Surgical treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in elderly patients: an institutional experience.

@article{Polistena2017SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in elderly patients: an institutional experience.},
  author={Andrea Polistena and Alessandro Sanguinetti and Roberta Lucchini and Segio Galasse and Stefano Avenia and Massimo Monacelli and Louis Banka Johnson and Bengt W. Jeppsson and Nicola Avenia},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2017},
  volume={29 Suppl 1},
  pages={23-28}
}
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism in elderly fragile patients presents clinical difficulties due to severity of symptoms and related comorbidity. The optimal surgical approach for this group of patients is still debated. AIM The aim of the study was to define the optimal technique of parathyroidectomy in elderly patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS Retrospective analysis in a series of 253 patients including 35 elderly individuals at a single institution was carried… CONTINUE READING