Elderly patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s