• 23 JUL 18
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    Parathyroid adenoma… description and PHOTO

    Parathyroid adenoma… description and PHOTO

    As mentioned in the prior post, high calcium can be caused by 1 of our 4 parathyroid glands growing abnormally large.  When a high calcium is caused by hyperparathyroidism it is a single adenoma in 85-90% of cases.  This is NOT a cancer, it is just ‘sporadic’ growth of the gland for reasons we do

    • 23 JUL 18
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    July is Parathyroid Awareness Month!

    July is Parathyroid Awareness Month!

    Now is the time to have your calcium checked if you have not already done so.  High calcium is bad for many reasons, and a common cause is hyperparathyroidism.  Hyperparathyroidism is usually caused by the enlargement of one of our normal 4 parathyroid glands, into an “adenoma”.  This releases excessive PTH (parathyroid hormone) into the

    • 26 DEC 17
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    Genetic Testing of Thyroid Nodules

    Genetic Testing of Thyroid Nodules

    Genetic Testing is the FUTURE of care in the diagnostic workup of thyroid nodules. Thyroid nodules are very common and most thyroid nodules DO NOT need surgery for a diagnosis. This is because most thyroid nodules are not cancers. We have several tools we can use to decide which nodules need surgery and which ones don’t. Ultrasound