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Parathyroid Imaging with SPECT-CT

  • Ken Herrmann
  • Ivan Santi
  • Andreas K. Buck
  • Ambros J. Beer
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Abstract

Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is a common endocrine disorder affecting approximately 1 in 500 women and 1 in 2,000 men. The clinical or chemical diagnosis is commonly seen in the 5th through 7th decades of life [1]. Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is caused by a solitary parathyroid adenoma in approximately 85% of cases, whereas the remaining cases are often secondary HPT due to glandular hyperplasia, multiple adenomas and, very rarely, also parathyroid carcinomas [2].

Keywords

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Parathyroid Adenoma Parathyroid Carcinoma Thyroid Lobe Radiotracer Uptake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Herrmann
    • 1
  • Ivan Santi
    • 2
  • Andreas K. Buck
    • 1
  • Ambros J. Beer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineKlinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.U. O. Medicina NuclearePoliclinico S. Orsola-MalpighiBolognaItaly

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