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Early complication of thyroid surgery

Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Marek Krawczyk, Mariusz Frączek, Danuta Suchowera, Mariusz Niemczyk, Piotr Hevelke
Chirurgia Polska 2002;4(1):27-32.

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Vol 4, No 1 (2002)
Published online: 2002-04-24

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of the study was to retrospectively analyse early surgical complications in a group of patients operated on for thyroid diseases in the 1990s.
Material and methods: From 1989 to 1999, 637 surgical procedures for thyroid diseases were performed. In more than 2/3 of patients, an indication for the surgery was a simple goitre. The most common procedure performed (79.6%) was subtotal thyroidectomy.
Results: The overall incidence of surgical complications equalled 13.3%, the commonest being intra-operative bleeding (5.2%), unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (3.1%) and postoperative hypoparathyroidism (1.3%).
Conclusions: The overall complications rate is relatively high (13.3%), the most frequent are intra-operative bleeding and unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (in about 50% of patients the palsy is transient and withdrawing within 4-6 weeks from surgery).

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of the study was to retrospectively analyse early surgical complications in a group of patients operated on for thyroid diseases in the 1990s.
Material and methods: From 1989 to 1999, 637 surgical procedures for thyroid diseases were performed. In more than 2/3 of patients, an indication for the surgery was a simple goitre. The most common procedure performed (79.6%) was subtotal thyroidectomy.
Results: The overall incidence of surgical complications equalled 13.3%, the commonest being intra-operative bleeding (5.2%), unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (3.1%) and postoperative hypoparathyroidism (1.3%).
Conclusions: The overall complications rate is relatively high (13.3%), the most frequent are intra-operative bleeding and unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (in about 50% of patients the palsy is transient and withdrawing within 4-6 weeks from surgery).
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Keywords

thyroid surgery; goitre; complications

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Title

Early complication of thyroid surgery

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 4, No 1 (2002)

Pages

27-32

Published online

2002-04-24

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2002;4(1):27-32.

Keywords

thyroid surgery
goitre
complications

Authors

Rafał Paluszkiewicz
Marek Krawczyk
Mariusz Frączek
Danuta Suchowera
Mariusz Niemczyk
Piotr Hevelke

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