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Symptomatic Hypocalcemia due to Sodium Phosphate for Bowel Preparation following Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Turkay Kirdak, Nusret Korun

Citation Information : Kirdak T, Korun N. Symptomatic Hypocalcemia due to Sodium Phosphate for Bowel Preparation following Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy. World J Endoc Surg 2011; 3 (2):91-92.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1065

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


This paper presents a case on symptomatic hypocalcemia due to sodium phosphate use for bowel preparation following parathyroidectomy. Serum calcium and parathyroid hormone were in normal levels postoperatively. Two months following the operation, phosphosoda was administered for bowel preparation. Following bowel preparation severe carpopedal spasm developed. It can be speculated that sodium phosphate administration for bowel preparation may precipitate hypocalcemic tetany in the patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism.

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