COMPLICATIONS OF THYROIDECTOMY

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Gist of the study:

Thyroidectomy is the total or ƉĂƌƟĂů removal of the thyroid gland depending on the type and extent of the lesion. It has become a common surgical procedure and can be performed by surgeons of various ƐƉĞcŝĂůŝnjĂƟŽnƐ͘. A total of 272 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ aged 14 to 82 underwent surgery between January 2011 and July 2019 at the Hospital /nƐƟƚƵƚŽ de Otorrinolaringologia de Rio Preto (HIORP), São José do Rio Preto, SP. Results: Of the 272 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ͕ a majority 215 (79%) were female and 57 (20,9%) were male. Anatomopathological ĞxĂmŝnĂƟŽn revealed malignant disease in 178 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ (65,4%) and benign disease in 97 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ (35,6%). Temporary hypocalcemia occurred in 45 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ (16,5%), permanent hypocalcemia in 51 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ (18,7%), temporary unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy in 13 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ (4,7%), and permanent unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy in 10 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ (3,6%). Cervical hematoma occurred in 5 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ (1,8%), 3 ƉĂƟĞnƚƐ (1.1%) underwent tracheotomy, and there were no ƉĂƟĞnƚ deaths.

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