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Techniques of parathyroid exploration at North American endocrine surgery fellowship programs: what the next generation is being taught.
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PMID:  24495320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive techniques are now often used to treat primary hyperparathyroidism but with uncertain conformity and some controversy. Endocrine surgery fellowships (ESFPs) have recently proliferated.
METHODS: The directors of the 19 ESFPs recognized by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons were polled to identify the approaches currently taught to trainees.
RESULTS: With 100% participation, all ESFPs obtain ≥1 imaging study, and 95% use ultrasound to assess for concurrent thyroid nodules that require care. For an apparent single adenoma, all ESFPs minimize dissection, use intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring, and, if multiglandular disease is identified, perform 4-gland exploration. Outpatient surgery (89%) and postoperative oral calcium use (68%) are common. All programs define cure as durable normocalcemia (median, 6 months).
CONCLUSIONS: American Association of Endocrine Surgeons fellowship programs teach congruent management strategies that include focused dissection, intraoperative parathyroid hormone use, and intent to cure. These consistencies define a future standard for assessment of parathyroidectomy outcomes.
Tracy S Wang; Janice L Pasieka; Sally E Carty
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
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Created Date:  2014-2-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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