Re: These Boards should be required reading/Med Students
What an interesting story, Bonnie.
I'd like to know if the thyroid/paraT transplant worked, too. The decision to do it was probably a matter of "Well, we have the cadaver glands, and we'll be in the throat anyway, so what the heck let's do it". My guess is that even if it works, it'll never become a routine operation because MDs think supplemental hormone easily fixes the hypo that results from the absence of a gland. How wrong-o they are!