Reoperation for suspected primary hyperparathyroidism.

  title={Reoperation for suspected primary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Johannes J{\"a}rhult and J{\"o}rgen Nordenstr{\"o}m and Leif Perbeck},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={80 4},
A retrospective analysis of 93 patients undergoing 128 re-explorations for persistent or recurrent hypercalcaemia is presented. Seventy-six patients (82 per cent) became normocalcaemic after between one and five reoperations. Nine patients had hypercalcaemia caused by sarcoidosis, familial hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia or metastatic disease, and two had parathyroid carcinoma. Fifteen patients (16 per cent) developed permanent hypoparathyroidism requiring vitamin D and/or calcium therapy and nine… CONTINUE READING
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