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ea0021p401 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

Management and follow up of post-operative hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy: a pilot study

Santhakumar Anjali , Munir Atif , Durning Pat , Nag Sath

Background: Although hypocalcemia is common post thyroidectomy, no national guidelines pertain to its management.Long-term treatment with calcium and vitamin D replacement predispose patients to nephrocalcinosis and should be avoided in the absence of a clear indication.Aim: To identify the incidence and management of post-operative hypocalcemia following thyroidectomy in a UK teaching hospital with view to formulating management g...