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Parathyroidectomy is safe and improves symptoms in elderly patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT).

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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...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Oncology, Biomedical Research Centre, Experimental Medicine Division
Role:
Author
Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
71
Issue:
6
Pages:
787-791
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
URN:
uuid:054c2a95-7489-4402-8f76-f9b2c9dc65f9
Source identifiers:
119083
Local pid:
pubs:119083

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