Intraoperative Decision Making in Parathyroid Surgery

Dylan S. Jason, Courtney J. Balentine

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This article reviews intraoperative decision making related to several important aspects of parathyroid surgery. These include how to systematically identify a missing gland, when to perform a unilateral versus bilateral exploration for cure, approaches to secondary hyperparathyroidism, management of familial hyperparathyroidism, and the treatment of parathyroid cancer. The management of intraoperative complications, such as recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and devascularization of parathyroid glands, also is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-691
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2019


  • Decision making
  • Operation
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Parathyroid surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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