Complications and Cure Rates of Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism with Negative Localization Studies
Corresponding AuthorBassam Abboud
Division of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Geitaoui Hospital, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
A B S T R A C T
Purpose: This paper evaluates the outcomes of parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism with negative localization studies. Methods: All patients with primary hyperparathyroidism with negative preoperative ultrasound and MIBI scan who underwent parathyroidectomy were retrospectively included. Three groups were defined. Group 1 included the patients with negative ultrasound and MIBI. Group 2 included the patients with negative ultrasound and positive MIBI. Group 3 included the patients with positive ultrasound and negative MIBI. Results: In Group 1, 51% and 86% of patients had one adenoma and atypical localizations respectively. Unique adenoma and atypical localizations were showed in 87% and 93% of patients in Group 2 respectively. In Group 3, 83% and 17% of patients had one adenoma and atypical localizations respectively. No cervical hematoma was noted. Transient recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy occurred in 2 patients. Seven patients required postoperative calcium supplementation for 2 to 5 months, and one had recurrent hypercalcemia at follow-up. Cure rate was 98,3%. Conclusion: When US and MIBI were negative, multiple lesions and atypical localizations were frequent. The success rate and postoperative complications were not affected with this event.
Article TypeResearch Article
Publication historyReceived: Mon 07, Dec 2020
Accepted: Mon 25, Jan 2021
Published: Sat 30, Jan 2021
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