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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 384  

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Date of Web Publication12-Oct-2017

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.216574

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Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your interest in our paper. The reply to your queries is as under:

  1. Did the authors use any other adjuncts in surgery like surgical loupe and frozen section biopsy?

  2. Reply: The use of loupes was at the surgeon's discretion. Frozen section was carried out to confirm the nature of tissue.

  3. What was the mean size of their adenoma?

  4. Reply: 2 cm × 1.3 cm × 1 cm.

  5. What was the mean duration of surgery in which they did not use radio guided surgery and did it make significant difference?

  6. Reply: We have not documented the duration of surgery in cases where we have not used gamma probe. Approximate duration would have been Reply by the Authoraround 1 h. As discussed in our article, one of the advantages in using gamma probe is to assure the surgeon of the completeness of the resection, without the requirement of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH).

  7. Did they retract or divide the strap muscles?

  8. Reply: The strap muscles were not divided in any of the procedures. They were retractedmedially for exposure.

  9. What was the timing of PTH postoperatively?

  10. Reply: Postoperatively PTH was repeated at 1 h and 24 h.

  11. In how much percentage of patients, the phenomenon of delayed calcium fall was exhibited?

Reply: We had no patient who had delayed calcium fall. As mentioned the mean 24 h postoperative calcium was 8.27 ± 0.73 mg/dl.


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