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July 1972

Surgery for Parathyroid Adenoma

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Surgery (Thoracic), UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Surg. 1972;105(1):67-70. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180070065013

Thirty patients were operated on during the past 15 years for primary hyperparathyroidism. In each case serum calcium and phosphate levels returned to normal following excision of a solitary parathyroid adenoma. In 27 patients the tumor was located in the cervical region while three were found in the mediastinum. A high prevalence of unsuspected thyroid neoplasm was seen including four cases of benign adenoma and three cases of follicular carcinoma.

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