PGA Procedure Tied to Higher Risk of Immediate Hypoparathyroidism

PGA Procedure Tied to Higher Risk of Immediate Hypoparathyroidism

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PGA Procedure Tied to Higher Risk of Immediate Hypoparathyroidism

A routine procedure called PGA — for parathyroid gland autotransplantation — often done following surgery to remove the thyroid gland, is associated with a higher risk of immediate hypoparathyroidism, a study shows. However, PGA did not raise the risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism, or that lasting more than six months. And, in turn, this risk was significantly increased with no use of carbon nanoparticles — commonly used to help surgeons more easily locate the parathyroid glands…

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