Parathyroidectomy is the only curative option for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.1 In the US, parathyroidectomy is often performed as an outpatient procedure, with a relatively low risk of complications. However, preoperative localization for culprit pathology can be challenging, and recurrence of primary hyperparathyroidism has been estimated to be as high as 10% to 15% 10 years later.2 Thus, there may be substantial benefits for patients being treated by surgeons with extensive experience in managing this disease.
Ullmann TM, Adam MA, Sosa JA. Surgeon Volume and Outcomes in Primary Hyperparathyroidism—What Is Old Is New Again. JAMA Surg. 2022;157(7):589. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2022.1359
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