An evaluation of the size of the parathyroid glands.

@article{Matsushita1984AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the size of the parathyroid glands.},
  author={Hiroshi Matsushita and Masako Hara and Yoshimasa Shishiba and Hayakazu Nakazawa},
  journal={Endocrinologia japonica},
  year={1984},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={127-31}
}
The size of the parathyroid gland was evaluated at different functional levels of the gland (control: 216 glands in 54 autopsy cases, chronic renal failure: 74 glands in 21 autopsy cases, hypercalcemia: 16 glands in 15 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism). This study is based on the fact that chronic renal failure causes a hypersecretory state of parathyroid hormone (PTH), and that hypercalcemia suppresses PTH secretion. The size of the parathyroid gland was represented by the largest… CONTINUE READING
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