Outcome of Surgery for Thyroid Diseases

Selvaraju, K and Shetty, P (2013) Outcome of Surgery for Thyroid Diseases. WebmedCentral, 4 (1). pp. 1-11.

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Background: The aim of this study is to assess the outcome of patients who have been treated surgically for thyroid disorders with the objective to compare the outcomes of total thyroidectomy to subtotal and other thyroidectomy procedures. Methods: This is a retrospective study of all patients who have undergone any surgical procedure on the thyroid gland from 1st January 2007 to 31st December 2007. Results: Of the 117 patients, L-thyroxine supplementation was required in 55.5% patients following near total thyroidectomy and 38.5% patients following sub total thyroidectomy and 4.9% patients following hemi thyroidectomy. Permanent hypothyroidism is seen in 1.7% patients following total thyroidectomy group and 0.9% patients following completion thyroidectomy group. Unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis was seen in 1.9% patients following total thyroidectomy. Conclusion: The intra operative parameters and post operative parameters including the associated complications are not significantly different in total thyroidectomy in comparison to other lesser thyroidectomy procedures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thyroidectomy, Morbidity, Hypothyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 09:50
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2013 09:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77910

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