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National survey on the management of primary hyperparathyroidism by Swiss endocrinologists.

Authors
  • Clerici, T
  • Warschkow, R
  • Triponez, F
  • Brändle, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Langenbeck's archives of surgery / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
392
Issue
5
Pages
611–615
Identifiers
PMID: 17294209
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a relevant fraction of patients with pHPT, endocrinologists still do not regard curative therapy as mandatory. Surprisingly, there are significant cultural differences concerning referral patterns to surgery between the German-speaking and the French-speaking parts of Switzerland. Minimally invasive procedures seem to lower the threshold for referral for surgical therapy.

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