Changes Following Parathyroidectomy in Hemodialyzed Patients

  • Y. Berland
  • S. Charhon
  • M. Olmer
  • P. J. Meunier
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 178)


Secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) remains a frequent complication of chronic renal failure (CRF) despite a better understanding of the factors responsible for its development (1). A prolonged survival of the patients by dialysis results in a growing number of uremics who present with severe HPT responsible not only for major bone lesions but also for an impairment of different vital functions (2). The metabolites of vitamin D such a 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol that can play a preventive role in renal osteodystrophy at an early stage of chronic renal failure (3) are inconsistently effective and difficult to handle during severe HPT (4). Thus, treatment by parathyroidectony (PTX) appears sometimes to be required (5).


Chronic Renal Failure Calcification Rate Renal Osteodystrophy Osteitis Fibrosa Subtotal Parathyroidectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Berland
    • 1
  • S. Charhon
    • 2
  • M. Olmer
    • 1
  • P. J. Meunier
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de NephrologieHopital de la ConceptionMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Inserm U 234LyonFrance

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