Intraoperative quick PTH assay: limits
Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2012;12(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enangelos002
The rapid PTH test lets surgeons know in almost real time when they have removed all of the abnormally secreting parathyroid tissue, thereby saving the patient from additional time in surgery. In this key lecture, Dr. Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS (University of Chicago Hospital) presents the limits of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) measurement.