General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 168–170 | Cite as

Thoracoscopic resection with intraoperative use of methylene blue to localize mediastinal parathyroid adenomas

  • Yoshin Adachi
  • Hiroshige Nakamura
  • Yuji Taniguchi
  • Ken Miwa
  • Shinji Fujioka
  • Tomohiro Haruki
Case Report

Abstract

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 words

Mediastinal parathyroid adenoma Methylene blue Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery 

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshin Adachi
    • 1
  • Hiroshige Nakamura
    • 1
  • Yuji Taniguchi
    • 1
  • Ken Miwa
    • 1
  • Shinji Fujioka
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Haruki
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of General Thoracic SurgeryTottori University HospitalYonago, TottoriJapan

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