The impact of thyroidectomy on parathyroid glands: a biochemical and clinical profile.

@article{Miccoli2007TheIO,
  title={The impact of thyroidectomy on parathyroid glands: a biochemical and clinical profile.},
  author={Paolo Miccoli and Michele N. Minuto and Erica Panicucci and Filomena Cetani and J D'agostino and Edda Vignali and Antonella Picone and Claudio Marcocci and P. Berti},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={666-71}
}
INTRODUCTION An evaluation of PTH levels during thyroid surgery may reflect the functional status of the parathyroids and be useful in identifying patients at risk for hypocalcemia. This study aims to monitor the parathyroid function during total thyroidectomy through intra-operative serial samples for calcium and PTH. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-seven patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for different diseases were selected for the study. Patients underwent serum PTH and calcium sampling… CONTINUE READING