Parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism: preoperative localization and routine biopsy of unaltered glands are not necessary.

@article{Oertli1995ParathyroidectomyIP,
  title={Parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism: preoperative localization and routine biopsy of unaltered glands are not necessary.},
  author={Daniel Oertli and Matthias Richter and Marius Kraenzlin and Jean Jacques Staub and M. Oberholzer and Heinrich G. Haas and Felix Harder},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={117 4},
  pages={392-6}
}
BACKGROUND An assessment was made of operative risk and outcome after parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in a single center university hospital in Switzerland. The 173 patients (130 women and 43 men) ranged from 17 to 89 years of age (mean, 62.0 years). No routine preoperative localization… CONTINUE READING