A New Approach to Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism: Percutaneous Embolization: Two Case Reports

KOÇ N. S. , Yilmaz R., YILDIRIM T. , Eldem G. , PEYNİRCİOĞLU B. , ERDEM Y.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.53, no.3, pp.1010-1013, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2020.08.033
  • Page Numbers: pp.1010-1013


Secondary hyperparathyroidism is one of the most common complications of chronic kidney failure. If prolonged, parathyroid hormone release gains autonomy and tertiary hyperparathyroidism with parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia can be develop. Tertiary hyperparathyroidism is associated with increased risk of mortality and morbidity; thus, treatment is recommended. Medical treatment includes phosphate binders, vitamin D analogues, and calcimimetic agents. Most cases of tertiary hyperparathyroidism can be controlled with medical treatment. When medical treatment options prove insufficient, parathyroidectomy is recommended. However, recurrence after parathyroidectomy is possible, which requires an alternative treatment. We present our percutaneous embolization experience, which has not been tried in the treatment of tertiary hyperparathyroidism in renal transplantation patients diagnosed with tertiary hyperparathyroidism.