Parathyroidectomy Does Not Reduce Mortality or Morbidity in Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism
December 1, 2022
Dr. Morvant Clinical question: Does parathyroidectomy improve mortality or morbidity in mild primary hyperparathyroidism? Background: It is known that in patients with severe hypercalcemia or...
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