Determinants of postoperative hypocalcemia in vitamin D-deficient Graves' patients after total thyroidectomy
Unalp, Haluk Recai
Ozbey, Nese Colak
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BACKGROUND: The etiology of postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy appears to be multifactorial, that is, postoperative transient hypoparathyroidism, low 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) concentrations, aging, and hyperthyroidism with increased bone turnover. Our aim was to evaluate the factors responsible for postoperative hypocalcemia in euthyroid vitamin D-deficient/insufficient Graves patients who underwent total thyroidectomy at our institution.
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