Home About us Current issue Ahead of Print Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
Advanced search 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 3579 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 

BRIEF COMMUNICATION Table of Contents   
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1199-1204
Kinetics of parathyroid hormone after parathyroidectomy in chronic hemodialysis patients

1 Service de Néphrologie-Dialyse-Transplantation Rénale, CHU Ibn Sina, Rabat, Maroc
2 Service d'Anatomie Pathologique. Hopital d'Enfants, Rabat, Maroc
3 Univérsité Mohammed V Rabat, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie Rabat, Maroc Hôpital Ibn Sina, Service de Chirurgie "A", Rabat, Maroc
4 Univérsité Mohammed V Rabat, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie Rabat, Maroc Hôpital Ibn Sina, Service de Chirurgie "A"; Université Internationale des Sciences de la Santé, Faculté de Médecine Abulcasis, Rabat, Maroc

Correspondence Address:
Z Skalli
Service de Néphrologie - Dialyse - Transplantation Rénale, CHU Ibn Sina, Rabat
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.168622

Rights and Permissions

Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a common complication in chronic renal failure. The treatment in some cases requires parathyroidectomy. The kinetics of the parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels after surgery helps to evaluate the efficacy of parathyroidectomy. Prospective analysis was made of the kinetics of intact PTH (iPTH) after parathyroidectomy in 10 chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients who had secondary hyperparathyroidism. We determined the levels of iPTH before surgery and its evolution after parathyroidectomy at regular intervals: Day 0, D7, D15, D30 and D90. The mean age of our patients was 40 ± 13 years, with a sex ratio of 1. The mean duration on HD was 122 ± 63 months. The duration of secondary hyperparathyroidism varied from one year to 12 years. All patients had received medical treatment for hyperparathyroidism. The indications for parathyroidectomy included resistance to medical treatment in seven cases, development of brown tumors in two cases and soft tissue calcifications in one case. All patients had radiographic evidence of hyperparathyroidism. The parathyroidectomy was sub-total in all patients, 6/8 in four cases and 7/8 in six cases. The mean iPTH level was 2341 ± 1946 pg/mL before surgery. A sharp drop in this level was noticed on D0, with a median of 92 pg/mL and, thereafter, the levels were 79 pg/mL on D7, 25 pg/mL on D15 and 36 pg/mL after 1 month. At 3 months post-surgery, the mean iPTH level was 302 pg/mL. Histological examination of the resected gland showed parathyroid hyperplasia in all patients. In our series, the efficacy of sub-total parathyroidectomy was satisfactory with rapid normalization of PTH, which is consistent with the literature data. Sub-total parathyroidectomy still has a place in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic renal failure. Its indications should be limited to cases resistant to medical treatment and, in particular, in cases with occurrence of complications.

Print this article  Email this article

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded458    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal