Aetiology, Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Children: New Trends.

@article{Alagaratnam2015AetiologyDA,
  title={Aetiology, Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Children: New Trends.},
  author={Swethan Alagaratnam and Tom R. Kurzawinski},
  journal={Hormone research in paediatrics},
  year={2015}
}
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) in children is a rare disorder with sharp contrasts in its presentation and aetiology compared with the disease process in adults. This review outlines the current literature, which is limited to about 200 cases, with reference to the aetiology, clinical features, outcomes of investigations, and surgery in children affected by PHPT. Familial conditions account for almost half of all cases of PHPT in children, suggesting that routine genetic testing would be… CONTINUE READING