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What is done during a parathyroid biopsy?
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Likely FNA
Fna stands for fine needle aspiration.
The skin is numbed with an anesthetic shot and usually an ultrasound is used to guide a needle biopsy. Needle biopsy of parathyroid glands are relatively uncommon, so ask your doctor/surgeon to clarify.

In brief: Likely FNA
Fna stands for fine needle aspiration.
The skin is numbed with an anesthetic shot and usually an ultrasound is used to guide a needle biopsy. Needle biopsy of parathyroid glands are relatively uncommon, so ask your doctor/surgeon to clarify.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Needle aspiration
Relatively uncommon, but if required a small needle is placed in the presumed parathyroid and smeared on a slide (or sent for a PTH assay).
Ultrasound is used. Local anesthesia. Minimal pain and bother.

In brief: Needle aspiration
Relatively uncommon, but if required a small needle is placed in the presumed parathyroid and smeared on a slide (or sent for a PTH assay).
Ultrasound is used. Local anesthesia. Minimal pain and bother.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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