Is intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing in patients with renal insufficiency undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism accurate?

Jonathan A. Sohn, Sarah C. Oltmann, David F. Schneider, Rebecca S. Sippel, Herbert Chen, Dawn M. Elfenbein

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Abstract

Background Our aim was to determine whether chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) impacted intraoperative parathyroid hormone (ioPTH) monitoring during parathyroidectomy. We hypothesized that ioPTH monitoring in patients with CRI would show slower decline, but would still accurately predict cure. Methods A retrospective review was conducted of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent curative single adenoma parathyroidectomy. The percentage of patients reaching 50% decline of ioPTH was compared between groups stratified by renal function. Results Between 2000 and 2013, 950 patients met inclusion criteria. At 5 minutes, 66% of patients with CRI met curative criteria versus 77% of normal renal function patients (P =.001). At 10 minutes, 89% vs 92% met criteria (P =.073), and by 15 minutes, the gap narrowed to 95% vs 97% (P =.142), respectively. Conclusions Despite CRI patients with primary hyperparathyroidism having slower ioPTH decline after curative parathyroidectomy, 95% met ioPTH criteria by 15 minutes. Standard ioPTH criteria can be used with CRI patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-487
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Volume209
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Chronic renal insufficiency
  • Intraoperative PTH monitoring
  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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