Surgical Approach for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Elderly
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
Following a personal observation and a retrospective analysis of the data, the investigators hypothesise that there is increased frequency of multiple gland disease in primary hyperparathyroidism in the elderly.
This study will include patients over the age of 65, diagnosed with primary hyperaprathyroidism, referred for surgery and suspected to have a single adenoma according to preoperative imaging. Surgery will begin with a focal parathyroid exploration as suspected followed by an exploration of the other gland at the same time. Data will be analysed to determine the frequency of multigland disease in this population.
|Multigland Disease in Primary Hyperparathyroidism||Procedure: unilateral neck exploration|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Surgical Approach for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Elderly - a Prospective Study|
- Frequency of multigland disease in hyperparathyroidism in the elderly. [ Time Frame: two years ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: unilateral neck exploration
unilateral neck exploration of elderly with primary hyperparathyroidism
Procedure: unilateral neck exploration
All elderly patients with primary hyperparathyroidism suspected to have a single gland disease will have a unilateral neck exploration following the index gland identification.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01484379
|Rambam Health Care Campus|
|Principal Investigator:||Michal Mekel, M.D||Rambam health care campus Haifa Israel|