Hungry bone syndrome after parathyroidectomy of a minimally invasive parathyroid carcinoma

Kwang Min Kim, Joon Beom Park, Keum Seok Bae, Seong Joon Kang

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Abstract

The prognosis of parathyroid carcinoma varies significantly between numerous studies. Therefore, many attempts have been made to grade the degree of parathyroid carcinoma, and recently, classifying parathyroid carcinomas into either minimally invasive or widely invasive carcinoma- similar to follicular carcinoma of the thyroid- has led to a more reliable prediction of the prognosis. Hungry bone syndrome can occur if parathyroidectomy is performed due to primary hyperparathyroidism regardless of the cause of the disease. Hungry bone syndrome is characterized by postoperative a hypocalcemic state due to remineralization of various minerals, including calcium, of the bone; this syndrome requires a long-term supplementation of calcium. The authors aim to report, along with a review of related literatures, 1 case of a 29-year-old female patient diagnosed with minimally invasive parathyroid carcinoma who fell into hungry bone syndrome after parathyroidectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-349
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Surgical Society
Volume81
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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