Parathyroid Allotransplant for Persistent Hypocalcaemia: A New Technique Involving Short-Term Culture.
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Objectives: To develop a new parathyroid allotransplant method for the treatment of permanent hypoparathyroidism. Materials and methods: Parathyroid cells 50 × 10(6) derived from a parathyroid hyperplasia patient were transferred to a 61-year-old patient who had thyroidectomy 17 years earlier, allowing to papillary thyroid cancer; he was admitted to our outpatient clinic with symptomatic chronic hypocalcemia. Cell isolation, cryopreservation, and culturing were conducted according to a new protocol. Results: During a follow-up of 5 months, the patient had no complications that could indicate rejection, and clinical symptoms completely resolved without requiring any drug supplementation. Conclusions: Here, we report a new method, enabling fast and cost-effective parathyroid allotransplant with maintained tissue viability sufficient to treat persistent hypocalcemia.
Aysan E., KILIC U., GOK O., ALTUG B., ERCAN C., Kesgin T., IDIZ U., MUSLUMANOGLU M., -Parathyroid Allotransplant for Persistent Hypocalcaemia: A New Technique Involving Short-Term Culture.-, Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation, cilt.14, ss.238-41, 2016