Complications of parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism

Complications of parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism and their prevalence

  • • Persistent hyperparathyroidism: < 5%
  • • Recurrent hyperparathyroidism: 5% to 10%
  • • Transient hypocalcemia: 10% to 25%
  • • Permanent hypoparathyroidism: 2% to 5% (< 1% for solitary adenoma)
  • • Temporary recurrent laryngeal nerve injury: 3%
  • • Permanent recurrent laryngeal nerve injury: < 1%
  • • Mortality: < 0.1%
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