What is tertiary hyperparathyroidism?

Updated: Oct 02, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence Kim, MD, FACS, FACE; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Tertiary hyperparathyroidism is a state of excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone after longstanding secondary hyperparathyroidism and resulting in hypercalcemia. Some authorities reserve the term for secondary hyperparathyroidism that persists after successful renal transplantation.


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