Hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy: a prospective study.

@article{Asari2008HypoparathyroidismAT,
  title={Hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy: a prospective study.},
  author={Reza Asari and Christian Passler and Klaus Kaczirek and Christian Scheuba and Bruno Niederle},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={132-7; discussion 138}
}
HYPOTHESIS Combined measurement of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and serum calcium (sCa) levels is useful for predicting postoperative hypocalcemia with minimal laboratory effort and low costs. DESIGN Prospective analysis of 170 consecutive patients. SETTING University hospital referral center. PATIENTS One hundred seventy patients underwent total thyroidectomy. Defining hypoparathyroidism as albumin-adjusted sCa levels of less than 1.9 mmol/L with or without clinical symptoms or… CONTINUE READING

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