J Otolaryngol Ophthalmol Shandong Univ ›› 2017, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 9-11.doi: 10.6040/j.issn.1673-3770.1.2017.047

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Identification and protection of the parathyroid glands during thyroidectomy.


  1. Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2017-11-06 Online:2017-12-16 Published:2017-12-16

Abstract: Hypoparathyroidism after thyroidectomy, is a severe complication which reduces the quality of life after surgery. We reviewed the main techniques for prevention of hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia, based on the diagnostic criteria, correlative factors, and parathyroid anatomy and physiology. In particular, the identification techniques and auxiliary tools for the identification of the parathyroid glands have been introduced in this paper.

Key words: Thyroidectomy, Hypocalcaemia, Hypoparathyroidism, Parathyroid hormone

CLC Number: 

  • R581
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