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Venous Sampling for Parathyroid Tumors

Feb 7th 2016 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid venous sampling is an expensive and dangerous test that probably should never be done because it doesn't wor...

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Parathyroid Surgery Mistakes: Lessons Learned About Chosing a Parathyroid Surgeon

Apr 16th 2015 by David Moon

The last four years of my life have been miserable because of mistakes I made when choosing my parathyroid surgeon. I have...

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Finding a Parathyroid Surgeon: 5 Questions to Ask

Apr 9th 2015 by Dr. Deva Boone

Parathyroid surgery can be tricky, and when things don't go well, they can go quite badly. Here are the 5 most basic que...

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Intra-Operative PTH Assay: Exposing the Problems with Measuring PTH in the Operating Room.

Nov 24th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Measuring parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the operating room has some theoretical benefits, but in real life, the intra-opera...

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Failed Parathyroid Surgery: Yesterday's Three Unsuccessful Parathyroid Cases.

Nov 13th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid surgery can be tricky which is why all your doctors will tell you "get the most experienced parathyroid surgeo...

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Vocal Cord Nerve Damage During Parathyroid Surgery is Increased with Nerve Monitoring

Oct 25th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Thyroid and parathyroid surgeons have been told that monitoring vocal cord laryngeal nerves during surgery may decrease th...

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Is Your Surgeon Cheating During Your Parathyroid Operation?

Sep 20th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

The internet is full of surgeons who claim to be experts at parathyroid surgery. But are they really doing expert work...

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Don't Break That Parathyroid Adenoma! The Parathyroid Tumor Will Grow Anywhere!

Aug 14th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

A broken parathyroid tumor can be a devastating complication of parathyroid surgery. Parathyroid tumor cells will grow a...

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Parathyroid Adenomas Located in the Chest: No Worries, Chest Parathyroid Tumors can be Very Easy to Remove!

Aug 4th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid tumors located in the chest can almost always be removed via a small neck incision. Don't split your sternum o...

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Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma High in the Neck (un-descended parathyroid adenoma)

Jul 3rd 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Ectopic parathyroid glands occur in 5% of people, occasionally located high in the neck under the jaw (called an un-des...

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Parathyroid Surgery: All Four Parathyroid Glands Should Be Examined!

Jun 8th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Because 30% of people with hyperparathyroidism will have more than one parathyroid tumor, the most successful parathyroid ...

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