Early prediction of hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy by parathormone measurement in surgical site irrigation fluid


KAMER E., UNALP H. R. , Erbil Y., AKGUNER T., Issever H. , TARCAN E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.7, no.5, pp.466-471, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2009.07.006
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.466-471

Abstract

Background: Improvements in surgical technique cannot eliminate the risk of hypocalcemia. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of PTH levels in surgical site irrigation fluid (irPTH) in predicting patients at risk for postoperative hypocalcemia.