Guidelines for the management of asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism: summary statement from the third international workshop

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Feb;94(2):335-9. doi: 10.1210/jc.2008-1763.


Objective: Asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common clinical problem. The purpose of this report is to guide the use of diagnostics and management for this condition in clinical practice.

Participants: Interested professional societies selected representatives for the consensus committee and provided funding for a one-day meeting. A subgroup of this committee set the program and developed key questions for review. Consensus was established at a closed meeting that followed and at subsequent discussions.

Evidence: Each question was addressed by a relevant literature search (on PubMed), and the data were presented for discussion at the group meeting.

Consensus process: Consensus was achieved by a group meeting. Statements were prepared and reviewed by all authors who represented the Planning Committee and the participating professional societies.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Primary / diagnosis
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Primary / therapy*
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
  • Parathyroidectomy / methods