parathyroidectomy

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parathyroidectomy

[¦par·ə‚thī‚rȯi′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of a parathyroid gland.
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Recent data from the US Renal Data System on patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have shown that increasing rates of parathyroidectomies and potentially inappropriate treatment with calcitriol or its analogs may be associated with the use of PTH immunoassays that show cross-reactivity with 7-84 PTH and other interfering PTH fragments.
Chen's research, published in Surgery in 2005, determined that intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement improves cure rates in patients undergoing minimally invasive parathyroidectomies because it allows surgeons to recognize and address additional hyperfunctioning parathyroids during surgery that were missed by preoperative imaging.
During the neck exploration for his parathyroidectomies, he was found to have an incidental follicular carcinoma that was treated with total thyroidectomy and postoperative radioactive iodine.
There was an unexplained increase in the number of parathyroidectomies in the United States between 1999 and 2002 (4).