Best practice no. 183: Examination of parathyroid gland specimens

Johnson, S. J., Sheffield, E. A. and McNicol, A. M. (2005) Best practice no. 183: Examination of parathyroid gland specimens. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 58 4: 338-342. doi:10.1136/jcp.2002.002550


Author Johnson, S. J.
Sheffield, E. A.
McNicol, A. M.
Title Best practice no. 183: Examination of parathyroid gland specimens
Journal name Journal of Clinical Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9746
Publication date 2005-04
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1136/jcp.2002.002550
Volume 58
Issue 4
Start page 338
End page 342
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, England
Publisher BMJ Group
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
110316 Pathology (excl. Oral Pathology)
Abstract The pathological examination of parathyroid glands is an essential component of the evaluation of hyperparathyroidism. Traditionally, this has involved intraoperative frozen sections during bilateral surgical exploration of the neck, to confirm removal of parathyroid tissue. With recent developments in imaging, some diseased glands can be localised preoperatively, enabling removal by minimally invasive, targetted surgery, with or without additional non-histological intraoperative procedures to confirm the removal of all hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue. This article reviews these developments and describes the ideal approach to reporting parathyroid specimens.
Keyword pathological examination
parathyroid glands
hyperparathyroidism
reporting methods
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
School of Medicine Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 12 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 18 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Thu, 14 Jan 2010, 09:34:16 EST by Maria Campbell on behalf of Faculty Of Health Sciences