February 1981

Identification of a Parathyroid Adenoma by Operative Ultrasonography

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Sigel, Nyhus, and Coelho) and Radiology (Dr Spigos), Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois at the Medical Center, and the Department of Surgery, Cook County Hospital (Drs Kraft and Gavin), Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1981;116(2):234-235. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380140080020

• During surgery, real-time ultrasound scanning accurately localized a parathyroid adenoma posterior to the superior pole of the right thyroid lobe. This was made feasible because of the ultrasound features of parathyroid tissue and current developments in ultrasound instrumentation.

(Arch Surg 116:234-235, 1981)