What is Parathyroid gland removal (parathyroidectomy)?

Category: Surgeries

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A parathyroidectomy is the surgical removal of the parathyroid gland or parathyroid tumors. This is done to treat certain conditions such as cancerous growth or infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hypercalcemia (elevated calcium) 4 1
Overactivity 2 1
Hyperparathyroidism 1 1
Osteoporosis 1 1
Parathyroid adenoma 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Parathyroid gland removal (parathyroidectomy)

Side effect Patients
Calcium deficiency 1
Low calcium (hypocalcemia) 1
Vitamin D deficiency 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Parathyroid gland removal (parathyroidectomy)

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Duration

Currently having Parathyroid gland removal (parathyroidectomy)

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Parathyroid gland removal (parathyroidectomy)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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