Detection of mediastinal parathyroid glands by nonselective digital arteriography

A. G. Krudy, J. L. Doppman, D. L. Miller, J. A. Norton, S. J. Marx, A. M. Spiegel, A. C. Santora, G. D. Aurbach, M. Schaaf

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Six patients with failed previous operations and anterior mediastinal parathyroid glands were evaluated with selective angiography and nonselective arterial digital arteriography. Selective angiography depicted two of nine mediastinal glands; nonselective arterial digital arteriography depicted only one of nine mediastinal glands and missed a sizeable (4.5 cm) gland demonstrated by routine arteriography. Nonselective arterial digital arteriography did not demonstrate any additional mediastinal glands. From this preliminary experience, it was concluded that nonselective arterial digital arteriography is not a sensitive method for detecting mediastinal glands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-695
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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