Surgery 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.
Endocrine Surgical Unit, University of Sydney, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia; Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Cancer Genetics Unit, Kolling Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Background: Concern regarding suboptimal cure rates has led to some endocrine surgery units abandoning focused parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism in favor of open bilateral neck exploration or making intraoperative parathyroid hormone estimation mandatory in focused parathyroidectomy. This study explores whether focused parathyroidectomy for radiologically localized primary hyperparathyroidism without intraoperative parathyroid hormone is still a valid approach.
Methods: Retrospective review of a tertiary referral endocrine surgery unit database. Read More