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What is video-assisted parathyroidectomy?

Video-assisted parathyroidectomy is also known as minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy and endoscopic parathyroidectomy. This technique involves making a small incision and using a camera and small instruments to locate and remove the abnormal parathyroid gland. Some surgeons routinely use video assistance to see better when using smaller incisions, other surgeons just use the video camera equipment when the abnormal parathyroid is challenging to find or is in an unusual location.
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Parathyroid Gland: How is parathyroid surgery performed 

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