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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-24  

Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local anesthesia

÷ Karahan1, A Okus1, B SevinÁ1, MA Eryilmaz1, S Ay1, M «ayci2, C Duran3 
1 Department of General Surgery, Internal Medicine Clinic, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Internal Medicine Clinic, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
3 Department of Endocrinology, Internal Medicine Clinic, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey

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B SevinÁ
Department of General Surgery, Internal Medicine Clinic, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya
Turkey

Background: More than 85% of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) cases are due to solitary, benign parathyroid adenomas. Recently, the success rate of Tc99m sestamibi scintigraphy in localization has made minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) more prominent. MIP is as effective as conventional bilateral neck exploration. Moreover, it offers lower morbidity, cost effectiveness, and better cosmetics effects. Aim: We aimed to evaluate the success of MIP, which happens only under local anesthesia, in this study. Materials and Methods: Total of 63 patients were operated for PHPT, of which 54 had solitary adenoma. Five patients underwent bilateral neck exploration under general anesthesia for thyroid nodules or unlocalizated adenomas. A total of 49 patients underwent MIP under local anesthesia without any sedation. During MIP, gamma probe was used for all patients. The patients were followed for parathyroid functions. Results: The mean age of 49 patients with MIP (5 male, 44 female) was 59 years. The mean follow-up time was 16.4 (±10.1) months (range: 2-36 months). Of the 49 patients, 47 (96%) were totally cured. In 2 patients, the procedure was switched to conventional bilateral neck exploration. Temporary hypocalcaemia was noted in 4 patients. Conclusions: If the adenoma is localizated, MIP under only local anesthesia can be performed with a high success rate. Gamma probe-guided MIP under local anesthesia is an effective and safe method. It has the advantage of being minimally invasive and, therefore, it should be preferred over the conventional method.


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Karahan ÷, Okus A, SevinÁ B, Eryilmaz M A, Ay S, «ayci M, Duran C. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local anesthesia.J Postgrad Med 2013;59:21-24


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Karahan ÷, Okus A, SevinÁ B, Eryilmaz M A, Ay S, «ayci M, Duran C. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local anesthesia. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2023 Sep 22 ];59:21-24
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