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

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

Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Hospital of Crete, Chania, Greece

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Dr. Elias E Mazokopakis
K. Mitsotaki 36, Chania 73 100, Crete
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_61_18

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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.

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