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Dr. Sally Carty presents on concomitant thyroid and parathyroid disease and focuses on operative approaches.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Learn the rate of concomitant thyroid disease in patients who have biochemical primary hyperparathyroidism.
  • Learn the rate of concomitant primary hyperparathyroidism in patients who undergo thyroidectomy for any reason.
  • Learn when to evaluate patients who need thyroid surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism- and vice versa.

Reading Resources:

  1. Murray SE, Sippel RS, Chen H. Incidence of concomitant hyperparathyroidism in patients with thyroid diseas requiring surgery. J Surg Res 178(2012) 264-7.
  2. Morita SY, Somervell H, Umbricht CB, Dackiw APB, Zeiger MA. Evaluation for concomitant thyroid nodules an primary hyperparathyroidism in patients undergoing parathyroidec tomy or thyroidectomy. Surg 144(6) 2008:862-7.
  3. Wagner B, Begic-Karup S, Raber W, Schneider B, Waldhausl W, Vierhapper H. Prevalence of primary hyperparathyroidism in 133847 patients with thyroid diseases, newly diagnosed by screening of serum calciur Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 107(1999): 457-61.


Dr. Carty has has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Jaypee Brothers Publishing and UpToDate

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 12/11/15 | Last Modified On: 12/11/15 | Expires: 12/11/16

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