ea0012p2 | Bone | SFE2006
, Hyatt PJ
IntroductionPrimary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) has a prevalence of 1/1000, with only 20% of patients being symptomatic, and was previously considered to be a benign condition. Recent evidence shows increased mortality in PHPT patients, primarily from cardiovascular disease, peptic ulcers and osteoporotic fractures. Parathyroidectomy reduces mortality in PHPT patients. High parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may increase mortality independently of raised ca...