Open Parathyroidectomy Is Currently Being Replaced with Less Invasive and More
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.