Wouter P Kluijfhout



  1. Kluijfhout W, Vorselaars W, Vriens M, Borel Rinkes I, Valk G, de Keizer B. Enabling minimal invasive parathyroidectomy for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism using Tc-99m-sestamibi SPECT-CT, ultrasound and first results of (18)F-fluorocholine PET-CT. Eur J Radiol. 2015;84:1745-51 pubmed publisher
    ..In cases with negative or discordant imaging additional FCH PET-CT should be considered since this might enable the surgeon to perform MIP. ..
  2. Kluijfhout W, Vriens M, Valk G, Barth R, Borel Rinkes I, de Keizer B. (18)F-Fluorocholine PET-CT enables minimal invasive parathyroidectomy in patients with negative sestamibi SPECT-CT and ultrasound: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2015;13:73-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Clinicians should consider its use as a second line modality for optimal patient care. ..
  3. Kluijfhout W, Pasternak J, Drake F, Beninato T, Gosnell J, Shen W, et al. Use of PET tracers for parathyroid localization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2016;401:925-935 pubmed
    ..Our literature review suggests that 18F-FCH PET may produce even greater accuracy and should be further investigated using both low-dose CT and MRI for anatomical correlation. ..
  4. Kluijfhout W, Beninato T, Drake F, Vriens M, Gosnell J, Shen W, et al. Unilateral Clearance for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Selected Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. World J Surg. 2016;40:2964-2969 pubmed publisher
    ..For appropriately selected MEN1 patients, unilateral clearance can achieve similar results as STP and has no risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism, and may facilitate possible future reoperations. ..
  5. Kluijfhout W, Pasternak J, Beninato T, Drake F, Gosnell J, Shen W, et al. Diagnostic performance of computed tomography for parathyroid adenoma localization; a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Radiol. 2017;88:117-128 pubmed publisher
    ..CT performs well in localizing pathological glands in patients with pHPT. A protocol with two contrast phases seems to offer a good balance of acceptable performance with limitation of radiation exposure. ..