Surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism: experience with 500 consecutive cases and evaluation of the role of surgery in the asymptomatic patient.

@article{Russell1982SurgeryFP,
  title={Surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism: experience with 500 consecutive cases and evaluation of the role of surgery in the asymptomatic patient.},
  author={Colin F. J. Russell and Anthony J. Edis},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1982},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={244-7}
}
A group of 500 patients with a presumptive diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) was operated upon at the Mayo Clinic between September 1974 and May 1980 using a standardized operative strategy. Clinical profiles, biochemical data, operative findings and pathological changes are reviewed. Of the 500 patients, 461 (92.2 per cent) were cured after primary cervical exploration. One patient died during the postoperative period, 1 had a permanent unilateral vocal cord paralysis and 10 (2… CONTINUE READING