What is the role of percutaneous ablation in the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Lawrence Kim, MD, FACS, FACE; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Percutaneous alcohol injection, ablation with ultrasound energy, and other percutaneous ablation techniques of the parathyroid gland have been suggested as alternative treatments in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who cannot or will not undergo surgery. Although studies of these techniques continue, their routine use cannot yet be supported.


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