Iran (IP) - For the first time in Iran, a young woman physician transplanted the parathyroid gland in a patient's body, putting Iran among the few countries capable of doing such transplantation.

Iran PressIran News: Five days after the transplantation of a part of the donor's parathyroid, the body of the receiver patient reacted well and showed recovery symptoms.

Dr. Nasim Soudagari, a specialist in endocrine surgery, managed to transfer a section of parathyroid from one person's body to a patient, which led to the recovery of the patient suffering from hypoparathyroidism.

Hypoparathyroidism occurs when the parathyroid glands don't produce enough parathyroid hormone. 

There are four small parathyroid glands in the neck behind the thyroid gland. Parathyroid hormone controls the levels of calcium and phosphorus, so too little parathyroid hormone causes abnormal levels of Calcium.

Only three cases of transplantations happened in the world successfully, and now Iran did it for the fourth time.   


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