The changing pattern of diagnosing primary hyperparathyroidism in young patients.

@article{Lou2017TheCP,
  title={The changing pattern of diagnosing primary hyperparathyroidism in young patients.},
  author={Irene Lou and David F. Schneider and Rebecca S. Sippel and Herbert C Chen and Dawn M Elfenbein},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={213 1},
  pages={146-150}
}
BACKGROUND Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is increasing in adults but rarely reported in young patients where routine blood work is obtained more judiciously. We aim to determine how PHPT is currently being diagnosed in young patients and examine surgical outcomes. METHOD We retrospectively analyzed PHPT patients 24 years of age or less who underwent parathyroidectomy from 2001 to 2014. Patients were divided into 2 time periods: 2001 to 2007 (A) and 2008 to 2014 (B). Incidentally… CONTINUE READING