Surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism.

  title={Surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Mathew M. Augustine and Paco E. Bravo and Martha A. Zeiger},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  volume={17 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVE To review the surgical treatment options for primary hyperparathyroidism with a focus on recent refinements in minimally invasive techniques and endoscopic and video- or robot-assisted parathyroidectomy. METHODS We review the relevant surgical treatment options for primary hyperparathyroidism. RESULTS Parathyroidectomy is the standard therapy for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Advancements in imaging, including technetium Tc 99m-sestamibi single-photon emission… CONTINUE READING