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Table 2 Thyroid function of hyperthyroid patients after parathyroidal surgery (n = 30) is compared with hyperthyroid patients due to other causes (n = 17; Graves' disease: n = 7, autonomous thyroid adenoma: n = 10) serving as control group.

From: Transient hyperthyroidism after surgery for secondary hyperparathyroidism: a common problem

  Hyperthyroid patients after SHP surgery n = 30 Control group n = 17 p
TSH [mU/L] 0.13 ± 0.02 0.01 ± 0.01 0.003
fT3 [ng/L] 6.47 ± 0.68 5.40 ±1.61 0.30
fT4 [ng/L] 22.33 ±2.14 16.33 ± 4.55 0.87
Thyroglobulin [ng/mL] 373.6 ± 93.3 31.6 ± 12.2 0.01
  1. Medians ± standard errors are displayed. A two tailed student's-t test was used.
  2. fT3: free triiodothyronine, fT4: free thyroxine, SHP: secondary hyperparathyroidism, TSH: thyroid stimulating hormone.