Surgical outcome of patients with hyperparathyroidism in a non-specialist surgical ward

Roslani, April Camilla and Chang, N.L.W. (2006) Surgical outcome of patients with hyperparathyroidism in a non-specialist surgical ward. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61 (4). pp. 410-415. ISSN 0300-5283,

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Aim of the study was to audit patients who had undergone parathyroidectomy in University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), and compare surgical outcomes with that in the literature. Data on demography, aetiology, surgical indications, pre-operative localization, surgery and complications was obtained retrospectively from medical records of patients undergoing parathyroidectomy between 1st October 2000 to 31st October 2005. Twelve patients were identified. Mean age was 50.6 years. Sixty seven percent were females. The ratio of Chinese, Malays and Indians was 7:4:1. Most surgeries were performed in the last two years (91.7%). Aetiology was mainly tertiary hyperparathyroidism (83%). All patients had pre-operative ultrasound localization. Half underwent total parathyroidectomy without autotransplantation. There were no re-do operations. Mean duration of surgery was 1.96 hours. All patients had abnormal calcium levels at some point following surgery, but 90% were normocalcaemic at last follow up. Other complications were recurrent laryngeal nerve injury (one) and wound infection (one). There were no peri-operative mortalities. The mean duration of hospital stay was 7.75 days (range 3-17 days). The median duration of follow-up was 11 months. The outcome of parathyroidectomy in UMMC is satisfactory with few major complications. Despite this, intensive effort is needed to further improve these results to match those obtained in specialist endocrine centres.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parathyroidectomy; surgical outcome; Comlications; Primary hyperparathyroidism; secondary hyperparathyroidism; tertiary hyperparathyroidism; hypercalcaemia; hypocalcaemia
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 04:11
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 04:11

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