Long term results of total parathyroidectomy/autotransplantation without cryopreservation in secondary hyperparathyroidism
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and early-late results of subtotal parathyroidectomy and total parathyroidectomy/auto transplantation without cryopreservation conducted on cases with secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT). Materials and Methods: 68 patients with secondary HPT who had parathyroidectomy were analysed retrospectively. In group1 (n=47) subtotal parathyroidectomy, in group2 (n=21) total parathyroidectomy/auto transplantation without cryopreservation were performed in our clinic. Patients' demographic characteristics and clinical features were evaluated. Results: In group1 8 patients (14.9%), in group2 17 patients (76.2%) had concurrent thymectomies. The rates of persistant HPT in group1 and group2 were 14.9% (n=7), 4.8% (n=1) respectively. In group2 no recurrent HPT was seen, in group2 10.6% (n=5) of the patients had recurrent HPT. The reasons of persistent and recurrent HPT were ectopic or supernumerary glands in 69.2% (n=9) of the patients. Conclusion:. In patients with end stage renal failure and secondary HPT, bilateral cervical thymectomy concurrent with total parathyroidectomy/auto transplantation without cryopreservation can be applied as a safe and efficient surgical procedure.