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The cause of parathyroid tumors

Do you know what causes the parathyroid tumours to grow in the first place? What if the tumour g...

Etiology: the cause of parathyroid disease

Ionized vs. serum calcium

Why would my serum calcium be high but Ionized calcium low? Does low ionized calcium mean no par...


Thyroid nodules and parathyroid surgery

I have thyroid nodules. One has grown. Do I need a biopsy before having parathyroid surgery? I wa...

Thyroid nodule Operation

Pathology report

I had parathyroid surgery last week - two glands were removed. The biopsy came back as hyperpla...

Operation Pathology