TITLE

Complications of thyroid surgery

AUTHOR(S)
Findlay, John M.; Mihai, Radu
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Mar2011 Supplement, Vol. 72, pM44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the various complications of thyroid surgery including airway compromise after thyroidectomy such as postoperative haemorrhage, and bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy; hypocalcaemia; recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries; and superior laryngeal nerve injuries. Also discussed are rare complications such as thyrotoxic storm, pneumothorax, and chyle leak. A brief history of thyroid operation is presented, along with relevant statistics.
ACCESSION #
59796587

 

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