Sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism in young patients: a separate disease entity?

@article{Harman1999SporadicPH,
  title={Sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism in young patients: a separate disease entity?},
  author={Christopher Richard Harman and Jon A. van Heerden and David R. Farley and Clive S. Grant and Geoff B Thompson and Kathleen J. Curlee},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={134 6},
  pages={651-5; discussion 655-6}
}
HYPOTHESIS Sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (1 HPT) in young persons is thought to be extremely rare. The exact incidence is unknown and little is known of the characteristics of the disease. METHODS From 1976 to 1998, 33 patients aged 19 years or younger underwent operation for sporadic 1 HPT at a single institution. Data were recorded regarding the clinical, surgical, pathologic, and biochemical aspects, as well as long-term patient follow-up. RESULTS There were 17 male subjects and… CONTINUE READING

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