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Parathyroid Transplantation

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Transplantation of the parathyroid glands as autografts or allografts has been attempted in experimental animals and humans since the early 1900s. In occasional cases, there was histological evidence of autograft survival, but until the 1970s, it had not been documented that transplanted parathyroid tissue alone was sufficient to maintain calcium homeostasis in the host [1, 2]. Since then, the technique of parathyroid autotransplantation has been refined and applied in clinical surgery, primarily for two indications.

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  • Parathyroid glands
  • Autotransplantation
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism

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Wells, S.A. (2017). Parathyroid Transplantation. In: Howe, J. (eds) Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Surgery. Springer Surgery Atlas Series. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-54067-1_4

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