Consequences of parathyroidectomy in patients with "mild" sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism.

@article{CarneiroPla2007ConsequencesOP,
  title={Consequences of parathyroidectomy in patients with "mild" sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Denise M Carneiro-Pla and George Lee Irvin and Herbert C Chen},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={142 6},
  pages={
          795-9; discussion 799.e1-2
        }
}
BACKGROUND The use of a targeted, less-invasive approach is changing the operative indications in sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (SPHPT). Now, patients with "mild" HPT are offered parathyroidectomy. However, the operative findings and outcome of these patients are unknown. This study reports the differences between "mild" and "classic" biochemical SPHPT in incidence of multiglandular disease (MGD) and operative outcome. METHODS All 343 patients underwent parathyroidectomy guided by… CONTINUE READING
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