Randomized clinical trial comparing scan-directed unilateral versus bilateral cervical exploration for primary hyperparathyroidism due to solitary adenoma.

@article{Russell2006RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial comparing scan-directed unilateral versus bilateral cervical exploration for primary hyperparathyroidism due to solitary adenoma.},
  author={Colin F. J. Russell and Seamus J Dolan and J. D. Laird},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={418-21}
}
BACKGROUND It was shown in a previous retrospective study that scan-directed unilateral cervical exploration for primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) can be carried out without an increase in the incidence of persistent or recurrent hypercalcaemia. This randomized clinical trial was conducted to test the hypothesis that focused unilateral operation leaves the patient no more vulnerable to persistent HPT than standard bilateral neck exploration. METHODS Patients with HPT routinely underwent… CONTINUE READING