Sporadic Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Stone Disease: a Comprehensive Metabolic Evaluation Before and After Parathyroidectomy

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to characterize the stone risk and the impact of parathyroidectomy on the metabolic profile of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and urolithiasis.


We analyzed the prospectively collected charts of patients treated at our stone clinic from Jan/2001-Jan/2016 searching for patients with PHPT and urolithiasis. Imaging evaluation of the kidneys, bones and parathyroid glands were assessed. We analyzed the demographic data, serum and urinary parameters before and after parathyroidectomy. Statistical analysis included paired T/Fisher/Spearman/ANOVA tests. Significance was set at p


51 patients were included. Mean age was 57.1±12.1years and 82.4% were female. Hypercalcemia was present in 84.3% of patients (Table 1). All eight patients with normal calcium had elevated PTH. Only two subjects did not have PTH above normal range, though both had elevated calcium. Before parathyroidectomy, mean calcium and PTH levels were 11.2±1.0mg/dL and 331±584pg/dL, respectively (Table 2). The most common urinary disorders were low urinary volume (64.7%), hypercalciuria (60.8%), high urinary pH (41.2%) and hypocitraturia (31.4%). After parathyroidectomy, the number of patients with hypercalcemia (n=4;7.8%), elevated PTH (n=17;33.3%) and hypophosphatemia (n=3;5.9%) significantly decreased (p


Individuals with PHPT and nephrolithiasis frequently present elevated baseline PTH and calcium. Low volume, hypercalciuria, high urinary pH, and hypocitraturia are the most frequent urinary disorders. Parathyroidectomy is effective in normalizing serum calcium and PTH levels, though other urinary metabolic may persist. Patients should be monitored for the need for citrate supplementation.

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