Research Article

Location of parathyroid adenomas by thallium-201 and technetium-99m subtraction scanning.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 286 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.286.6375.1384 (Published 30 April 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;286:1384
  1. A E Young,
  2. J I Gaunt,
  3. D N Croft,
  4. R E Collins,
  5. C P Wells,
  6. A J Coakley

    Abstract

    Solitary parathyroid adenomas were correctly located before surgery in 20 out of 21 cases by using 201mT1 and 99mTc in a subtraction technique. The technique was not useful in identifying hyperplastic parathyroid glands. The technique is recommended as a useful procedure before surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism.