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Table 2 Macroscopic characteristics of resected PTGs

From: Effects of preoperative cinacalcet hydrochloride treatment on the operative course of parathyroidectomy and pathological changes in resected parathyroid glands

  All (n = 194) Non-CH group (n = 149) CH group (n = 45) P value
Number of resected PTGs 3.9 ± 0.4 3.9 ± 0.4 3.9 ± 0.4 0.854
Total volume of resected PTGs (mm3) 2388.5 ± 2292.8 2526.9 ± 2524.7 1930.2 ± 1157.1 0.028
Volume of the largest PTG (mm3) 1431.7 ± 1917.5 1557.7 ± 2036.9 1021.2 ± 737.7 0.010
Cases with adhesions (%) 8.8 4.7 22.2 < 0.001
  1. Data are presented as percentage or mean ± standard deviation
  2. PTG parathyroid gland, CH cinacalcet hydrochloride