Angiographic ablation of mediastinal parathyroid adenomas: Local experience and review of the literature

Howard J. Heller, George L. Miller, William A. Erdman, William H. Snyder, Neil A. Breslau

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Abstract

purpose: To evaluate local experience with a modified technique for angiographic ablation of mediastinal parathyroid adenomas. patients and methods: Three patients with likely mediastinal parathyroid adenomas that had single feeding arteries underwent attempted arteriographic ablation with a slow continuous infusion of contrast medium. Patients were closely monitored for symptoms and calcium dynamics immediately postprocedure and then on a long-term outpatient basis. results: All three patients were cured (follow-up 22 to 68 months) with no long-term complications. conclusion: Percutaneous angiographic ablation with contrast medium is a reasonable alternative for patients with hyperparathyroidism due to a mediastinal adenoma who can be treated in centers with well-trained interventional radiologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-534
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume97
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1994

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