mediastinal parathyroid disease between 1999 and 2010. All patients achieved biochemical cure with varying combinations of preoperative and intraoperative localizing studies interpreted by a multidisciplinary team, including radiologists, thoracic and endocrine surgeons, being required in each patient.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)87-92
    Number of pages6
    JournalWorld Journal of Endocrine Surgery
    Volume4
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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    Keywords

    • Mediastinum
    • Neuroendocrine tumor
    • Parathyroid imaging
    • Surgical exposure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Mitchell, J. C., Milas, M., Berber, E., Siperstein, A., Shin, J., Rice, T., Mihaljevic, T., & Mason, D. (2012). Thoracic exploration for mediastinal parathyroids requires a multidisciplinary approach. World Journal of Endocrine Surgery, 4(3), 87-92. https://doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1105