Dutch Study Finds High Rate of Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery

Dutch Study Finds High Rate of Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery

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Dutch Study Finds High Rate of Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery

A new study out of the Netherlands has found a high incidence — 15% — of long-term hypoparathyroidism in patients after surgery on the thyroid gland. “These data provide a better understanding of the magnitude of this postoperative complication and enable more realistic information for patients who are undergoing extensive and complex thyroid surgery,” its researchers wrote. “Efforts should be made to reduce this complication rate and use national uniform treatment guidelines to enable comparison…

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