A recent study evaluates the correlation between preoperative calcium and parathyroid hormone values as predictors of gland volume and multi-gland disease.
The most important action clinicians can take to improve hyperparathyroidism care is reducing the time between a patient initially presenting elevated calcium levels to getting them into surgery.
A novel technique using the autofluorescence patterns of parathyroid glands has been found to be highly accurate in predicting normal versus abnormal glands and the subclasses of parathyroid pathologies.
Autofluorescence signature may assure surgeons when they identify what they suspect to be a parathyroid gland. Endocrine surgeon Eren Berber, MD, discusses his latest research.