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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Paratiroidectomía

Parathyroidectomy (PAYR-uh-THY-roy-DEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove one or more parathyroid glands (four pea-sized organs found on the thyroid).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.