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Research Article

Value of 1-alpha-hydroxy vitamin D3 in treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism before parathyroidectomy.

Br Med J 1979; 1 doi: (Published 17 February 1979) Cite this as: Br Med J 1979;1:450
  1. D A Heath,
  2. W Van't Hoff,
  3. A D Barnes,
  4. J G Gray


    The postoperative course of six patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and obvious radiological evidence of bone disease pretreated with 1-alpha-hydroxy vitamin D3 (1 alpha HCC) was indistinguishable from that of six patients with a similar clinical and radiological picture who were not pretreated. 1alphaHCC may increase the hypercalcaemia in some cases and cannot be recommended for the routine preparation of such patients for surgery.