AIM: The aim of the study was to draw up a management protocol in parathyroid surgery promoted by the Italian Association of Endocrine Surgery Units (UEC Club), based on the guidelines of the main international scientific societies and shared by the experts and applied by the operators in the sector. METHODS AND CONSENSUS: The management protocols, already presented in 2003, on the occasion of the current review were examined by the 1st Consensus Conference called on the topic by the Italian Association of Endocrine Surgery Units (UEC). The Conference comprised two distinct sessions, the first in November 2006 within the framework of the 5th National Congress of the UEC Club in Verona, and the second in September 2007 within the framework of the 10th Multidisciplinary Scanno Prize Meeting. A selected board of endocrinologists and endocrine surgeons examined the individual chapters and submitted the consensus text for the approval of several experts. CONCLUSIONS: The diagnostic, therapeutic and healthcare management protocols in parathyroid surgery approved by the 1st Consensus Conference are officially those proposed by the Italian Association of Endocrine Surgery Units (UEC Club) and are subject to review by October, 2009.
|Translated title of the contribution||Diagnostic, therapeutic and healthcare management protocols in parathyroid surgery. 1st Consensus Conference|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2008|
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