Is hungry bone syndrome a cause of postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy in thyrotoxicosis? A prospective study with bone mineral density correlation.
- Poongkodi Karunakaran,
- Chandrasekaran Maharajan,
- Srinivasan Ramalingam,
- Suresh Venkatesh Rachmadugu
Surgery 2017 Nov 14. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
Department of Endocrine Surgery, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, India.
Background: Hungry bone syndrome is a well-established cause of postoperative hypocalcemia in thyrotoxicosis. To date, the incidence of hungry bone syndrome after total thyroidectomy is unclear. This prospective study examined the incidence of postthyroidectomy hungry bone syndrome and its correlation with preoperative bone mineral density. Read More