Journal article

Practice Patterns in Parathyroid Surgery: A Survey of Asia-Pacific Parathyroid Surgeons

Rufi Chen, Han Boon Oh, Rajeev Parameswaran, Alexandra Gorelik, Julie A Miller

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Practice variations exist amongst parathyroid surgeons depending on their expertise and resources. Our study aims to elucidate the choice of surgical techniques and adjuncts used in parathyroid surgery by surgeons in the Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: A 25-question online survey was sent to members of five endocrine surgery associations. Questions covered training background, practice environment and preferred techniques in parathyroid surgery. Respondents were divided into three regions: Australia/New Zealand, South/South East Asia and East Asia, and responses were analysed according to region, specialty, case volume and years in practice. RESULTS: One hundred ninety-six surgeons..

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