World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 227--231

Investigating patients with normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism: When is a parathyroid scintigraphy indicated?


Elias E Mazokopakis, Spyridon-Nikitas I Skarakis 
 Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Hospital of Crete, Chania, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Elias E Mazokopakis
K. Mitsotaki 36, Chania 73 100, Crete
Greece

In clinical practice, physicians often encounter patients with persistent elevated serum parathyroid hormone levels and normal serum calcium levels, a state known as normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism (NHPT). The investigation of NHPT cases can lead to unnecessary use of parathyroid scintigraphy (PS) and consequently unnecessary health-care costs. In this clinical review, the most common causes of NHPT and the possible indications for PS performance in such cases are mainly presented and discussed.


How to cite this article:
Mazokopakis EE, Skarakis SNI. Investigating patients with normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism: When is a parathyroid scintigraphy indicated?.World J Nucl Med 2019;18:227-231


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Mazokopakis EE, Skarakis SNI. Investigating patients with normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism: When is a parathyroid scintigraphy indicated?. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 10 ];18:227-231
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