Thoracoscopic resection with intraoperative use of methylene blue to localize mediastinal parathyroid adenomas
We report a case of thoracoscopic resection of mediastinal parathyroid adenomas using methylene blue to localize the tumors during the operation. After methylene blue 4 mg/kg was injected intravenously, we easily identified methylene blue-stained parathyroid glands and successfully resected them with sufficient surgical margins. The use of methylene blue for detection of parathyroid adenoma is a useful technique.
Key wordsMediastinal parathyroid adenoma Methylene blue Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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