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Title: Serum parathyroid hormone and calcium during the first days after resection of a parathyroid adenoma
Authors: Debruyne, Frans ×
Ostyn, Frans
Delaere, Pierre
Bex, Mieke
Vanderschueren, Dirk
Bouillon, Roger #
Issue Date: Dec-1998
Publisher: Acta clinica belgica
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:53 issue:5 pages:325-7
Abstract: Serum parathyroid hormone, calcium and phosphate were daily monitored in 12, 30 and 30 patients respectively during the early postoperative period after removal of a solitary parathyroid adenoma. In all patients PTH concentration dropped to very low values on the first postoperative day, whereafter a rapid recovery began. So the first day is the best time to evaluate the results of the intervention. Hypocalcemia was most frequent on the third day. After ten days 26 patients showed a normal calcemia, while 4 patients still had a mild hypocalcemia (8-8.8 mg/dl). These data may guide management of patients after parathyroid surgery.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology
Laboratory of Experimental Transplantation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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