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Parathyroidectomy: Parathyroidectomy is surgery to remove the parathyroid glands; there are normally four parathyroid glands.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Parathyroidectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Parathyroidectomy:

  • Enlarged parathyroid gland(s) causing hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid cancer (rare)
  • Parathyroid hyperplasia of all four glands

Other Surgical Options: Parathyroidectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Parathyroidectomy may include these surgeries:

  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

Anesthetic Requirements for Parathyroidectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Parathyroidectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Parathyroidectomy

Possible surgical complications of Parathyroidectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Parathyroidectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Parathyroidectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Parathyroidectomy: One to two weeks.

Descriptions of Parathyroidectomy

Parathyroidectomy : excision of the parathyroid gland or glands.
Source: CRISP

Parathyroidectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Parathyroidectomy) include:

  • Parathyroid surgery

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