Treatment for recurring parathyroid disorders.
Though most parathyroidectomies are successful in treating parathyroid disorders, these conditions sometimes can return after surgery.
Re-operative parathyroidectomy is a surgical treatment for patients with parathyroid disease that returns after being treated, also known as recurrent parathyroid disease. The surgery involves removing the diseased parathyroid gland.
Challenges of re-operative parathyroidectomy
Re-operative parathyroid removal surgery is a complex procedure. Previous parathyroid surgery can make the process more challenging. In addition, the risk of complications is higher than other parathyroid surgeries.