The Diagnostic Accuracy of High Resolution Ultrasound Imaging for Detection of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure

  • Hassan Anari Department of Radiology. Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Ardebil, Iran.
  • Bahman Bashardoust Department of Dialysis, Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Ardebil, Iran.
  • Masoud Pourissa Department of Radiology, Neurosciences Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Soheila Refahi Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine. Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Ardebil, Iran. AND Departments of Physics and Medical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: High resolution ultrasound, Secondary hyperparathyroidism, Chronic renal failure, Hemodialysis


Ultrasound is one of the preferred modalities for evaluation of the parathyroid glands. This study was undertaken to determine the accuracy of high resolution ultrasound for secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic renal failure. From March 2008 to March 2009, ninety-one hemodialysis patients were examined by high resolution ultrasound (14 MHz) of the parathyroid glands in comparison to parathyroid hormone level. 43.9% of patients showed enlarged parathyroid glands with an average of 8.7 mm. The mean parathyroid hormone level of patients with enlarged parathyroid glands on sonography was 503 ± 450 pg/ml. We observed a significant correlation between parathyroid hormone level and enlarged parathyroid glands (P


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Anari H, Bashardoust B, Pourissa M, Refahi S. The Diagnostic Accuracy of High Resolution Ultrasound Imaging for Detection of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure. Acta Med Iran. 49(8):527-530.