Langenbecks Arch Surg 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Medical Campus University of Oldenburg, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Hospital for Visceral Surgery, Pius-Hospital Oldenburg, Georgstr. 12, 26121, Oldenburg, Germany.
Purpose: In primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), intraoperative localization of the parathyroid adenoma can be challenging, especially in cases of negative preoperative imaging. Since a focused unilateral parathyroidectomy has benefits compared to a conventional bilateral neck exploration, the question arises whether adenoma size prediction can facilitate a targeted approach. We investigated whether single parathyroid adenoma size can be estimated using preoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and phosphate in patients with PHPT. Read More