The current role of parathyroid cryopreservation and autotransplantation in parathyroid surgery: an institutional experience.

@article{Caccitolo1997TheCR,
  title={The current role of parathyroid cryopreservation and autotransplantation in parathyroid surgery: an institutional experience.},
  author={James A Caccitolo and David R. Farley and Jon A. van Heerden and Clive S. Grant and G Thompson and Sylvester Sterioff},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={
          1062-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hypoparathyroidism after cervical exploration is a rare but problematic complication. Cryopreservation and subsequent autotransplantation of parathyroid tissue are infrequently used to combat this problem; effective usage of this surgical adjunct remains variable. METHODS From 1981 through 1995 we performed 3080 cervical explorations for hyperparathyroidism. Cryopreservation was performed in 112 (3.6%) patients. This review evaluates our indications and usage of cryopreservation… CONTINUE READING

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