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Table 5 Calcium and PTH levels post-surgery

From: A retrospective analysis of the diagnostic performance of 11C-choline PET/CT for detection of hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands after prior negative or discordant imaging in primary hyperparathyroidism

  Postoperative day one Two months post-surgery Six months post-surgery
Total serum calcium (mmol/L)    
 Median (range) 2.35 (2.00–2.73)
(n = 36)
2.40 (2.18–2.67)
(n = 14)
2.41 (2.03–2.83)
(n = 12)
Albumin-corrected calcium (mmol/L)    
 Median (range) 2.37 (2.00–2.75)
(n = 34)
2.37 (2.08–2.60)
(n = 14)
2.37 (2.10–2.69)
(n = 12)
PTH (pmol/L)    
 Median (range) 2.2 (1.0–5.2)
(n = 14)
8.6 (1.2–18.8)
(n = 8)
9.9 (1.2–18.8)
(n = 7)
  1. Reference range total serum calcium = 2.20–2.60 mmol/L; reference range albumin-corrected calcium = 2.10–2.55 mmol/L; reference range PTH =  < 8.7 pmol/L