Treatment of hyperparathyroidism by percutaneous embolization of a mediastinal adenoma

J. L. Doppman, S. J. Marx, A. M. Spiegel, L. E. Mallette, D. R. Wolfe, G. D. Aurbach, G. Geelhoed

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Percutaneous embolization of parathyroid adenomas was attempted in three hypercalcemic patients with previously unsuccessful neck explorations. Two adenomas were in the mediastinum and the third was within the thyroid lobe. Autologous clot, Gelfoam and silicone rubber were used to obstruct feeding arteries. The intrathyroidal adenoma failed to respond but both mediastinal adenomas were infarcted. Hyperparathyroidism recurred after 7 mth in one patient but the other remains normocalcemic 8 mth postembolization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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