SOLOMON POSEN, M.B., M.R.A.C.P.; JOHN S. CLUBB, M.B., B.S.; FRANK C. NEALE, PH.D., F.R.I.C.; WILLIAM S. C. HARE, M.D., M.R.A.C.P., F.F.R.
Various methods for the insufflation of gases into the anterior mediastinum as contrast media have been described (1). Some of these have been in use in Europe for many years (2). After the recent introduction of percutaneous pneumomediastinography into Australia (3), we decided to use this procedure in the preoperative localization of a suspected mediastinal parathyroid adenoma. This paper reports the successful demonstration of such a tumor by this method.
A 50-year-old French woolbuyer (S. H., 169571), had been in good health until ten years prior to admission. At that time loin pain and hematuria led to a
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POSEN S, CLUBB JS, NEALE FC, HARE WSC. Mediastinal Parathyroid Adenoma Demonstrated by Pneumomediastinography. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:462–464. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-3-462
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(3):462-464.
Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine.
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