Surgical Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism: State of the Art

John I. Lew, Carmen C. Solorzano

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This article reviews the current state of the art regarding therapy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Clinical evaluation and indications for parathyroidectomy are described, followed by a review of surgical techniques currently being practiced and possible outcomes involved. Focused parathyroidectomy has become a successful alternative to conventional bilateral cervical exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1205-1225
Number of pages21
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009


  • Bilateral neck exploration
  • Focused parathyroidectomy
  • Intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring
  • Parathyroid hormone
  • Preoperative localization
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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