Pronounced: peh-rah-THIGH-roy-dek-tah-meEn Español (Spanish Version)
A parathyroidectomy is a surgery to remove parathyroid glands. There are four parathyroid glands located in the neck. The glands make a hormone that balance the level of calcium in the blood.
Parathyroid Glands and Thyroid Glands (Back View)
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Last reviewedJune 2013by Kim Carmichael, MD
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