What is the role of bilateral internal jugular vein sampling in the workup of primary hyperparathyroidism?

Updated: Oct 02, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence Kim, MD, FACS, FACE; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Bilateral internal jugular vein sampling is used to help localize ectopic parathyroid adenomas; however, this technique should generally be reserved for centers with specialists and for selected patients.


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