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What is the surgery cure rate of parathyroid operation?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: High

Assuming one parathyroid adenoma in the setting of primary hyperparathyroidism (one gland disease) , the surgical cure rate can be as high as 95%.
One gland disease is usually found in younger patients so younger patients will typically have a higher surgical success than older patients.

In brief: High

Assuming one parathyroid adenoma in the setting of primary hyperparathyroidism (one gland disease) , the surgical cure rate can be as high as 95%.
One gland disease is usually found in younger patients so younger patients will typically have a higher surgical success than older patients.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. David Rosen
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nearly 100%

With radioguidance and intraoperative PTH monitoring the cure rates for parathyroidectomy are close to 100%, provided the surgery is for primary hyperthyroidism.
In cases of secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism, 4 gland excision with reimplant in forearm is performed in case there is recurrent hyperparathyroidism. Pieces of remaining parathyroid tissue can then be removed from forearm.

In brief: Nearly 100%

With radioguidance and intraoperative PTH monitoring the cure rates for parathyroidectomy are close to 100%, provided the surgery is for primary hyperthyroidism.
In cases of secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism, 4 gland excision with reimplant in forearm is performed in case there is recurrent hyperparathyroidism. Pieces of remaining parathyroid tissue can then be removed from forearm.
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosen
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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck

In brief: Cure rate

For an occasional operator, it should be above 80%.
For a high volume surgeon, it would be greater than 95%.

In brief: Cure rate

For an occasional operator, it should be above 80%.
For a high volume surgeon, it would be greater than 95%.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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