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April 15, 1968

Localization of a Parathyroid by 131I Scintiscan

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, and Creighton Memorial St. Joseph's Hospital, Omaha.

JAMA. 1968;204(3):269-270. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140160079027

A significant number of patients with hyperparathyroidism have palpable thyromegaly. In a man with "goiter" and clinical hyperparathyroidism, a cystic parathyroid adenoma was delineated by thyroid scintiscan. The I131 thyroid scan may be a valuable adjunct in the evaluation of hyperparathyroidism.