A Prospective Evaluation of Quick Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Assay at the Time of Skin Closure in Predicting Clinically Relevant Hypocalcemia after Thyroidectomy

World Journal of Surgery, 03/16/2012

PTH–SC is an accurate and reliable means of predicting clinically relevant hypocalcemia. It would be reasonable to discharge those with PTH–SC >1 pmol/L on the same operative day as the risk of life–threatening hypocalcemia would seem unlikely.

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