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Int J Thyroidol. 2019 May;12(1):54-57. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.11106/ijt.2019.12.1.54
Kim SH , Seo DH , Hwang SD , Kim JW .
Department of Otolaryngology, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. hopefuljw@gmail.com
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

Secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) usually result from parathyroid gland hyperplasia that produces excess parathyroid hormone (PTH). Decreased renal function leads to elevate serum phosphate levels and reduce vitamin D production, which results in hypocalcemia. Skeletal resistance to PTH results in persistently and frequently extremely elevated PTH levels and renal osteopathy. Treatment of choice for secondary HPT is medical management including calcitriol and vitamin D. However, for some cases in calciphylaxis and the failure including PTH >800 pg/mL or osteoporosis under maximal medical management surgical intervention could be an alternative option. We described a case of 47-year-old woman with surgical intervention for secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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