• 27 JUL 18
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    Saving your thyroid… and avoiding hormone replacement

    Appearing this week in the New England Journal of Medicine is an article titled “Saving Thyroids”.  It is very appropriately timed from our perspective at Austin Thyroid Surgeons, as we strongly agree with the authors that there are currently too many total thyroidectomies being performed by surgeons on patients who should be getting only a lobectomy (removal

    • 23 JUL 18
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    Parathyroid adenoma… description and PHOTO

    Parathyroid adenoma… description and PHOTO

    As mentioned in the prior post, high calcium can be caused by 1 of our 4 parathyroid glands growing abnormally large.  When a high calcium is caused by hyperparathyroidism it is a single adenoma in 85-90% of cases.  This is NOT a cancer, it is just ‘sporadic’ growth of the gland for reasons we do

    • 23 JUL 18
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    July is Parathyroid Awareness Month!

    July is Parathyroid Awareness Month!

    Now is the time to have your calcium checked if you have not already done so.  High calcium is bad for many reasons, and a common cause is hyperparathyroidism.  Hyperparathyroidism is usually caused by the enlargement of one of our normal 4 parathyroid glands, into an “adenoma”.  This releases excessive PTH (parathyroid hormone) into the