The authors report their experience in haemorrhage after thyroid surgery. Haemorrhagic complications occurred in 5 cases in a series of 1803 sequential thyroidectomies (incidence: 0.27%). In particular, incidence was 1.9% after interventions for thyroid neoplasias (adenoma and carcinoma) and 0.18% after interventions for non-neoplastic thyroid pathology. Haemorrhage occurred always after "total" operations, even if monolateral. Causative and contributing factors, precautions and measures helpful in reducing the incidence and the potential dangerousness of haemorrhagic complications are discussed.