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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;41(6):1269-74, xii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2008.05.008.

Reoperative parathyroidectomy.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA.


Reoperative surgery for hyperparathyroidism is associated with increased incidence of complications including vocal cord paralysis, permanent hypoparathyroidism, and persistent hypercalcemia. Surgical re-exploration should consist of symptomatic or low-risk patients. The use of nuclear medicine imaging, ultrasound, and high-resolution CT and MRI may aid in surgical planning. Knowledge of potential.

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