What is the role of surgery in the treatment of hypercalciuria?

Updated: Jun 02, 2021
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Parathyroidectomy should be considered for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. In a retrospective cohort study of 100 patients with primary hperparathyroidism who underwent curative parathyroidectomy, 84 patients (76.4%) experienced a 24-hour urinary calcium level reduction of at least 20%. Of the patients who had confirmed hypercalciuria, 79% had urinary calcium levels return to normal range postoperatively. [59]  


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