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Parathyroid
Surgery
 

 

The parathyroid glands, as the name suggest, are found next to the thyroid glands. There are fours small(5mm) glands that are very closely attached to the thyroid glands. These glands are responsible for the maintainence of a normal calcium levels in the blood. If any of these glands overgrowth(either hyperplasia or adenoma), it will result in over production of parathyroid hormone, which in turn will result in a high calcium level in the blood. This high calcium blood levels will result in increase excretion of the calcium in the kidneys which are then more prone to kidney stones. The calcium will be mobilised from the bones which can result in fractures. The high calcium can also affect the moods swings(moans) and gastric problems(groans). This is why it commonly remembered as stones, bones, moans and groans.

The main treatment for parathyroid adenoma and hyperplasia is surgical remove of the parathyroids. This is however, can be a difficult and delicate procedure that requires thorough knowledge of the thyroid and parathyroid anatomy. A special detect technique call the sestambi-technitium localising scan is useful to help pre-operative assessment of patients with high calcium and parathyroid hormones.





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WILL THERE BE PAIN AFTER SURGERY?
There is usually some pain over the neck wound incision, although this is less that most patients expect.
 

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