Causes of the failed cervical exploration for primary hyperparathyroidism.


Over a period of 42 years, 581 patients with presumed hyperparathyroidism underwent an initial cervical exploration. Abnormal parathyroid glands were removed from 495 patients (85.2%). There was a greater probability of operative success in women, patients over 50 years of age, and patients with hypercalcemia, hypertension, or nonspecific abdominal pain… (More)


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