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Venous Sampling for Parathyroid Tumors

Feb 7th 2016 by Dr. James Norman

<% content_for(:page_summary) do %> Parathyroid venous sampling is an expensive and dangerous test that probably should ne...

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Canadian Patients Traveling to Florida for Parathyroid Surgery Continues to Increase.

Feb 24th 2014 by Dr. James Norman

Canadians with hyperparathyroidism claim expertise in parathyroid surgery and long wait times as the reasons for traveling...

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Intra-Operative PTH Assay: Exposing the Problems with Measuring PTH in the Operating Room.

Nov 24th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Measuring parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the operating room has some theoretical benefits, but in real life, the intra-opera...

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Doctor With Hyperparathyroidism: Parathyroid Surgery Saved Me

Oct 12th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

<% content_for(:page_summary) do %> Hyperparathyroidism sneaked up on me. I was feeling tired and old. I'm a family practi...

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Is Your Surgeon Cheating During Your Parathyroid Operation?

Sep 20th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

<% content_for(:page_summary) do %> The internet is full of surgeons who claim to be experts at parathyroid surgery. But a...

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Parathyroid Adenomas Located in the Chest

Aug 4th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid tumors located in the chest can almost always be removed via a small neck incision. Don't split your sternum o...

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Normal Blood Calcium Levels Adjusted for Patient's Age

Jul 11th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Blood calcium levels vary as we age, but labs don't give normal calcium ranges according to age. The highest blood calcium...

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Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma High in the Neck

Jul 3rd 2013 by Dr. James Norman

<% content_for(:page_summary) do %> Ectopic parathyroid glands occur in 5% of people, occasionally located high in the nec...

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Hyperparathyroid Symptoms From Small Parathyroid Cysts

Jun 17th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid cysts are uncommon, but can cause lots of symptoms of hyperparathyroidism sometimes, and no symptoms at all at...

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Why All Four Parathyroid Glands Should Be Examined

Jun 8th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Because 30% of people with hyperparathyroidism will have more than one parathyroid tumor, the most successful parathyroid ...

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