Total parathyroidectomy with routine thymectomy and autotransplantation versus total parathyroidectomy alone for secondary hyperparathyroidism: results of a nonconfirmatory multicenter prospective randomized controlled pilot trial. Ann Surg 2016; 264: 745-753.

Published: 16th January 2017

Authors: Schlosser K, Bartsch D, Diener MK, Seiler CM, Bruckner T, Nies C et al.


One hundred patients on dialysis were included. There was no advantage to the addition of auto transplantation, since no patient in either group developed hypoparathyroidism and serum calcium levels were similar.

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