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Table 4 Information on parathyroid gland relocation procedure

From: Subtotal Parathyroidectomy and Relocation of the Parathyroid Remnant for Renal Hyperparathyroidism: modification of a traditional operation

Operative Information
Mean operative time 92.4±21.4 min
Parathyroid gland relocation Right upper 4
Right lower 9
Left upper 2
Left lower 5
Both upper 1
Both lower 9
Additional manoeuvres Strap perforations 4 (3 for the upper glands)
Sandwich between strap/SCM 2 (both for the upper glands)
Thyroid gland removal 2 for access
1 due to dominant nodule
  1. SCM Sternocleidomastoid muscle