Conventional Surgical Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

  • Heather Yeo
  • Paola Uranga
  • Sanziana Roman

21.8 Conclusions

The incidence of primary HPTH is increasing. While new technologies are enabling preoperative localization of parathyroid gland pathology and the removal of solitary adenomas with minimally invasive approaches, the success of parathyroidectomy remains dependent upon a thorough understanding of the embryology and anatomy of the neck. This is achievable only by the surgeons’ experience and intimate knowledge of the traditional bilateral neck exploration.


Parathyroid Gland Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Primary Hyperparathyroidism Parathyroid Adenoma Parathyroid Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Yeo
    • 1
  • Paola Uranga
    • 1
  • Sanziana Roman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Section of Endocrine Surgery, Department of SurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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