Normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism in patients with osteoporosis.

  title={Normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism in patients with osteoporosis.},
  author={Jack M. Monchik and Emre Gorgun},
  volume={136 6},
BACKGROUND Diagnosing primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) in patients with osteoporosis is important because of the benefits of surgery. Screening patients with osteoporosis for PHP with only total serum calcium level will fail to diagnose PHP in patients with intermittent or no elevation of the total calcium level. METHODS This is a retrospective study of 140 patients who had a preoperative bone density study of the 223 patients who had surgery for PHP from January 1995 to June 1999… CONTINUE READING