Elderly Patients with Hyperparathyroidism

ūüĎČElderly patients with pHPT are at increased risk of bone-related disease and fractures and are more likely to have neuropsychiatric complaints; however, referral for parathyroidectomy in the elderly is often limited due to the perceived risk of surgery. Parathyroidectomy is the only curative treatment. This study found that parathyroidectomy in the elderly was not associated with higher morbidity. Elderly patients with hypercalcemia should be evaluated for pHPT and if confirmed should be considered for parathyroidectomy.

ūüĎČAm J Surg. 2021 Sep;222(3):549-553. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.01.027.

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