Parathyroidectomy
 
 

Parathyroidectomy

The parathyroid glands are in the neck behind the thyroid glands. The parathyroid glands help to manage the amount of calcium in the blood. A parathyroidectmy, also called parathyroid gland removal, takes out the parathyroid glands or tumors in the glands. The glands are removed if they produce too much of a hormone ( a disorder called hyperparathyroidism) that can cause bone pain, tender or frail bones, fatigue, kidney stones and larger than normal amounts of urine. The hormone can also cause depression, loss of memory, loss of appetite and nausea.

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