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Near Infrared Autofluorescence via PTeye for the Detection of Parathyroid Glands during Total Thyroid Surgery

This trial studies how well infrared autofluorescence via PTeye works in detecting parathyroid glands during total thyroid surgery. Located closely to the thyroid gland are the parathyroid glands, which are important organs that regulate calcium levels in the body. Thus, it is essential for a surgeon to correctly identify this structure when performing a thyroid surgery. PTeye may help surgeon to identify and preserve healthy parathyroid glands during surgery. By assisting the surgeon in correctly identifying parathyroid glands, this device may improve the quality of the operation performed on the patient.
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Solorzano, Carmen
Vanderbilt University


18 Years
Inclusion Criteria:

All adult patients with thyroid disease who will be undergoing total thyroidectomy (includes patients who have undergone a prior neck exploration for parathyroid disease or other but have an intact thyroid gland)

All adult patients with persisting thyroid disease and will be undergoing re-operative or completion thyroidectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

Children and minors

Pregnant women

Patients with concurrent parathyroid and thyroid disease

Patients with incidental enlarged parathyroid discovered during thyroidectomy procedure

Patients undergoing thyroid lobectomy or partial thyroidectomy

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