Preventing Postoperative Hypocalcemia in Patients with Graves Disease: A Prospective Study

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Background: Hypocalcemia occurs after total thyroidectomy (TT) for Graves disease via parathyroid injury and/or from increased bone turnover. Current management is to supplement calcium after surgery. This study evaluates the impact of preoperative calcium supplementation on hypocalcemia after Graves TT.
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    Author List

  • Oltmann SC; Brekke AV; Schneider DF; Schaefer SC; Chen H; Sippel RS
  • Start Page

  • 952
  • End Page

  • 958
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 3