Abandoning unilateral parathyroidectomy: why we reversed our position after 15,000 parathyroid operations.

@article{Norman2012AbandoningUP,
  title={Abandoning unilateral parathyroidectomy: why we reversed our position after 15,000 parathyroid operations.},
  author={James G. Norman and Jose A. Barron Lopez and Douglas E Politz},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={214 3},
  pages={260-9}
}
BACKGROUND Our group championed the techniques and benefits of unilateral parathyroidectomy. As our experience has matured, it seems this limited operation might be appropriate only occasionally. METHODS A single surgical group's experience with 15,000 parathyroidectomies examined the ongoing differences between unilateral and bilateral techniques for 10-year failure/recurrence, multigland removal, operative times, and length of stay. RESULTS With limited experience, 100% of operations were… CONTINUE READING

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