The role of parathyroidectomy in JAK2 mutation negative polycythemia vera

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Abstract

The relationship between polycythemia vera (PV) and primary hyperparathyroidism is not well understood. Remission or improvement of PV following parathyroidectomy in the setting of primary hyperparathyroidism has previously been described; however, long-term outcomes are not well characterized. We describe a patient with JAK2 mutation negative PV and primary hyperparathyroidism, with a dramatic, but ultimately transient, improvement in hemoglobin following resection of a parathyroid adenoma. While screening for hyperparathyroidism may be useful in the setting of PV, indications for parathyroidectomy should be driven by symptomatology or established criteria, not the desire to affect the clinical course of PV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-618
Number of pages4
JournalInternational journal of hematology
Volume100
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 6 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hematology

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