Parathyroidectomy: Indications for Surgery and Localization

  • Gregory P. SadlerEmail author


All symptomatic patients with hyperparathyroidism (HPT) should be considered for surgery. Symptoms in HPT are often rather nonspecific, and it may be difficult to attribute any given symptom directly to the disease. Symptoms/presentation clearly in need of treatment includes:


Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Parathyroid Tissue Preoperative Localization Parathyroid Surgery 
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Further Reading

  1. Bilezikian JP, Khan AA, Potts JT. Guidelines for the management of asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism: summary statement from the third international workshop. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009;94(2):335.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Mihai R, Wass JA, Sadler GP. Asymptomatic hyperparathyroidism–need for multicentre studies. Clin Endocrinol. 2008a;68(2):155–64.Google Scholar
  3. Mihai R, Wass JA, Sadler GP. Pasieka’s parathyroid symptoms scores correlate with SF-36 scores in patients undergoing surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism. World J Surg. 2008b;32(5):807–14.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Endocrine SurgeryJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

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