Evidence base: Hyperparathyroidism

Keep up to date with the latest evidence for the management of hyperparathyroidism.

Radioactive tracer (orange/red) shows tumour cells around the parathyroid gland (Photograph: SPL)
Radioactive tracer (orange/red) shows tumour cells around the parathyroid gland (Photograph: SPL)

Clinical trials

  • Bollerslev J, Jansson S, Mollerup CL et al. Medical observation, compared with parathyroidectomy, for asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism: a prospective, randomized trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007; 92: 1687-92.



This topic is covered under section 15.6 of the RCGP curriculum 'Metabolic Problems'

Key texts

  • Turner HE, Wass JAH. Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Second edition. Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Kennedy L, Basu A. Problem solving in endocrinology and metabolism. 1st edition. Clinical Publishing, 2007.


  • Society for Endocrinology. www.endocrinology.org The education section of this site includes bone disorders.


Contributed by Dr Angela Rogers, specialist registrar, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, and Professor John Wass, consultant endocrinologist, Churchill Hospital, and professor of endocrinology, University of Oxford

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