Correlation between parathyroid adenoma volume and biochemical parameters

Authors

  • Makram Tbini Head and neck surgery department Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

Abstract

Introduction/Aim:

Predicting the size of the parathyroid adenoma may be useful for the surgeon, hence the interest of finding a correlation between the biochemical parameters and the dimensions of the parathyroid adenoma.

Materials and methods:

A retrospective study was conducted over a 6-year period (2012-2017) on patients operated on for parathyroid adenoma and who had a biochemical assessment. The volume of the adenoma was estimated using its measured dimensions and a mathematical formula.

Results:

35 patients including 30 women and 5 men were operated for parathyroid adenoma. The mean age was 54 years. A correlation between the volume of the parathyroid adenoma and the values ​​of preoperative PTH, calcium and phosphorus as well as the postoperative PTH were found. However, there was no correlation with intraoperative PTH or postoperative calcium

Conclusion:

Biochemical parameters can predict the size of a parathyroid adenoma.

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2021-03-26

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