Open Parathyroidectomy Is Currently Being Replaced with Less Invasive and More

Question 13
Multiple Choice

Open parathyroidectomy is currently being replaced with less invasive and more targeted techniques; however, the amount of parathyroid tissue that should be removed remains controversial and relates to whether single or multiple glands are involved. A portion of a gland must remain to: A)prevent hypocalcemia and its complications. B)serve as a marker for later surgery should the gland fail to produce PTH. C)regenerate into normal parathyroid tissue. D)maintain the patient in a state of hypercalcemia to compensate for the lost glands.