Parathyroid location: Two pairs of parathyroids an
inferior and superior
Anterior to the parathyroid is the
Superior pair is located generally...
in the middle third of thyroid
Inferior pair is located about the
lower third of the thyroid
Superior pair tends to be more ____ & ____ than the inferior set.
The parathyroid regulates
calcium metabolism (blood calcium homeostasis- balance)
The parathyroid is an ____ organ.
The parathyroid secretes what hormone?
PTH- ESSENTIAL FOR YO LIFE!
Localizing the Parathyroids: Anatomical "triangle":
-Longus colli muscle
-Common carotid artery / internal jugular vein
Area between this anatomic triangle should be free of any ____.
Normal Measurements: length
Normal Measurements: width
Normal Measurements: AP
Not normally seen by sonography
Normal Variants: ____% of the population has 5 parathyroid glands
Normal Variants: 5% have ___ parathyroid glands
Research indicates that about: ____% have ectopic parathyroid glands