OBJECTIVE: Parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is curative in over 95% of cases. Although PHPT affects up to 2% of the elderly population, whose life expectancy may be a decade or more, such patients may be denied surgery because of perceived risk. This study investigates the outcomes of surgery for PHPT in the elderly. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: Consecutive patients with PHPT treated at a tertiary referral centre over 5 years. MEASUREMENTS: A prospective database recorded cli...Expand abstract
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Parathyroidectomy is safe and improves symptoms in elderly patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT).
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