Hyperparathyroidism and pregnancy

Daniel K. Lowe, Eric S. Orwoll, Michael R. McClung, Mary L. Cawthon, Clare G. Peterson

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Six pregnancies occurring in four mothers with hyperparathyroidism have been presented. Four of the pregnancies were completed without therapy; in two, parathyroidectomy was performed. The outcome of each of the pregnancies was satisfactory. The 49 cases previously reported are reviewed. This experience demonstrates that parathyroidectomy is indicated if the mother has symptomatic hypercalcemia, and it can be safely performed during the second trimester. Pregnant women with mild, asymptomatic hypercalcemia may be followed nonoperatively during pregnancy with satisfactory outcome to both the mother and fetus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-614
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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