The International Journal of Romanian Society of Endocrinology / Registered in 1938

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October - December 2017, Volume 13, Issue 4
Endocrine Care

Gatu A, Velicescu C, Grigorovici A, Danila R, Muntean V, Mogos SJ, Mogos V, Vulpoi C, Preda C, Branisteanu D

The Volume of Solitary Parathyroid Adenoma is Related to Preoperative PTH and 250H-D3, but Not to Calcium Levels

Acta Endo (Buc) 2017, 13 (4): 441-446
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2017.441

Purpose. To correlate the volume of parathyroid adenomas with the hormonal and metabolic profile at patients diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPTH). Patients and Methods. Cross-sectional multicentric study, enrolling 52 patients with pHPTH from two medical institutions. Serum calcium and PTH were evaluated in all patients before surgery, whereas 25OHD3 was measured only in the 33 patients recruited form one medical unit. The volume of parathyroid adenoma was measured by using the formula of a rotating ellipsoid. Results. We observed a significant correlation of the volume of parathyroid adenomas with PTH at patients from the two units and in the whole group (p < 0.0001), but not with serum calcium (p = 0.494). Twenty-five out of the 33 patients at whom 25OHD3 was measured had levels in the range of deficiency. 25OHD3 was not correlated with PTH or calcium levels, but was negatively correlated to the adenoma volume and positively to the PTH/volume ratio (p = 0.041 and p = 0.048, respectively). Conclusions. The volume of parathyroid adenoma seems to be related to preoperative PTH and 25OHD3, but not to calcium level. Vitamin D deficiency is frequently found at patients with pHPTH and may contribute to particular disease profiles, including larger parathyroid adenomas.

Keywords: parathyroid, volume, correlation, vitamin D, PTH, calcium, hypovitaminosis

Correspondence: Dumitru Branisteanu MD, PhD, “Gr.T.Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dept. of Endocrinology, 18 Vasile Conta Street, Iasi, 700106, Romania, E-mail: