|Authors||Chen H, Civelek AC, Westra WH, Scheel PJ, Udelsman R|
|Journal||South. Med. J. Volume: 93 Issue: 2 Pages: 215-7|
|Publish Date||2000 Feb|
Technetium Tc 99m sestamibi scintigraphy is a sensitive technique for localizing recurrent parathyroid disease in the neck or mediastinum. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with recurrent tertiary hyperparathyroidism after total parathyroidectomy. Technetium Tc 99m sestamibi images of the neck and mediastinum were negative; however, images of the right arm revealed a hyperfunctioning parathyroid autotransplant. Partial resection of the autograft resulted in prompt resolution of the hyperparathyroidism.